Tips for Burning Wood

Burning wood made simple It’s almost Christmas and frosty nights are moving in. Make no bones about it, Old Man Winter is here! Soon wood stoves and inserts across the country will rise to the occasion, heating our homes and warming our hearts all winter long. Make light work of building fires with this common sense Read more


For most of us, our homes are where we spend the most time – and where we make the most significant investments. With the economy on the upswing and consumer confidence rising, many people are making their dream homes reality by building new or remodeling existing houses. In both scenarios, installing a fireplace is often Read more

Making the Most of Your Wood Stove

Wood stoves and how to make the most of them It’s November and if you’re like most wood stove owners, the cordwood is stacked, seasoned and ready to go. Depending on where you live, perhaps you’ve already stoked your stove for those first highly anticipated fires of the season. Make the most of your wood Read more


HOW TO UPGRADE A FIREPLACE TO BECOME A FRESH FOCAL POINT Author: Erin Vaughan With fall just around the corner, it’s time to start getting serious about your home’s interior appeal. After all, bland and outdated decor becomes strikingly obvious when poor weather keeps you indoors. And with winter entertaining just around the corner, you’ll Read more


GENERATE ROI WITH HIGH IMPACT REMODEL TIPS All homes require renovations at some point. Some improvements make living in our homes more enjoyable every single day, like cooking in a newly remodeled kitchen. And some renovations are just necessary and not as much fun, like replacing siding or windows. When deciding what projects should float 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

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