The Ultimate Wood Burning Guide: Mastering Your Wood Stove, Insert, or Fireplace

Traditional wood burning fireplace with a wooden mantel

In this comprehensive wood burning guide, we will primarily focus on wood stoves, but rest assured, these tips are also applicable to wood inserts and wood fireplaces. However, before we dive into the details, we strongly recommend reading your owner’s manual thoroughly to familiarize yourself with your specific unit’s features and guidelines. Understanding the Anatomy […]

How to Arrange Fireplace Logs

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Many people believe that you can burn anything in a home fireplace. This isn’t true. Driftwood, painted or varnished wood, pressure-treated lumber, and more can all create harmful fumes. Avoiding the wrong fireplace logs isn’t the only way to create the optimal home fireplace fire. Read on to learn how to arrange fireplace logs and […]

Is a Gas or Wood Fireplace Better for Home Resale Value?

gas or wood fireplace

If you plan to sell your home in the next few years, it’s vital to consider which home improvement projects offer the best return on investment. For prospective buyers, every detail counts, including the overall appearance of the home to its features, location, and age. While some features may seem inconsequential, others can have a significant […]

Beautiful and Innovative Firewood Storage Ideas

Research shows that 1.9% of American households still rely on wood for their heat. This is low compared to other options, but it shows that wood fireplaces are still around. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, you need firewood storage. This can be quite a challenge depending on your home and the room you have. […]

Gas or Wood Fireplace? Which Is Better for Your Home?

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Close to 50% of homebuyers prefer to have a gas or wood fireplace in a home. Although there are other ways to heat a house these days, many people still see fireplaces as a great home feature. If you’re thinking about installing a fireplace, however, one of the most important decisions to make is which type you […]

Your Guide to Caring for Your Wood Burning Fireplaces

A fire burning in a wood burning stone fireplace.

Did you know a fireplace can help you save on energy bills and give you an alternative heat source if the power goes out? While not every home has a fireplace these days, many of them do. And in addition to helping to keep your home nice and toasty in the wintertime, a fireplace can add an esthetic charm to your […]

Advice for an Expert: How to Start a Fire With Wood

how to start a fire with wood

Around 41% of homes built in 2018 had fireplaces. Fireplaces are great not only for staying warm but also for making your home more ambient. While electric fireplaces are very popular, old-fashioned wood fireplaces are also great to have. Learning how to start a fire with wood in your fireplace isn’t hard. But there are […]

The Pros and Cons of Choosing a Wood Burning Fireplace for Your Home

Rustic style wood burning fireplace with a stone mantel

pin up A lot of people are shocked when they find out that the fireplace services market in the United States makes over $500 million in revenue every year. In recent years, energy costs have been going up at rapid rates. More and more people are wondering if a fireplace might be the right way […]

What Will Complement Brick Fireplace Designs?

Rustic log cabin interior with a classic brick fireplace

pin up Since 2015, homes built with a fireplace have been steadily declining. This may be why so many homeowners are starting to have a fireplace installed in their homes. Brick fireplace designs are one of the most popular fireplaces people choose. This creates a beautiful and traditional look that enhances the coziness of a […]