Fireplaces

  • Wrought Iron Trivets
    Unless you're really into antiques, you might not have any idea what a trivet is. A quick poll of some of my friends drew nothing but blank stares when I asked them what they thought a trivet was. T....
  • Marbled Wood Fireplace Mantels
    You're reading about marbled wood fireplace mantels, probably, for one of two reasons. The first of these is that in the best of all possible worlds, you would have a genuine marble fireplace. The sec....
  • Portable Gel Fireplaces
    Portable gel fireplaces are faux fireplaces that use new alcohol-burning fuel technology instead of wood-burning fire, electricity or gas. The confusion sometimes occurs around the word "faux," leadin....
  • Electric Stoves
    Electric stoves add a quaint feel to any room, and heat, too--if that's what you want. Since they are electric, you can turn the heat off and just watch the lifelike flames flicker. Or, for those cold....
  • Free Standing Fireplaces
    Free standing fireplaces don't even sound possible--how can a fireplace stand anywhere other than under a chimney? While traditional combustion-type fireplaces require a flue or vent to expel gases an....
  • Superior Wood Fireplaces
    If you're in the market for a wood-burning fireplace, there are plenty of choices out there. Superior is one of the most trusted names in the business, having produced wood-burning fireplaces and sto....
  • Home Improvement Tips
    Home improvement tips come in any number of categories, but design figures toward the top of the list. A paint job alone works wonders. Of all the home improvement tips out there, it might be the easi....
  • Gas Fireplace Glass Cleaner
    Glass doors make a great addition to any fireplace. They can help you keep the fire inside the hearth (where you want it), and they can also help prevent gases and smoke from escaping the fireplace a....
  • Gas Light Mantels
    Perhaps you're a purist and the thought of gas light mantels makes you roll your eyes. You grew up in the country, after all. Admittedly, the house was a bit drafty and the hot water ran out much too ....
  • Ventless Fireplaces
    Ventless fireplaces are fast becoming the popular alternative to the traditional, vented fireplace of yesteryear. The reason is pure convenience. It's true that the traditional fireplace is an icon of....