Gas Fireplaces: Better For the Environment and More Efficient

gas fireplacesGas fireplaces get a bad rap. Some people like the idea of the snap crackle and pop of a real wood burning fireplace, the nostalgia of it all. The idea of a gas fireplace might sound wasteful or frivolous to some. But, what if I told you that gas fireplaces are actually much better for the environment, and that they are up to eight times more efficient than the standard wood burning fireplace? It’s true. The folks at Northwest Natural Gas offer some information on their website about the advantages of using gas fireplaces, and I’d love to share it with you here: Read more

Expose Yourself To Ductwork! Exposed Ducts as a Design Element

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Ductwork: not just to be seen from your attic anymore. Spice things up with exposed ducts.

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What if, instead of thinking about ductwork as an ugly metal tubing system necessary to get air from one part of your home to another, you thought of it as a wonderfully practical design element? A statement piece, with a purpose. Could it be that ductwork can actually add style to your home- beautifully complimenting that new gas range you just installed in your kitchen, or providing a sexy, modern aesthetic to your revamped bedroom? We say, heck yes! The times, they are a-changin’. Read more