Fireplaces

  • Fireplace Mantel Shelves
    There's no question that fireplace mantel shelves are a boon to interior designers. After all, fireplaces are the focal point of a room. Think about it: what's the first thing your eye gravitates to a....
  • Silicone Sealant
    When it comes to building or repairing a fireplace, it's absolutely necessary to use the right materials. Mortars and sealants that work fine under normal temperature conditions run the risk of break....
  • Carved Mantels
    Carved mantels are especially effective in any design scheme. After all, fireplaces--having been the natural focal point of any room since the first was cut out of a castle wall 900 years ago--continu....
  • Fireplace Grates
    Fireplace grates serve a dual purpose. For one, they hold the pieces of wood off the floor, keeping the wood all in one place as it slowly disintegrates from the fire. Wood that has been penetrated by....
  • 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....
  • 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....