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Tips For Fireplace Safety

There’s no time like the holidays for gathering around a cozy fire. The flickering light, the dancing flames, the … wait, why’s it so smokey in here? A poorly maintained or improperly used fireplace can be dangerous. Here’s how to enjoy your fire safely. Tips for fireplace safety 1. Have your fireplace cleaned and inspected […]


Outdoor Fireplaces

How A Fireplace Insert Can Warm Up Your Home

When it gets cold in Hamilton, NJ, your thoughts turn to warming things up with your fireplace. But you never use it because it’s hard to maintain and inefficient. If so, a fireplace insert could be the answer. What is a fireplace insert? The fireplace insert is a device inserted into an existing fireplace. It’s […]


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Wood Stove Safety 101

Wood stoves are often a more efficient way to heat your home than traditional fireplaces. Many wood stoves can even provide warmth for more than one room. Yet, more than 4,000 residential fires each year are started by wood stoves. To keep your wood stove operating safely, consider these tips: Check with your local fire […]


Eco Friendly Fireplaces

Wood-burning stoves and traditional fireplaces have kept families warm for centuries. But natural-gas fireplaces have gained popularity because of their simplicity and minimal maintenance. In today’s environmentally conscious world, which fireplace is truly more eco-friendly? There’s nothing like building a fire in your fireplace, listening to it crackle through the night, and enjoying its warmth. […]


How to Use your Fireplace During Summer

Are you looking for ways to make your fireplace useable and to have it serve as a focal point even during summer? Here are some tips for New Jersey homeowners on how to continue to use your fireplace even during the warmer summer months. Burn Candles Switch out fire logs for traditional candles to keep […]


5 Ways to Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel

Just because the holidays are over, that doesn’t mean you can’t make your fireplace mantel a beautiful focal point. Here are some tips that you can use year-round to create gorgeous displays that complement your style and show off your passions. Hang Up a Mirror Hanging a mirror over your mantel offers an elegant touch […]


Outdoor Fireplace Benefits

A backyard patio or deck is a great place for an outdoor fireplace! If you are thinking of having a wood burning or gas fireplace added to your New Jersey home, here are some of the top benefits of an outdoor fireplace. Added ambiance- Sitting by the fire and cozying up with a loved one […]


Preparing your Fireplace for Spring Season

Before planning to spend warm days outdoors, it is important for homeowners to prepare their fireplaces for the season change. Bowden’s Fireside can recommend the proper fireplace maintenance to welcome the Spring Season, which will save you time and money, as well as help keep your family safe. The type of fireplace you own, either […]