FROM THE EXPERTS

Prep your fireplace now, for the cold months ahead

GD36MNWhether you have a wood burning or gas fireplace it is important to properly prepare them for the fall and winter seasons to ensure both their functionality and your safety. Napolean Fireplaces (napoleonfireplaces.com) have provided some helpful tips to consider when preparing your fireplace for the season.  Most of these simple inspections and cleaning can be done by the average homeowner, however, if you have any doubt at all, contact your local fireplace installer or chimney sweep.

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The Outdoor Room

Carson_2By Carson Arthur

The backyard is the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining, and has replaced the ‘party room’ in the basement as the location to hold dinner parties, brunches or just drinks with friends. For the last 10 years, the term ‘outdoor room’ has been used by realtors and homeowners to refer to any type of seating outside. You can’t assume that if you have a deck or a patio, you have an outdoor room. Another consideration is the ability to use an outdoor room for more than just spring and summer.Here are key items that you need to create the perfect outdoor room.

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