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The Fireplace: A Very Brief History

By |August 21st, 2018|

The contemporary fireplace sitting in your living room right now is the descendant of a long line of fireplaces that have, in a very discernable way, changed the shape of civilization. Because we have all grown up with modern conveniences of electric heat, electric light, and kitchen ranges, we often take for granted that our […]

Essential Fireplace Advice for First-Time Homeowners

By |July 24th, 2018|

Are you first-time homeowners about to move into a house with a fireplace? You may be excited to start collecting firewood and cozying up to a crackling fire, but before you get ahead of yourself, here are some essential fireplace maintenance and safety tips you should know, courtesy of Igne Ferro.
Get a Chimney Inspection
In case […]

How to Host the Perfect Backyard BBQ

By |July 9th, 2018|

A summer BBQ is a great opportunity to get together with your closest family members and friends. BBQs are generally a simple event to organize and make for amazing memories you’ll treasure in the cold winter months. It’s the time you spend together that counts after all! With the hottest days of the year just […]

Everything You Need to Know About Countertop Materials

By |June 30th, 2018|

Countertops are a unique aspect of your kitchen or bathroom. They serve as both a highly important design element, while still demanding functionality. Choosing a countertop material can sometimes get overwhelming. You want to select a material that matches the aesthetic of your home that’s still resistant to stains and the occasional cooking experiment gone […]

Making Your Fireplace Decision: Gas vs. Wood Fireplace

By |June 13th, 2018|

Fireplaces have been at the centre of human activity for thousands of years. Although we may no longer rely on fireplaces as our primary heat and cooking source, we still love them in our homes. They provide a cozy gathering spot for the family in the winter and are an excellent focal point in every […]

How to Maintain Your Outdoor Kitchen

By |June 1st, 2018|

You’ve just installed a gorgeous outdoor kitchen and are excited to put it to use. Proper cleanliness and maintenance are essential to your outdoor kitchen’s longevity. With failed cooking experiments and accidental spills, we put our kitchens through a lot. An outdoor kitchen is exposed to more damage because it also faces the conditions of […]

The Importance of Chimney Cleaning

By |May 14th, 2018|

When is the last time you had your fireplace cleaned? According to Statistics Canada, nearly 15% of Canadian fires are caused by heating equipment in the home, primarily the wood burning fireplace. These fires can be fatal and lead to significant property damage. When the primary causes are identified, chimney fires are easily prevented by […]

Summer Campfire Activities to Enjoy in Your Backyard

By |May 1st, 2018|

Take yourself back to the days of summer camp. Some of your best memories probably involve the campfire. Whether you remember laughing until your stomach hurt, eating some delicious s’mores, or being captivated by an amazing story, the fun doesn’t need to stop now that you’ve grown up. Take advantage of the outdoors this summer […]

2018 Fireplace Design Trends

By |April 20th, 2018|

Looking to update your living space? Start by upgrading the centre of your home: the fireplace! 2018 has seen a shift in interior home trends towards high-contrast palettes, the integration of natural elements, and an increased use of bold patterns. The fireplace serves as a focal point in any living space and is instrumental in […]

Ideas for Decorating Your Fireplace Mantel

By |April 9th, 2018|

Fireplace mantels are a great addition to your home décor.  They allow you to flaunt your personal taste and style, and no matter the time of year, you can adapt your fireplace mantel to fit themes and room renovations.

There are thousands of fireplace décor ideas to choose from, so here are a few to get […]

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