Fireplaces

  • Fireplace History
    Fireplaces have been used for centuries, since the beginning of civilization. At that time pits were built in the ground in the center of a hut and the smoke escaped through holes in the roof. ....
  • Fatwood Starter Sticks
    Getting a fire started is never as easy as you'd like it to be. Unless you've got good dry logs in ready supply, a little newspaper and even some kindling is usually necessary to get a good fire goin....
  • Mantel Decorations
    One of the most powerful interior design tools at your fingertips are the mantel decorations of your fireplace. The hearth may have surrendered its role as the center of cooking and heating, but that'....
  • Stove Paint
    Fireplaces and stoves operate at extremely high temperatures which can cause normal materials like mortar, sealants and paint to deteriorate at a faster-than-usual rate. If your stove or fireplace is....
  • Fireplaces With Oak Mantels
    If you want to create a sense of early New England, or perhaps Wuthering Heights, fireplaces with oak mantels are one way to achieve it. There's a reason that interior designers and creative homeowner....
  • Fireplace Inserts
    Fireplace inserts are aptly named, for they are modern, gas or gel fuel-burning fireplaces that are literally inserted into an existing masonry fireplace. They can also be inserted into a firebox, whi....
  • Cottage Fireplaces
    Cottage fireplaces conjure up images right out of a Norman Rockwell painting: snowy rooftops and puffing chimneys on the outside, kids and hot cocoa on the inside. It's too bad you just can't dismantl....
  • Ventless Fireplace Inserts
    Ventless fireplace inserts can usually be found in home and garden centers, barbecue specialty stores, and from online retailers. Ventless fireplace inserts are basically fireboxes with decorative cer....
  • Fireplace Inserts
    Fireplace inserts fit inside the shell of empty fireplaces to create a complete system and one that is generally more efficient than traditional fireplaces. There are three common scenarios where elec....
  • Ventless Fireplaces
    Ventless fireplaces don't need a vent, exhaust system, flue, or any other type of escape hatch for toxic fumes; the only requirement is an electrical outlet, thank you very much. See, ventless firepla....