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 […]
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 […]
Countertops can make or break the look of your kitchen. Over the years, countertops experience a fair amount of wear and tear. From scratches caused by pots and pans, to scuff marks left behind by kids climbing up to the cookie jar, it doesn’t take much to damage your countertop.
Here are a few signs your […]
Historically, the fireplace was a space to gather, laugh, and reminisce among family and friends. Fireplaces were traditionally made from stone or brick, and were primarily used for heating and cooking. Now, fireplaces bring families together in much the same way, however, fireplace design has seen a significant change. Electric fireplaces are one of the […]
The urge to gather around a fire is as old as humanity itself. This desire can be seen in the simplest of things: the wonder in children’s faces as they glance at rising sparks, and the whole family gathering in the kitchen for a shared meal. That warmth of familiarity and connection cannot be matched. […]
With a few sweet weeks left in summer, now is the perfect time to make the most out of your outdoor fireplace. Just like their indoor equivalent, outdoor fireplaces require certain considerations in terms of installation and upkeep to ensure that they operate as safely as possible. Here are a few outdoor fireplace safety tips […]
Fireplaces make a great addition to any home. They can serve a variety of purposes: they can be purely aesthetic, or they can be used as a heat source. Before purchasing a new fireplace and having it installed, it’s important to consider your options. There are many different types of fireplaces, and not every model […]
It’s no secret that a warm and inviting fireplace can do wonders for the property value of your home. Real estate agents have found that homes with new fireplaces sell faster and at a higher price than those without. If you have a fireplace and you’re looking to put your home on the market soon, […]
A traditional wood burning fireplace may sound out-of-step with today’s modern architectural designs; however, contemporary wood fireplaces are being built to compliment modern designs without sacrificing their classic charm. These new and innovative designs make it easier than ever to incorporate the cozy appeal of wood burning fireplaces with current trends in architecture and interior […]