Fireplace Design

A fireplace is an architectural component that is composed of a space made especially to contain a fire. It is an opening made in the bottom of a chimney. The opening is typically framed in an elaborate manner by a mantel, or mantelpiece. The firebox or fire pit refers to the open space found below the mantel where the fire is burned for warmth. Although this space is sometimes used for cooking, it is generally used for room-heating purposes.…

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Gas Fireplace Inserts

Do you have an old fireplace that doesn’t get used because you don’t like the mess? Or perhaps you are building a new home and although you like the ambiance of a fire place, you don’t want to have to worry about buying wood or cleaning up the mess. Well if this describes you then take heart because there is another alternative, have you considered using gas fire inserts.…

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Electric Fireplace Inserts

Electric fireplace inserts, that’s the solution I have come up with to transform my out-of-date fireplace into an attractive center to the family room. After being faced with the reality of having to invest a bundle of money into restoring what the inspector called a ‘fire hazard’, I began surfing the net for an economical and easy solution. It didn’t take long to find the best option: The Electric Fireplace Insert. It offered everything I hoped for: an incredibly realistic flame effect and economical to operate.…

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Wood Fireplace Inserts

If you love the ambiance of a wood fireplace, but don’t like the mess and inefficient heating that a traditional fireplace provides, a wood fireplace insert could be a preferable option.

A fireplace insert is a freestanding stove made from cast iron or steel, enclosed with glass doors, that fits inside an existing wood-burning fireplace. Inserts operate more efficiently than traditional fireplaces, providing better room heating, reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency, while retaining the look and feel of a traditional fireplace.…

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Fireplace Screens

Fireplace screens are a nice compliment to even the simplest fireplace, because they draw the eye away from what its blackened interior. A fireplace screen can be decorative and fit in with the rest of the home’s décor. With the rising popularity of fireplaces in homes is it any wonder that fireplace screens have become a big decorative and focal point within your living space? Whether you live in Maine or California fireplaces are the thing to have in your home so why not make your fireplace a standout feature in your living space.…

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Fireplace Mantels

A mantel above the fireplace adds style and beauty to the fireplace and to the room. Mantels come in many shapes, sizes and materials. You can buy a new mantel, build your own or find an antique mantel. Getting your mantel to look its best is not hard. If you have an old mantel, you should take the time to fix it up. If you want to have a distressed country look, you may want to have the mantel look the way it does. If you want it to have a different look, you may want to spruce it up …

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Zero Clearance Fireplace

The reality of the modern home includes a sense of movement and flexibility. People want their homes to be chic, yet functional. Old world masonry fireplaces encompass a significant amount of manpower and square footage in the modern home. The Zero Clearance Fireplace operates as a alternative to heavy construction. Zero Clearance Fireplaces are prefabricated heating structures that come in a variety of functions, aesthetics, and efficiencies. Because the central heating location or firebox can be enclosed in a variety of surfaces, the zero clearance fireplace will fit into any decor or room size. Consumers can choose from wood, stone, …

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Antique Fireplace Accessories

Nothing is as cozy as sitting near a crackling fireplace on a chilly night. To get the true nostalgic feeling of a fireplace setting you need to have a few basic antique fireplace accessories. Using antique fireplace accessories has become very popular in the last few years because of the elegance they can bring into a room.

One of the many antique fireplace accessories you might want to purchase is a coal bucket. These are normally made of steel, cast iron, brass or copper. You can use them to store kindling. Not only is this antique fireplace accessory useful it …

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Fireplace Doors

Fireplace doors are an easy solution to keep the fire in the fireplace and protect your home, family, and furniture from the popping coals. Fireplace doors are an easy solution to keep the fire in the fireplace and protect your home, family, and furniture from the popping coals. Fireplace doors also help to keep smoke from entering into your room, and are very handy at regulating the amount of heat coming out of your fireplace. You can locate several wonderful types of aftermarket fireplace doors. However, keep in mind that most doors are designed for a specific type of fireplace; …

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Fireplace Bookcase Surrounds

A fireplace is one of the very important things installed in a home and we have to spend a lot of time around the fireplace during the winter. It is very important that the fireplace should look beautiful and attractive so that we can have a good time while sitting there. Fireplace surrounds play a very important and crucial role in enhancing the outlook and elegance of a fireplace. A beautiful fireplace can really add some romance while sitting in front of a fireplace on a cool and chilly night in winters.

Fireplace surrounds not add some elegance but also …

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