You will notice there are several steps associated with measuring for your mantel - the height, width, and depth. For your mantel to best fit within your home or office, you will need the facing and opening measurements for both the mantel and firebox cavity. Facing height, widths, and depths are the overall lengths of your mantel as a whole. Opening height, width, and depth measurements, however, measure the firebox area. Remember, all measurements should be recorded in inches.
According to legend, the chiminea was invented hundreds of years ago by Mexican tribesmen. The men created a fire pit that could keep their families warm while also providing enough of a flame for their wives to cook. Most importantly, the design of the chiminea would prevent the wood from getting wet. Another benefit to the chiminea design is its rounded bottom and fluted top. This creates a flue to direct the smoke upward rather than around the fire pit. This then allowed for a quicker and safer burn.
It’s the time of the year when sitting outside under the stars with family and friends seems like the perfect way to wind down after a long, hot summer day. Sometimes, though, an unseasonably chilly evening or the looming threat of a brisk fall can abruptly end your stargazing adventures.
Classic styles are almost always the most popular and are available in a wide variety of materials to suit most any home. Wood fireplace mantels offer great looks depending on the type of wood, the grain of the wood, and can be painted or stained to your specific color needs. These mantels are available in either mantel shelf or full mantel surround styles.
As the days get longer, we find ourselves spending more and more time outdoors and well into the evenings. This is where outdoor fire pits have become the staple for outdoor enjoyment. Not just visually appealing and relaxing but also functional, these pits create the perfect mood for an entertaining evening with family or friends.
When you look around your home, does your fireplace look a little uninviting? Let us help you reestablish it as the focal point of your room. An easy update to most fireplace mantels is to add new fireplace surround facing material. “Surround facing” is the material which is between the edge of your firebox and the inside legs and bottom of your mantel surround. Facings are typically brick, granite, marble or other natural stone material. Many older homes may still have the unfinished brick which the chimney was made from.
To create a unique and inviting retreat, consider a Buschbeck Outdoor Fireplace. These beautiful pieces have a modern appeal and can help you create the perfect spot to sit and relax after a long day. Not only can you enjoy the soothing flames, but dinner can simmer over the fire on the grill accessory while you rest in your favorite lounge chair.
We recently featured the Perfect Outdoor Fireplace Kit in one of our blog postings a few weeks back. However, this time I’d like to go into a little more detail about its construction by first sharing a new Perfect Outdoor Fireplace Assembly Video. This great, informative, step-by-step assembly video shows just how easy it is to construct your own outdoor fireplace with just the assistance of one other person. Additionally, I wanted to remind everyone that while these outdoor fireplaces look great on their own, they are also fully customizable. You can add stone, rock, brick, decorative cement elements etc, to make a stunning, one-of-a-kind fireplace.
Every space needs a focal point, and our exquisite collection of Classic Stone Outdoor Fire Pit Tables is a great place to start. These fire pit tables are built by hand and made of a composite limestone. This material is weather resistant and looks like natural stone, but at a fraction of the cost. Each unit is offered in a variety of honed composite limestone finishes, colors and a natural texture capturing the true essence of real stone. When seeing it in person, its unique color and veins are simply breathtaking.
Winter’s chill is finally fading and the smell of spring is in the air. It’s time to start thinking about transitioning from our indoor living spaces to their outdoor counterparts. There’s nothing like being outside to help rejuvenate and relax. But when evening comes and temperatures dip just below your comfort level, wouldn’t it be nice to have something to keep you warm and extend the amount of time you can spend outdoors? Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are the perfect way to bring heat and visual appeal to your outdoor living spaces.