As spring becomes summer and warmer temperatures become more constant, your fireplace use can dwindle. It may seem like an obvious time to turn the pilot light off in your gas fireplace, but there are some reasons to leave it on year round.
People who live in the northwest know that a warm summer day doesn’t equal a warm summer night. Sweaters and fires are a must when enjoying the great outdoors after the sun goes down. A trend that’s been gaining in popularity with homeowners is outdoor fireplaces.
It looks like a distant relative of R2D2 and is a legend among backyard grillers. A Big Green Egg can turn your outdoor dinner in to a feast and make believers out of barbeque snobs.
The Pacific Northwest isn’t known for its warm summer nights. But that doesn’t stop most northwesterners from taking advantage of our mild summer climate by moving indoor activities outside.
The sun is showing itself more often and the days are getting longer; spring is officially here. The warmer temperatures of the season often encourage homeowners to tackle home improvement projects, and a lot of times the bulk of the work takes place in the garage.
What’s more romantic than curling up with your loved one in front of a crackling fire? The right fireplace can turn an ordinary night in, into an enchanting night in.
Garage doors don’t need yearly upgrades. In fact, most garage doors last upwards of 20 years, so when the time comes to get a new one, you might be surprised by the amount of choices available. Today’s garage doors are better insulated; more secure and require less maintenance.
The process of picking out a new fireplace, or upgrading your current one, can be overwhelming. There are so many choices of materials, styles and sizes, where should you begin? A good place to start is by learning the definition of a zero clearance fireplace.
What good is a night spent in front of the fire if your fireplace is too dirty to see the flames? Wood burning fireplaces give off a lot of smoke and soot, which can build up on your glass doors over time.
In the winter months, there’s nothing better than spending time cuddled up by the fire, gazing in to the flames. But if you have an older home, your fireplace may be not have the aesthetic appeal you’d like.
Purchasing a stove is not something to be taken lightly. You’re making a decision that will affect your home aesthetics, heating and potentially your energy bill.
Recognized as the “darling” of the green home heating world, pellet stoves seem like a smart choice for any homeowner looking to warm up this winter. While they do let off considerably fewer emissions than older wood stoves, pellet stoves are not without issues.
Nothing beats the warmth and comfort of a fireplace on a chilly night. There’s something nostalgic about staring in to the flames and hearing the embers pop as you curl up with your favorite book or movie.
One of the biggest arguments heard in homes during winter is what temperature the thermostat should be on. You want to be comfortable, but you don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for your heating bill every month.
From hybrid cars to high-efficiency heaters, green appliances and products have become a regular part of many people’s lives.
As the temperature drops and winter makes it way toward the Northwest, you may be thinking about investing in a fireplace. You know there are many types of fireplaces available and after some careful consideration you decide a gas fireplace makes the most sense for your home.
The garage door is most likely the largest moving part of your home. It's also one of the most utilized, with people coming and going all day long.
There’s nothing like a fireplace to keep you warm and cozy through the chilly days of autumn and winter. For many people, the fireplace becomes a social center of their home on cold days, where family gatherings and even a little romance can take place.