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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Forget Fire Logs! People Are Filling Their Fireplaces with Candles and It’s So Cozy

Putting candles in the fireplace is an excellent way to add coziness and warmth to your home.

Snuggle Up Next to an Electric Fireplace on Valentine’s Day—Get One on Sale for as Low as $99

Family Handyman's Sales Editor searched high and low to find the best electric fireplace deals. Luckily for...

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10 DIY Firewood Storage Ideas

You'll always be ready to build a cozy fire with these DIY firewood storage ideas

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15 Ways To Use Fireplace Ash

You don't need to throw out your fireplace wood ash. Try these savvy ways to use it.

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Tips for Choosing Fireplace Andirons and Grates

Learn how andirons and grates differ and why you'll favor andirons for your fireplace.

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Is My Fireplace Illegal?

Wood-burning fireplaces create pollutants and aren't the most effective heating appliances. Still, they aren't illegal in most of the country...

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Indoor Gas Fireplace Safety for Beginners

Here are three reasons why gas fireplaces rule, along with tips on indoor fireplace safety.

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How To Put Out a Fire in a Fireplace

A fire in a wood-burning fireplace is beautiful and potentially dangerous. Knowing how to safely put out a fire helps...

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How To Light a Gas Fireplace

Ready for a cozy evening by the fire, but not sure how to light your gas fireplace? This project shows...

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Indoor Fireplace Safety for Beginners

Wood-burning fireplaces are cozy, but they can be dangerous. Our expert relays 12 tips for indoor wood-burning fireplace safety.

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How To Start a Fire in a Fireplace

Put away the lighter fluid, blowtorch and pine needles! Here's how to fire up your fireplace safely, smoothly and without...

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9 Ways To Increase the Heat From Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

Do you avoid using your wood-burning fireplace for fear of big heating bills? Here are nine ways to increase heat...

Color-Changing Pinecones Make Fireplaces Magical

Turn up the heat this holiday season with color-changing pinecones. Add them to any fireplace or fire pit...

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10 Fireplace Tile Ideas

Update your fireplace and overall space with these colorful fireplace tile ideas from Instagram.

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What Is Fire Hardening?

How to keep your house safe from a wildlife without turning your yard into a desert.

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How to Clean a Wood-Burning Fireplace

It may not be fun, but fireplace maintenance is important. We'll explain how to clean a wood-burning fireplace so you're...

The Best Firewood Racks of 2022

Outdoor firewood racks keeps wood off the ground, neatly stacked and ready for the next firepit or fireplace gathering.

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This Amazing Family Handyman Approved Log Splitter Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be and More!

Take a swing at this clever, well-made and easy to use Family Handyman Approved log splitter.

Guide To Fire Pit Burners

A fire pit burner is the heart of a gas fire pit, providing the warm glow of natural flame without...

The 8 Best Gas Fire Pit Tables

Gas fire pit tables enhance your outdoor living space while taking the chill off cool summer dining or brisk fall...

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The Best Outdoor Gas Fire Pits for Your Backyard

An outdoor gas fire pit makes it possible to gather friends and family outdoors, even on chilly nights, all without...

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Smokeless Fire Pit Maintenance Tips

Learn how you can keep your smokeless fire pit in top shape for years of enjoyable, smoke-free gatherings.

How To Babyproof a Fireplace

Protect young children from fireplaces and flames with these smart and easy tips, straight from a professional babyproofer.

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How To Clean a Brick Fireplace

Keep your brick fireplace functioning well and looking good inside and out with these tips for how to clean fireplace...

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How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for Thanksgiving

Make your home extra cozy this Thanksgiving. Here are our top tips for beautiful mantel decor.

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Everything To Know About Chimney Caps

A chimney cap is an essential part of a properly functioning fireplace. Here's what you need to know about maintaining...

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Bathroom Fireplaces: What You Need To Know

A bathroom fireplace may be just what you need at the end of a long day. Installing one is less...

Homeowner’s Guide To Firewood

Whether you build fires for home heating, backyard fun or rustic camping, here's what you need to know about firewood.

Firewood Measurements: What Do They Mean?

Do you need a full cord or just a half-pallet this winter? Understanding what firewood measurements mean will help you...

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How Much Firewood Will I Need This Winter?

Whether heating your home or enjoying cozy fires in your indoor or outdoor fireplace, figure out how much firewood you'll...

How to Stack and Store Firewood

Want to keep your firewood organized and dry? Here's how.