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Start Your Fireplace Project Now!

Summer’s here, and your hearth might be far from your mind, but summer is the perfect time to start your fireplace project! When you start your fireplace project in the summer, your hearth will be ready to enjoy when temperatures drop in the fall. You will still have plenty of time to enjoy outdoor fires in the fall. In addition, warm, dry summer days provide the perfect environment for building or renovating with masonry products. We can also work on your rooftop or perform any work that might involve opening up the walls or roof in your home.

If your home is in need of a new fireplace, FireSide Hearth & Home offers any of the products and installations you could want. FireSide Hearth & Home can help you:

Install a New Fireplace

Have you always wanted a fireplace? Whether you’re searching for a source of supplemental heat or just looking to add ambiance to your home, FireSide Hearth & Home has the fireplace for you. We offer a variety of fireplaces such as prefabricated, traditional wood-burning, gas, and electric models. We have something to fit your home’s style and your home-heating needs!

Upgrade Your Hearth

Do you have a fireplace in place that’s inefficient or unattractive? A new fireplace inserts can instantly upgrade your hearth! We have fireplace inserts in all fuel types. Next fall, you could be enjoying a beautiful and efficient fireplace in your existing hearth space.

Create a Convenient Source of Fire

If you love the traditional look and warm glow of your open-hearth fireplace but hate the work of building a fire, FireSide Hearth & Home can help you get more use out of your hearth. Add a set of gas logs to your open-hearth fireplace and you will be able to enjoy a roaring fire with the push of a button!

Add Supplemental Heat

A heating stove can help you lower your home-heating bills by focusing heat on the areas of your home you use the most. FireSide Hearth & Home carries a lineup of efficient heating stoves in all fuel types and styles. Our hearth experts can help you select the right supplemental heating source for your home.

Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

Have you ventured outdoors this summer to find that your outdoor space is missing something? An outdoor hearth can add ambiance and function to your outdoor living space. A firepit or outdoor fireplace gives your friends and family a comfortable place to gather and provides a source of light for nighttime gatherings. It can also heat up your outdoor living space so you can enjoy your patio when outdoor temperatures otherwise would have driven you indoors.

Don’t wait to get your fireplace project started! Whether indoors or outdoors, FireSide Hearth & Home can help you create a beautiful new hearth or rejuvenate an existing hearth. Stop by one of our four showrooms today to have one of our hearth experts help you get started.

All About Outdoor Kitchens

“Outdoor living” has become a catch phrase in lifestyle magazines and on home improvement shows. In light of that trend, outdoor kitchens have been growing in popularity. If you’ve seen outdoor kitchens in magazines or on TV and you’re wondering whether an outdoor kitchen could be right for your home, here’s what you need to know.

Outdoor kitchens come in all shapes and sizes.

When you think of an outdoor kitchen, you might envision a dream kitchen setup outdoors: A giant gas grill, countertop surrounds, an island for entertaining and accessories like sinks, refrigerators and pizza ovens. While your outdoor kitchen certainly can be the kitchen of your dreams, they can also be more modest. In reality, an outdoor kitchen can range from a portable grill island to a large, elaborate permanent outdoor kitchen. That means regardless of the size of your yard, your cooking needs, and your budget, you can design an outdoor kitchen that’s right for you.

Your outdoor kitchen should be conveniently located.

If you’re trying to find the perfect space in your backyard for an outdoor kitchen, consider the overall flow of your backyard. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to design an outdoor kitchen that’s isolated from the rest of your backyard space and from your kitchen. Know that you probably will make trips between your indoor an outdoor kitchen to fetch ingredients, utensils and cookbooks. For that reason, you want to have your outdoor kitchen located conveniently to your indoor kitchen. You also will want your outdoor kitchen to flow seamlessly to your outdoor entertaining spaces. This way, whoever is cooking the meal doesn’t feel isolated from family or friends while preparing a meal.

Outdoor kitchens must be constructed from durable materials.

Outdoor kitchens have to be able to take the abuse of the elements. In the summer, they must deal with rain and storms, as well as plenty of sunshine. In the winter, they have to withstand snow and freezing temperatures. For that reason, your outdoor kitchen needs to be constructed from durable materials. Stainless steel appliances hold up well, as do nonporous countertop surfaces like limestone, sealed concrete, or UV protected cultured granite.

Outdoor kitchens should start with the basics.

Designing an outdoor kitchen can seem intimidating, but the best way to go is to start with the basics and expand from there. At a minimum, your outdoor kitchen should have an area for food preparation, cooking, and cleanup. Like indoor kitchens, outdoor kitchens can be set up in a variety of classic constructions, such as L-shaped, U-shaped or galley. They should also take work flow into consideration. Once you have the basics considered and settle on a design shape, you can add in all sorts of extras, such as a fryer, an extra cooktop, a sink, an oven or a bar space, the possibilities are endless!

If you’re ready to explore installing an outdoor kitchen in your yard this summer, stop by one of FireSide Hearth & Home’s showrooms. Our experts can show you some of the possibilities of an outdoor kitchen. We’ll help you plan the perfect space for your yard and your cooking and entertaining needs!

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