Sunday, December 7, 2014
If you want a safer fireplace, however, you ought to consider switching fuel sources– from wood to gas. Better yet, look for propane gas logs in Greenville, SC for cleaner, less dangerous home heating. There are two general types of gas logs: vented and ventless. The former produces authentic-looking yellow flame while the latter typically produces blue flame. Since vented logs require venting, soot and carbon still get deposited on your chimney. Conversely, ventless blue flame logs don’t have this effect but they have to be certified to make sure they don’t make your indoor air quality toxic.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Are you looking for your next remodeling project? Emmy Award-winning television host and interior design expert Cathy Hobbs cites three of the best ways to transform an outdoor space. The following excerpts from Hobbs’ article for The Detroit News may just inspire you to give your deck, yard, or patio a wonderful touch of warmth:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Do you feel that slight nip in the air already? It doesn’t get too chilly during fall, but adding fireplaces in Greenville, SC homes is a great way to make indoors cozier. You can kick back, read a book, or simply hang out in front of that toasty-warm fire. Fall would also be a perfect time for the home addition, in anticipation of the frostier winter days. Fireplaces can be assets to a house beyond the colder seasons, too. They improve the aesthetics, functionality, and overall value of real estate property, as seen in these New York village homes featured by Newsday reporter Lisa Doll-Bruno.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Who said you have to stop barbecuing in the fall? It’s the season for football tailgating, fishing, and holiday meals, after all, and recipes that require grilling take center stage during these activities. In a colorfully-written article published in fall last year, Washington Post columnist Jim Shahin argues that fall is the best time to grill. Shahin even enumerated some ideas on the best food to grill, including mouthwatering entrées and desserts for the holidays: