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Monday, September 26, 2011

Warm Up This Fall and Winter

Sitting in front of a cozy fire is usually a perfect pastime during the crisp fall weather that has desceneded upon Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest.  But what if you don't have a fireplace?   Many homes in the Midwest still don't have fireplaces, and many homes have wood burning fireplaces that often are neglected due to their high maintenance.

If you're like me, then your home sadly lacks a beautiful, crackling, fireplace.  In fact, my entire life I've never had the pleasure of cozy living room fireplace.  But that's going to change soon for me -- and it could for your fire-place-less home too.

Did you know that there are new gas fireplaces that require no additional venting added to your home?  It's true. All you need is a gas line run through your walls to where you'd like the fireplace to be.  These fireplaces are called Vent Free Fireplaces or Ventless Fireplaces.  They are a home-improver's dream.  They make installing a new fireplace much more cost effective.

The gas fireplaces that are on the market now are much more realistic looking than ever before; so even if you're really in love with real, log burning fireplaces, a gas fireplace could still do the trick.  

You can also build a hearth around it, guaranteeing it will be the focal point of your living room.

If your home is more traditional, you can add some built in shelves and bookcases on either side, making it look as if your fireplace has always been in your home.

Or maybe you'd like a beautiful mantel built above it to display Holiday decor, photos and family treasures

In today's beautifully designed and re-designed homes, it's not just living rooms that have fireplaces anymore:


Dining Rooms


Even outdoors

If you decide that you'd like to have a fireplace (vent or ventless) installed in your home, why not call us to give you an estimate on running gas line to your new fireplace.  We are completely licensed in the State of Minnesota to perform such work and we can even hook up your fireplace when it arrives and test it to make sure there it is in working condition.

*All photographs courtesy of Decor Pad


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