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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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How to convert a wood-burning fireplace to electric

While everyone loves the smell and crackle of a wood-burning fire, not everyone loves the mess of bringing wood into the house and building a fire. Especially here in the urban Greater Toronto Area, many homeowners just can’t be bothered. And yet, many of the…

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Best Electric Fireplaces of 2017

We’ve just returned from THE industry event for fireplace dealers, the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an opportunity to see and compare the latest electric fireplace offerings from all of our manufacturers. Here is our summary of the best electric…

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