Harding The Fireplace/Dream Fires Ltd. offers a wide selection of wood and stone mantels as well as a wide selection of fireplace facings such as stone, marble, granite – even reclaimed brick!
With patience, careful planning and the insight of one of the experts at Harding, anything is possible. This can be a do-it-your-self project or you can bring in a pro. It’s entirely up to you.
Perhaps a little more background research might be in order? Maybe you should consider updating how your present fireplace works?
Gas logs look terrific and are, for the most part purely decorative. They are not going to heat a basement family room anytime soon. This option is more about aesthetics. However, it will eliminate the smell and mess of a traditional wood burning fire.
Today’s efficient gas inserts turn your fireplace into a zone heater – an excellent back up when the power goes off. These inserts are reliable and economical to run on either natural gas or even propane.
An electric option is also viable. An electric insert offers a small amount of heat and is inexpensive to operate and to purchase. No muss or fuss. Plug it in and you’re done.
In remote areas, wood burning fireplaces may win the day. Adding glass doors will cut down heat loss dramatically and help keep the mess of the fire inside the firebox. Newer wood inserts can heat larger areas well and may do so with 2/3 the amount of fuel than traditional fireplaces.
As an investment, this is an improvement that may cost as little as a few hundred dollars – or much more.
Harding The Fireplace/Dream Fires Ltd. want to help you make informed decisions when it comes to the comfort, warmth and enjoyment of your home. With expert staff and huge selection of name brand products, they have something for every home and budget at either of two Ottawa locations. For more information, visit www.dreamfires.ca.