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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    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 big changes to your home.

    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...


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    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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    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...


    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...


    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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    How to Resurface Your Fireplace

    From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.


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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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    How to Clean a Gas Fireplace

    Important annual gas fireplace maintenance.

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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...


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    8 Best Fireplace Draft Stoppers

    Fireplace draft stoppers come in many forms, but they all have one thing in common: They keep your home warm...


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    Why You Need to Check Your Chimney Before You Cozy Up to the Fireplace

    It's that time of year again! If you have a fireplace, here's a quick way to tell if your chimney...


    11 Best Outdoor Fireplace and Fire Pit Accessories

    Make the most of your backyard fire pit or outdoor fireplace with these fun, convenient and clever fire pit accessories.


    10 Things You Should Never Burn in Your Fireplace

    Resist the temptation to burn anything in your fireplace but firewood — particularly garbage. You should never burn these 10...


    Fireplace Cleaning: When to Clean a Chimney Flue

    How often to remove creosote to prevent chimney fires and do a fireplace cleaning.


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    How to Clean a Chimney

    Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.


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    10 Ways to Heat Your House in an Emergency

    If your electricity is out for a while in the colder months, you need a safe, reliable way to heat...

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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.


    Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it

    A professional fireplace service company charges about $400 to do the job (parts and labor). But you can replace the...


    Reader Project: Fantastic Fireplace Surround

    Building a fireplace surround is simpler than you think


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    How to Make a Modern Outdoor Fireplace

    It’s surprisingly easy to build—and portable, too.


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    How to Install a Gas Fireplace

    Complete DIY instructions for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace


    How to Build the Best Fire in Your Fireplace

    Try this method for building the best fire in your fireplace.