Elegant Fireside & Patio Blog

Everything You Need to Know Before Refacing Your Fireplace

The fireplace in a home is often considered the center piece of the living space. It tends to be a focal point around which we gather to entertain, relax, or enjoy the warmth. Even in those homes where the fireplace is rarely if ever used, it remains a part of the...

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What Type of Fireplace Do I Have and How to Tell

When purchasing items such as gas logs, fireplace doors, screens, or inserts this is a question you should be asked by the person selling them to you. It is an important question because not all accessories or appliances can be used on every fireplace. In fact, most...

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Fireplace Glass Doors, What You Need to Know

Fireplace doors and enclosures have been popular additions to the hearth for decades. These accessories can be functional, aesthetic, or both. It is important to note that not all fireplaces can use all doors. Certain fireplaces; such as, air cooled and zero clearance...

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How to Buy Gas Logs or Fire Glass, and What You Need to Know

With wood burning quickly becoming obsolete, more and more consumers are changing over to gas logs or fire glass systems. For most people; the fireplace is more of a source of ambiance than heat. This article will explain the nuances of each gas log type, and it will...

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Televisions Over Fireplaces

How you can, and when you shouldn’t…. Okay, okay, okay, we get it. You’ve seen it everywhere right? Everyone wants to do it, but you just can’t shake that nervous feeling about putting your high-end electronics above your high heat producing fireplace. So, what’s the...

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Electric Fireplaces…What’s the big deal?

Electric fireplaces are quickly becoming the fastest growing segment in the hearth industry. Consumers worldwide have seen them on HGTV, DIY Network, and many other home improvement shows and literature. Featured prominently on websites such as Houzz.com or Pinterest,...

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Fireplace Types, and How to Tell Which One You Have

A lot of people have no idea that there are different types of fireplaces, and most people don’t know what kind they actually have. This is a the most important piece of information you will need when shopping for fireplace products, or when trying to schedule...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Wood Burning

Most people at some point have had or been around a wood burning fireplace, stove, or insert. It seems fairly straight forward, but most people who burn wood have been doing it wrong. There is a lot of opinion type advice out there, but in this article we will cover...

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