New York City Mayor Proposes Ban On New Wood Burning Fireplaces

Fireplace glass doors should always remain open while the fire is burning

(Note: Fireplace glass doors should always remain open while the fire is burning.)








The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, says he wants to cut down on air pollution by placing a ban on all new wood burning fireplaces, according to the Washington Post.  The mayor wants new fireplaces to use alternative methods of fuel such as natural gas which would not emit as many pollutants into the air as burning real wood .

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Why Choose Vented or Vent Free Gas Logs Instead Of Real Wood?

Royal Oak Vented Gas Logs at Brick Anew shop

Royal Oak Vented Gas Logs









Almost everyone loves the sound of the crackle and pop of a wood burning fire in the fireplace but due to new environmental regulations in some areas,  fireplace lovers are in search of realistic looking gas logs to take the place of the wood they have always burned.

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Summer Fireplace Decorating: Stack Books in the Firebox For A Creative Display

Summer fireplace decorating with books

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Inspiring summer fireplace decorating – check out these ideas for stack books in the firebox and easily achieve this creative display!





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Sometimes It’s Really OK To Paint Brick

Laura Putnam's decorating project and fireplace makeover

Designer Laura Putnam tells the story about how she made a sad room happy on her blog, “Finding Home”.  She was working with a client who had an older home with all the 80’s decor you can imagine…plaid couch, textured wallpaper, oak cabinets, and worst of all a big old dark red brick fireplace that seemed to suck the air out of the room.

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What To Do With An Empty Firebox During the Summer – Three Ideas To Make It Beautiful

Empty fireplace decorating ideas for the summer

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If your firebox is the focal point of your fireplace and your fireplace is the focal point of your living room, what do you do with that  big, empty space during the summer months when you’re not burning a fire?

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Ed’s Search For Doors To Fit His Majestic Fireplace Is Over

Ed and his Majestic fireplace glass doors

Ed had been looking all over town near the Pittsburgh suburb where he lives for doors to fit his Majestic pre-fab fireplace.  “No one had doors that would work for me”, he explained.  “Everyone seemed to carry masonry doors but not the type that fits zero-clearance or pre-fab metal fireplaces.”

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