Decorating Your Mantel? 7 Safety Tips

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Fireplaces make good focal points in most rooms where they are located, and mantels are fun furnishings to decorate because of their position over the fireplace. However, because mantels are located over the fireplace, it’s important to be safe while decorating them.

Anything placed on the mantel must be relatively resistant to heat and flames. Items placed on the mantel must also be secure, so they cannot fall into the path of the fire.

If you’re a homeowner with a fireplace, here’s what you need to know about decorating your mantel. These tips will help you stay safe and avoid accidents that could lead to a potential fire, or which could lead to the decoration being ruined.

Design Ideas for Room-Transitioning Fireplaces

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Designers favor the two-sided fireplace. The purpose of the two-sided fireplace is to delineate space in an open floor plan, so it serves as a transition between two “rooms.” Sometimes, these fireplaces are visible from two sides of a wall. However, you also see installations in which the back wall of the fireplace offers another design element.

Below are ideas for the room-transitioning fireplace.

Fireplace With Shelf

3 Types of Chic Indoor Linear Fireplaces

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3 Types of Chic Indoor Linear Fireplaces

A linear fireplace is somewhat like an outdoor fire pit that can be used indoors.. Therefore, you have numerous design options with a linear fireplace. You can connect two rooms or play with proportions.

While you could certainly incorporate a linear fireplace into a traditional fireplace style, linear styles tend to look modern. Below are some ideas and considerations for adding a contemporary linear fireplace to your house.

1. Background Fireplace

Flammable Materials Around Your Fireplace — Some Dos and Don’ts

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Flammable Materials Around Your Fireplace — Some Dos and Don'tsYour new fireplace will undoubtedly reinvigorate whatever space it inhabits. But that space must also be fit for a fireplace, filled with safe, noncombustible materials. What doesn’t fit anywhere near any kind of fire are flammable materials. Before you install the fire, be sure you follow these materials dos and don’ts.

DON’T Place Chemicals Nearby

Anything left near the fireplace is in danger of overheating or having flying embers on it. This is particularly dangerous when you leave or use gases, chemicals, compressed liquids, paint, or aerosols around the fireplace.

3 Things to Consider Before You Install a Fire Pit

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With summer in full swing, the warm weather has set in, but with the late months of the season comes cooler evenings and nights. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy evenings around afire pit in your backyard. Installing afire pit is a great investment for your family as well as there sale value of your home. Before you get started, there are somethings you need to think about. Here are a couple of things to consider as you plan your fire pit installation.

Design Ideas for a Curved Fire Pit Hangout

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The fire pit is a focal point for backyard entertaining. Even in the warm months, you can enjoy the light from the fire well into the evening. In the cold months, you have the warmth. No matter the season, if you have a fire pit in your backyard, you have a pleasant and welcoming backyard hangout.

If you’re giving your backyard a makeover, be deliberate in the design of this hangout. While the hangout can take on any shape, round is perhaps the most charming option because curves and arcs create a pleasing visual. They also draw attention to the pit itself. Below are some ideas for a curved fire pit hangout.

Outdoor Fireplace Safety Tips for Families With Children

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Gathering around an outdoor fire is a tradition for many families, and the evenings roasting marshmallows and telling stories provide cherished memories that last a lifetime. When enjoying an outdoor fire with children, however, you must take care. If you get an outdoor fireplace, follow these tips to help the youngest members of your family stay safe.

Keep Fire-Starting Items Out of Reach

Any fire-starting materials you have should be kept up high where small children aren’t able to reach. Lighters and matches, obviously, should be kept out of reach of young children. These aren’t the only fire-starting materials to consider, though.

How to Help Little Ones Practice Fire Safety

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Fire is a warming and comforting thing for nearly everyone. And it’s often part of outdoor fun both in the summer and in the winter. But if you have kids around your fireplace or firepit, good fire safety is a must.

How can you encourage proper use of the fireplace or firepit that keeps your kids and others safe at all time? Here are a few easy things to do at home.

The Many Benefits of Outdoor Fire Pits

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If you’re looking for a way to add something special to your backyard or outdoor patio, a fire pit offers warmth and much more. There are lots of reasons to have one installed if you spend lots of time enjoying the outdoors.

Enhance Your Yard’s Visual Appeal

More than merely practical places to safely light a fire, today’s outdoor fire pits also serve as visual features. Depending on where you locate one and what design you choose, a pit could serve as the centerpiece of your outdoor decor or an accent that adds to other features. With many available designs, you have options for every yard and aesthetic use.

Use Fire to Attract Outdoor Dining Customers Year-Round

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An outdoor dining area does many things for your restaurant or tasting room. It adds square footage so you can host more customers and sell more products. And it creates an attraction to which people generally flock.

One of the best ways to improve your outdoor dining room and make it work all year long is to keep it warm and cozy with fire elements. You can do this in several ways, depending on your outdoor dining room’s style and size as well as your budget. Get started with these three tips to create a fire feature that will attract guests.

Start With a Centerpiece

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