Gas powered fireplace tips

Gone are the days when burning wood was your only choice for a fireplace or stove. Currently, gas fireplaces and gas stoves are preferred due to the total convenience and efficiency when compared to the conventional woodburning practice.

Gas hearth systems use either gas or fluid propane for fuel. Gas is more usual, and propane is usually only utilized where gas is not readily available. While using gas in hearth devices started method back in the very early 20th century, its popularity has actually progressively enhanced over the last 50 years or so. Advances in technology, especially in the progressively …

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.…

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 …

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 …