Fireplaces

Considering a fireplace? Here’s all the info you need to choose the right fireplace, install it properly and repair it if something goes wrong.

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    10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

    A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some big changes to your home.

    12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

    A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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    8 Types of Gas Fireplaces

    Thinking about buying a gas fireplace? We break down the different types and give you the tools to choose the...


    8 Scary Ways Your Fireplace Could Be Toxic

    A roaring fire can really make wintertime more bearable. But could it be dangerous to your health? Sadly, yes. Here's...


    Top Tips for Starting a Fire in the Fireplace

    Avoid any meeting of the minds during the holidays as you build a fire in a fireplace by getting it...

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    7 Best Gas Fireplaces Inserts

    Gas fireplace inserts deliver warmth with ease of operation. Read on to learn which of these standouts may be the...


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    15 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

    These things home inspectors wish you knew can help sellers prepare for a home sale and make buyers aware of...

    6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See

    Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.


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    8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

    Indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces are a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to burning wood.


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    Is a Wood Burning Stove Right for Your Home?

    Like the idea of heating your home with wood? Wood burning stoves can be a beautiful thing. Learn what they...


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    9 Common Fireplace Problems and Repairs

    Make sure your fireplace functions properly so it's ready whenever you, your family and friends want to enjoy it.

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    Best Fireplace Decor Ideas

    Uninspired fireplace decor is everywhere. That's why these 10 hearths caught our eye and we wanted to share them with...


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    8 Best Electric Fireplaces

    Create the cozy ambiance of a roaring fire without the hassle and expense of a conventional hearth with one of...


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    How to Clean a Chimney

    Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.


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    How to Install a Gas Fireplace

    Complete DIY instructions for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace


    Tips for Buying Firewood

    Whether you’re looking for wood to burn in a fireplace, wood stove or backyard fire pit, here’s what to keep...

    13 Steps on How to Use a Fireplace Safely

    While a wood-burning fireplace adds warmth and comfort to a home during the colder months, safety should always be top...


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    Homeowner’s Guide to Gas Fireplace Inserts

    Tired of dealing with the constant mess and maintenance of your wood-burning fireplace? Consider whether a gas fireplace insert is...


    12 Best Indoor Fireplace Tools and Accessories

    The right fireplace accessories and tools will help you build and maintain a safe and beautiful roaring fire all winter...


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    Guide to Gas Fireplace Servicing and Maintenance

    Even clean-burning gas fireplaces need regular cleaning and inspection. Learn what's involved in a gas fireplace service and when it...


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    How to Resurface Your Fireplace

    From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.


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    What Animal May Be Living in My Chimney (And How Do I Get Rid of It)?

    If noises from your chimney have you wondering what's going on in there, you could have unwelcome animals that need...


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    Vintage Family Handyman Project: Modernizing a Fireplace (Then and Now)

    In honor of our 70th anniversary, we recreated one of our earliest projects.


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    Prepare Your Wood-Burning Fireplace for Winter

    Before you light up those logs this winter, make sure you properly prepare your wood-burning fireplace.

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    How to Repair a Gas Fire Pit

    How to inspect and fix your gas fire pit.


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    How to Clean a Gas Fireplace

    Important annual gas fireplace maintenance.


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    What to Know About Chimineas

    A terracotta or metal chiminea stove can provide a warm, attractive and socially distanced gathering spot in your backyard or...


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    What to Know Before Hiring a Chimney Sweep

    Two key benefits of hiring a chimney sweep? Safety and savings. We'll walk you through the process.


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    Does My Fireplace Need a Damper?

    Every fireplace needs a damper to let out smoke and gases and to keep out rain, debris and animals. Learn...