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You have questions about your fireplace, and we have answers! Many homeowners want a fireplace, but it’s often the least thought about part of a home, outside of the décor. How do ensure the fireplace doesn’t have a strong draft that sucks the warm out of your home? What do you do about the strong odors emanating from your fireplace? Why is the glass turning black and what should you do about it? Are there hidden malfunctions that could cause a serious fire a necessary 911 call? If you are about to build a home, add a fireplace, or need to improve the efficiency or décor of your fireplace, this is a must-read resource to ensure you get exactly what you need and want? Are you ready? Let’s dive in and answer the questions above and much more… Should I Use Glass or a Wrought Iron Fireplace Door? Glass or wrought iron comes down to preference. The key is to make sure you have a properly tempered glass if that’s what you choose. Wrought iron fireplace doors are one of our favorites due to its strength, durability, ability to help distribute heat, and most important… we can custom make […] Read More
Have you been thinking about how to create a unique look in your home or on the patio? It seems that there is no shortage of old wood laying around just waiting to be a part of a reclaimed wood project. In fact, a search on Craigslist in the Free section yields a lot of throwaway wood waiting to be used. Today, we want to inspire you with some ideas on how you can improve your home décor in the living room, a hallway, kitchen, around the fireplace or your outdoor experience around the fire pit. Reclaimed Wood Shutters and Window Frames Have you ever thought about wood shutters or window frames as décor on a wall? A stroll through a flea market, antique store, or Craigslist can yield you a steal for your reclaimed wood decor. You can create scenes, decorate existing holes in the wall (i.e. open spaces to see from one room to another), or add to an existing glass frame. Your designs are only limited by your own creativity or the inspiration you can find on Pinterest. Here are a few examples to consider: Reclaimed Wood Mantels Do you want a unique or […] Read More
Have you been considering adding or remodeling a kitchen island? Perhaps you’re looking for ideas on how to use the kitchen island you have. If so, we want to introduce you to some top interior designers who have some interesting and helpful ideas you may want to consider when it comes to a kitchen island. Each designer offers her own unique perspective on kitchen islands. Some designs are more functional and practical, while others are more decorative. From large kitchens to small kitchens, a kitchen island can work for anyone. So, let’s jump right in and meet our top kitchen island interior designers. Repurposing a Dresser as a Kitchen Island and Eleven Other Insightful Ideas Have you ever thought of repurposing furniture as a kitchen island? Melina Giles at The Family Handyman says; “Where space is at a premium, a repurposed dresser makes an ideal kitchen island. And as there is virtually no construction involved, it is one of many ways to give your kitchen a quick facelift. Look for dressers with deep drawers and interesting detail to make this work in your space.” That’s not all the great nuggets Melina offers. Check out the article and learn eleven […] Read More