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Options for Fireplace Renovations
Posted by Valeria Faith on 1/22/2020 to
Thinking of renovating your fireplace? Here's a quick review of options
Is a Gas Fireplace Worth It?
Posted by Karen Duke on 10/22/2019 to
Is a gas fireplace worth it? Learn about the costs and benefits of adding a gas fireplace to your home, and which type is the best investment.
Posted by Karen Duke on 10/7/2019 to
If you're lucky enough to have an old house with a fireplace in the bathroom, here's how you can convert it to use a gas or electric fire.
Another Fireplace Makeover
Posted by Karen Duke on 9/13/2019 to
We transformed this unusable fireplace that was sucking heat from the house into a beautiful focal point in the room, all in one afternoon.
Be Glad Your Fireplace Wasn't Flipped
Posted by Karen Duke on 8/26/2019 to
Learn why it may be great that the renovation contractor didn't flip your fireplace
Design a Custom Gas Fire Pit
Posted by Karen Duke on 2/12/2019 to
While a gas fire bowl or gas fire urn may be perfect for your outdoor space, sometimes you want a custom design that fits your space. Here's how you plan and implement it
Gas Coal Baskets for Larger Fireplaces
Posted by Karen Duke on 12/22/2018 to
Here's a quick design idea for converting a wide yet shallow old fireplace to gas
What is a Fireplace Summer Cover or Summer Door?
Posted by Karen Duke on 12/21/2018 to
Before fireplaces had dampers they had summer covers to close off the opening to prevent heat loss in the winter when the fireplace wasn't in use, and to offer a decorative element in the summer when not in use
Gas Coal Fireplace Update
Posted by Karen Duke on 11/13/2018 to
Here's how we updated an old coal basket with a gas coal burner featuring a remote control
Restoring a Bedroom Fireplace
Posted by Karen Duke on 9/1/2018 to
Who wants to lug wood up the stairs or tote ashes down? We're often asked about installing or renovating fireplaces in bedrooms so they can burn gas. It is a controversial issue as building inspectors sometimes don't like the idea due to safety concerns.
Vintage Decor: Define Your Style
Posted by Karen Duke on 12/14/2017 to
Luckily, there are many different directions you can take with home decor to personalize your own vintage style.
Cleaning & Restoring Antique Fireplace Accessories
Posted by Karen Duke on 8/24/2017 to
I've found some great old antique fireplace accessories, now how do I clean and restore them?
Victorian Housemaids and their Fireplace Duties
Posted by Karen Duke on 3/22/2017 to
Before central heating, all rooms were warmed with a fireplace or, in the latter part of the Victorian era, with wood or coal stoves. So who kept all those fires going?
Install a fireplace any where!
Posted by Karen Duke on 1/28/2017 to
How do you fit a fireplace into a room that's just 12' x 12'?
Choose a small model and mount it farther up the wall!
Here's how we did it.
Aldine Style Fireplaces
Posted by Karen Duke on 10/7/2016 to
In many turn of the century homes it's common to see a coal fireplace with a door that's an open grate. Usually this was never a proper fireplace but was a passive heating system that made use of the hot vented air from a downstairs fireplace.
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