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Make a Design Resolution for 2018

A new year is a time for change. In that spirit, we have some suggestions for changes you can make to help you enjoy your home even more in 2018. Design Resolution #1 — Use more colour Benjamin Moore has selected Caliente as their colour of…

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Glare-free fireplaces now available

Electric fireplaces are perfect for condos and lobbies. However, these are also installations where glare from floor-to-ceiling windows is an issue. Smart manufacturers have come up with new glare-free fireplaces that minimize or eliminate reflections. Napoleon Glare-free fireplaces Napoleon has added three glare-free fireplaces to…

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Wall Unit Wisdom

Because we’re in the fireplace business, we spend a lot of time thinking about, and helping clients to create, feature walls. Often, this includes a wall unit. Usually, they are centered on a fireplace (of course!), and frequently there is a TV. We’ve learned lots…

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How fireplaces turn rooms into Hot Spots

Napoleon recently released the findings of their Hot Spots Research Study. The study reveals fascinating insights on how builders and designers can increase a home’s appeal, based on the emotional connections that people have to various rooms in their homes. By understanding how the design…

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How to convert a gas fireplace to electric

Once upon a time, in the 1960’s and ’70’s, everyone dreamed of having a wood-burning fireplace in their home.  Then, along came natural gas, and as it became more readily available, fireplace dreams changed to gas. Gas offered the beauty of a fireplace with the…

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