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An Outdoor Fireplace does a lot more than Provide Ambiance

Set the Mood with an Outdoor Fireplace If you find yourself dreaming about having an outdoor space that’s perfect for entertaining and relaxing, you’re in good company. More than 60 percent of architects report that outdoor living spaces are the most popular “special function” area today — and 56 percent of homeowners aren’t just dreaming Read more

Patio Fireplaces: The Perfect Backyard Patio Makeover for Summer

Chic design doesn’t have to end at a home’s threshold. Contemporary design has made its way to the outdoors, and it’s more than just stylish furniture! Earlier this year, Heat & Glo once again broke traditional fireplace boundaries by bringing the linear fireplace trend outdoors, and there’s no better way to create a stunning focal Read more

Create Your Perfect Space with Designer Gas Fireplaces

If you’re thinking about creating a space to kick your home up a notch in favor of contemporary design, adding a gas fireplace may be the only investment you need to make. That’s because now more than ever, fireplaces are major focal points that set the design tone, naturally capturing the attention of all eyes Read more

From Home Appliance to Rugged Designs: the Best Wood Stoves

At Quadra-Fire, they often stop short of calling a wood stove an “appliance.” The word “appliance” should really be reserved for things like refrigerators, water heaters, and washers and dryers. That’s because it’s rewarding to interact with their wood stoves, nurturing the fires that not only heat our homes, but warm our hearts. Wood stoves Read more

Outdoor Living Trends You Want to Know this Summer

PATIO IDEAS THAT ARE HOT THIS SUMMER How are you going to make the most of the summer season? We talked with the ultimate outdoor experts at Southview Design on Facebook Live to learn the top tips for improving your outdoor living space. Designer Tim Johnson shared his expert opinion on the landscape design elements that will Read more

How to Tell Your Firewood is Ready for Your Wood Stove

Three Tests to Determine When Your Firewood is Ready to Burn You’ve heard the saying “garbage in, garbage out” referencing computers. But the adage also applies to wood stoves and fireplaces, and the wood we burn in them. Plain and simple, the moisture content of cordwood can make or break the quality of your fires Read more

How Fireplace Efficiency Gets You Amazing Cost Savings

Fireplace efficiency can save you more money than you think There’s something magical about fire – nothing quite compares to relaxing in the warmth and glow of a fireplace after a long day. Even better, it’s quite economical since enjoying fires with a Heat & Glo gas fireplace costs less than .40 cents* an hour. Read more

Eco-friendly and Cost Effective Ways to Help the Earth

Every Green Act Adds Up to Big Impact The threat of global warming has never been more urgent. That’s why every year for the past 46 years, Earth Day and everything it stands for continues to gain momentum. Earth Day inspires people to share information, challenge ideas, and ignite passion – ultimately motivating us to Read more

The Best and Worst Home Upgrades for ROI

Upgrades to Consider When Building a New Home When you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing home, it’s smart to choose upgrades that will not only make your house a home, but pay you back when it comes time to sell. Getting 100% of what you spend back rarely happens, but some upgrades Read more

The Latest Trends in Home Design and Construction

The Latest and Greatest in Home Design Trends in home design have evolved and are light-years ahead of what they were 20 years ago. Amenities that once drew people to homes like Jacuzzi tubs and chandeliers have been replaced by soaking tubs, pendant lights, and sliding barn doors. When going through the stages of building Read more

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