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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Fireplaces

About the only thing that makes up for winter’s nipping cold and biting wind is the prospect of cozying up to a cackling fire. If you have a gas or electric fireplace, all you may have to do is flick the “on” switch, and voila -- a perfect little blaze. But if you have a wood-burning fireplace, you’ll need to exert a bit more effort. The good news is that we’re here to help!

 

Check out our tutorial on how to start a fire, tips on how to make it as safe and clean as possible (both for the home and the planet), as well as a list of all the tools and equipment you need for your fireplace. Then take a gander at our roundup of gorgeous fireplaces, all decorated in different styles.

 

Before we get started, note that in some parts of the world, fire-burning fireplaces are becoming increasingly rare. Because of the air pollutants in wood smoke, New York City now bans them in new-construction homes, and Montreal wants all wood-burning fireplaces removed from homes by the end of 2020.

About the only thing that makes up for winter’s nipping cold and biting wind is the prospect of cozying up to a cackling fire. If you have a gas or electric fireplace, all you may have to do is flick the “on” switch, and voila -- a perfect little blaze. But if you have a wood-burning fireplace, you’ll need to exert a bit more effort. The good news is that we’re here to help!

 

Check out our tutorial on how to start a fire, tips on...

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