Fireplaces & Wood Stoves

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How to Remodel a Fireplace

Is it possible to make your fireplace the star of the room again without a total tear-down?

What to Burn in Your Fireplace

Get the most out of your cozy fire by using the best wood for the job.

The Dos and Don'ts of Fireplace Safety

Use these safety tips to keep your fireplace from going up in smoke.

Gas to Wood Fireplace Conversion: Mistakes to Avoid

If you're considering making the switch, learn about what mistakes can be common.

How to Install a Pellet-Stove Insert

Pellet-stove inserts are easy-to-use, affordable, and come in a variety of designs. Quickly install your own in six steps.

How to Build a Fireplace Hearth

A fireplace hearth is a useful part of a fireplace because it protects your flooring from burns.

How to Build a Corner Hearth Pad for Wood Stoves

Hearth pads make having a wood-burning stove in your house safe, and they can add decorative flair.

How to Build Your Own Pellet Stove

Got an extra space to heat? Try making your own pellet stove for a garage or workshop instead of spending hundreds.

Rekindle Your Fireplace Investment

Protect and improve the investment that is your home's gas fireplace with the proper accessories and upkeep.

Building an Indoor Masonry Fireplace with a Kit

Building a masonry fireplace isn't as difficult as it used to be. Check out these steps for the basics on how to make your own.

6 Tips for Troubleshooting Your Electric Portable Fireplace

An electric portable fireplace adds ambiance and warmth to a room, but what if it isn't working? Here are 6 tips to troubleshoot.

5 Common Problems with a Two-sided Fireplace

Should you install a two-sided fireplace?

How Does a Fireplace Damper Work?

Your fireplace damper is the unseen, useful hero of your entire fireplace system.

Have You Heard of a Fireplace Draft Stopper?

It might not be as fun as it sounds, but it can save you a lot of money.

How to Clean a Stone Fireplace Hearth

A large part of owning a fireplace is upkeep, and a stone hearth should be cleaned regularly to keep it looking great. Here's how!

Install a Marble Hearth and Wood Fireplace Surround Part 1

A luxury marble hearth you can make yourself. Your wood burning fireplace can be elegant and affordable.

Install a Marble Hearth and Wood Fireplace Surround Part 2

Enjoy the class and elegance of a marble hearth in your own home. It's easier than you might think.

5 Essential Tips for Maintaining Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

Treat your fireplace well to get through the winter.

Give Your Nonfunctioning Fireplace a Makeover

Don't give up on the hope of a cozy winter.

Proper Fireplace Maintenance

Before, during and after your fire, here's how to keep you fireplace healthy.

How to Build the Perfect Fireplace Fire Every Time

To do it right, do it upside down.

Think You Know About Firewood?

From terminology and varieties of wood to storage techniques, we share all the details you'll need to enjoy a winter of cozy fires.

How to Clean a Chimney

If your chimney is lined in creosote, the byproduct of burning wood in fireplaces, then a thorough cleaning should be done for safety's sake.

Portable Fireplaces

There's no chimney in your home, but there's a fireplace in your future.

How to Clean Your Fireplace

It's a dirty task, but we break it down so you can soon be sitting pretty (and safely!) in front of a roaring fire.

Make Your Fireplace Energy Efficient

Keep the cold out and the warm in by making sure your fireplace is operating at peak efficiency with our inspection and cleaning tips.

How to Clean Your Fireplace - and the Screen

Don't let soot ruin your room's central feature.

How to Clean and Maintain a Patio Fireplace

Just because it's outdoors doesn't mean you can afford to neglect it.

How Do Gel Fireplaces Work?

Learn about this alternative to the traditional, wood-burning fireplace.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Fireplace Wall Units

These are the most common reasons why your fireplace project didn't turn out right.

An Ethanol Fireplace Can Go Almost Anywhere

Learn about this environmentally-friendly alternative to the traditional fireplace.

4 Barbeque Grill Problems to Avoid

Avoid rust, food buildup, oil splashes and corrosion with these tips.

Are Used Pellet Stoves Worth Buying?

Buying used pellet stoves can be a great idea, although you want to be sure to remember the old saying,

Wood Stove Accessories You Must Have

Once you purchase and install a wood stove, you will soon find there are wood stove accessories that

Refurbishing Vintage Stoves Inside and Out

There is a certain style of decorating that just calls out for vintage stoves. If that describes the

Refacing a Painted Brick Fireplace with Flagstone

Every time you look at your painted brick fireplace you begin to regret the decision to paint over the

Fireplace Brick Painting: A Short Primer

Fireplace brick painting can turn an ordinary fireplace into a vibrant and unique accessory to the room.

3 Ways to a Clean Brick Fireplace

Having a clean brick fireplace not only ensures the prevention of fire issues, but is also very aesthetically

Install an Electric Wall Fireplace

Electric wall fireplaces are as easy to install as flat pack furniture. Two people may need to position

Brick Fireplace Design for Contemporary Living Rooms

Creating a new brick fireplace design is a great way to change the look of your living room without spending