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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’ve been stuck indoors for so long in this frigid weather that we forget about the outside chores that should be on our spring cleaning list. That includes getting the outdoor fireplace or pit ready for all the fun activities you’ve scheduled.
Get it Cleaned
Fire pits are the same as fireplaces, meaning they also need a […]
Fireplaces are as comforting as warm apple pie and a new pair of socks. In the winter, they can supplement—or even replace—central heating, and in summer, they act as beautiful centrepieces in our living rooms. No matter how often you use your fireplace, it should always be properly cleaned and maintained to ensure its longevity.
Once you’ve chosen the type of heat (wood, gas, or electric) you want from your fireplace, it’s all about picking the design that suits your home’s décor and personality. You may want it to be the focal point of the room and a conversation piece, or to blend in with the room’s accents.
We’ve listed some […]
As you sit in front of your warm and crackling fireplace, do you ever think about the energy it consumes? Depending on what type of fireplace you have, it may be using more energy than it creates. As heat goes up the chimney, it draws cold air in from the rest of the house. When […]