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Christmas Fireplace Decorations & Christmas Mantle Decorating Ideas

What’s cozier than curling up to your fireplace this cold Christmas season? It’s the perfect spot to relax, so why not make it a show-stopper too with some Christmas fireplace decorations? If you’re thinking of changing things up, we have some Christmas mantle decorating ideas to get you inspired, no matter what style makes you feel the most festive.   Rustic Decor  […]

How to Turn on Your Gas Fireplace

  Many people turn off their gas fireplaces in the summer months to conserve natural gas or propane but often need a reminder on how to light the pilot light in the fall. First, locate the fireplace controls, they are located usually behind a louver or panel at the bottom of the fireplace. Next, locate […]

Cozy Fireplace Activities for Families in Fall

Fall is the perfect time to gather the whole family for some cozy fireplace activities. There’s something about relaxing next to the comfort of flickering flames that makes fall traditions more enjoyable.   In fact, there is science behind this feeling. Research1 has demonstrated that when we sit around a fireplace, our blood pressure drops. It increases our mood and relaxation. We […]

What You Should Know Before You Change Your Wood Fireplace to Gas

Is it time for you to change your wood fireplace to a gas fireplace? Gas fireplaces, generally, require less maintenance than wood fireplaces. Plus, they offer several other advantages such as being less expensive to maintain and being easier to control overall.    But what’s the cost of making the switch and is it worth it in the end? Learn […]

Modern Fireplace Accessories

There are a few accessories you need in order to use and maintain your fireplace. Just because they’re necessary, doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Modern fireplace accessories are both functional and stylish.    You can get so much more out of your accessories these days. Here are just a few examples.   Log Holders    You need something to hold fire logs, but you […]

Fireplace Accent Wall Ideas: Black Accent Wall

This year, black accent walls with fireplaces are perfectly on-trend. Black is a rarely used wall colour, which is why it works great as an accent wall.   But why add the fireplace? And what if black isn’t exactly your colour? We’ll discuss the importance of having an accent wall, ideas for fireplace accent walls and what they can both bring to […]

Have You Seen the Stamford Fireplaces Design Centre?

After you’ve decided to purchase a new gas or wood fireplace for your home, you then need to research things like: Brands to choose from Styles to fit your home décor Delivery and installation Pricing information. And when you visit Stamford Fireplaces, you’ll get all that information – and impeccable customer service too – when […]

Fireplace Design Trends for Fall

With September comes the end of summer. The kids are back in school. You’re back at work after a well-earned summer vacation. There are shorter days, longer nights, and cooler temperatures. Add it all up, and you’ll be spending more time at home. And that means more time around the fireplace. Now, if you didn’t […]

Fall and Winter are Around the Corner. Fireplace Maintenance Should Be Done Now

You might not want to think about it, but the end of summer is rapidly approaching. And before too long: The kids will be back in school. You’ll be back to work (if you took time off). The days will get shorter and the nights colder. School and family commitments will take up your time. […]

Common Chimney and Fireplace Myths Debunked

At Stamford Fireplaces, we’ve heard it all when it comes to fireplaces and chimneys: Certain woods create more creosote than others. Chimneys which are rarely used don’t require chimney sweeping. Fireplaces actually make a room colder. Gas fireplaces are less efficient than wood fireplaces. So, for our latest blog, we play Mythbusters as we look […]