Synopses & Reviews
Few house features provide the beauty, warmth, and feeling of home that a fireplace does. But homeowners often find themselves both charmed and intimidated by this architectural wonder. This updated edition of the classic Better Homes and Gardens guide walks readers through the steps of decorating and renovating an existing fireplace and explains basic fireplace maintenance. It also offers detailed advice on arranging furnishings around a fireplace to make it the focal point of a room. Updated to include striking before-and-after photos, coverage of currently available products and materials, and new trends such as hanging flat-screen televisions over the mantel, this is the one guide readers need to fully enjoy their hearths.
Design Ideas for Fireplaces is the ultimate guide to the latest materials, products, and styles in fireplaces and wood- and gas-burning stoves. With 450 color photographs, Design Ideas for Fireplaces amply illustrates every choice in fireplaces and stoves, from masonry fireplaces, factory-built sheet-metal fireplaces, and exterior fireplaces to gas fireplaces, gas stoves, and wood stoves.The book is loaded with special tips and advice. One chapter takes a room-by-room look at the house and how to incorporate a fireplace. New technology is thoroughly covered, and there is a separate chapter on safety. Includes a complete Resource Guide.
Complete guide to the latest materials, products, and styles in fireplaces and wood stoves. With 450 color photographs.
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About the Author
Author Karen Stickels spent 20 years in the hearth industry as a technical consultant for the nations largest chimney supply wholesaler, which also manufactures chimney liners. She advised installers, wrote installation instructions, managed her companys Underwriters Laboratories listings, and was part of an editing team for two hearth-related educational manuals. She currently works in the marketing department at Harper Brush Works, Inc., and spends time with her husband, Vic, and her daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Scott, and grandson Skye at her Iowa home.