Design Your Living Space Around Your Fireplace

AuTHORED By Kerrie Kelly, FASID
DXV45 DT4 Prairie Room

A fireplace is very often the primary focal point of a living room, providing warmth, comfort and structure. Still, there can be challenges when it comes to designing your living space around your fireplace.  How close can the furniture be to the heat and flames? Is there a “best” option for placement of the sofa? What if there are competing focal points, such as in a room with a terrific view?

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3 Signs It’s Time to Clean Your Fireplace

After the winter passes and you start to use your fireplace less often, the focus shifts from relaxing in front of the fire to decorating the mantel. As a result, we don’t always keep an eye on what’s happening inside the fireplace, and when it’s time for spring cleaning, we forget all about it while we give the rest of our appliances a thorough scrubbing. But just because your gas fireplace burns clean doesn’t mean it doesn’t need cleaning!

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Picture This!

Thinking about installing a new fireplace, or swapping out your old wood burning unit for a clean burning gas insert? There’s a lot to consider, from choosing the right trim and finish, to finding the perfect firebase to complement your design. Luckily, Mendota makes it easy to narrow down your search and find the perfect unit for your family.

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Summer Is The Perfect Time For Fireplace Maintenance

As spring draws to an end, we know the sweltering summer heat is upon us. While the change in weather means you won’t be using your fireplace as often, it doesn’t mean you should forget about it until fall. Now is the perfect time to schedule annual maintenance and cleaning, and an even better time to finally replace that old wood burning fireplace with an easy-to-install gas fireplace insert.

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Gas Fireplace Basics

New to gas fireplace ownership? Mendota Hearth is here to answer your burning questions! Operating your gas fireplace is easy – all you need to do is flip a switch and you’ve got a soothing, steady fire to keep you warm and cozy. Still, it’s common to have questions about how to best use your fireplace to keep it running smoothly and efficiently, especially if you’ve never owned a gas fireplace before.

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