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Savannah Heating Products releases two new fireplace series under its Genesis label

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Savannah Heating Products releases two new fireplace series under its Genesis label

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In 2016, Savannah challenged its fireplace designers to think outside the box.

The challenge: Develop an affordable fireplace that eliminates the need for safety screens, doesn’t utilize heat dumps or vents in the wall, and facilitates placement of a TV above the fireplace at a proper viewing height.

The result is two new series of fireplaces under the Genesis Line of warm touch, double-glass front fireplaces.

The Galaxy series 38-, 48- and 58-in. units offer a bay style three sided panorama view while the Infinity series offer a 40-, 50- and 60-in. fireplace in a contemporary linear style.

The Genesis line of fireplaces utilizes similar design features across all models. The Heat Shield technology enables a warm touch, no post, double glass front replace the traditional safety screen. This provides a clear unobstructed view to the rich bold Savannah flame in a stunning contemporary look.

Utilizing 42 active heat settings, no heat dumps or wall vents are required. RTC technology provides warmth to the room while accommodating sensible placement of a television over the fireplaces.

As with all Savannah’s fireplaces the Genesis series focuses on making sure units are contractor friendly by being easy to install and service while delivering exceptional value to the homeowner.

For more information, visit savannahheating.com or genesisfireplaces.com

 

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DESIGN: All Fired Up!

DESIGN: All Fired Up!

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DESIGN: All Fired Up!

by Linda Mazur

We all are aware that fireplaces are a great design feature in any space. They visually enhance the aesthetic of a room and create a warm and cozy environment in the colder months. If you reside in a house, adding a fireplace to your home can be a relatively simple process; however, condo-dwellers may encounter a few challenges from space to accessibility, ventilation to finding an electric fireplace that “looks like a real fire.”

Many condos and lofts are outfitted with gas, or even wood-burning fireplaces, but if this is not the case for your particular condo all is not lost, as there are many different possibilities that would still give you the beautiful ambiance a fireplace can create while facilitating any structural or venting limitations you are facing.

Electric fireplaces have come a long way in appearance and functionality since they first entered the market. Today, electric fireplaces can boast designs that use revolutionary ultrasonic technology to create a lifelike flame and smoke effect simulating a real wood-burning fire, as well as designs that create a three-dimensional flame. You can also have an “open flame” electric fireplace, which is a great design should you want to incorporate a more traditional looking mantel and add a lovely fireplace screen to enhance the look. And recently, we have seen the introduction of a two-sided electric fireplace — a fantastic element to add and enjoy in two different rooms. Dimplex is one of my favourite go-to suppliers when I am designing a space that requires an electric fireplace. They have created unparalleled flame technology that is designed to suit any style, decor or application.

Another energy-efficient and “eco-smart” option would be ethanol burners. Ethanol burners do not require a chimney or a flue; there are no restrictive gas connections, which means they can be installed just about anywhere, providing you with endless design possibilities for your home.

Choosing the right design and function for your fireplace is key to maximizing the usage and enjoyment of your investment. As space can sometimes be limited, the addition of a fireplace to your condo should be well-planned. If properly designed, you may find that the fireplace feature can often become a multi-functional element, possibly serving as storage space as well as beautifying your home. With many of the options available today, you may find that incorporating your fireplace into a media console, or a built-in wall unit can facilitate the extra storage space you may need.

Today’s fireplace options and functionalities can vary greatly. Whether you prefer the traditional, formal mantel, or a more contemporary design approach is more your style, whether you need to incorporate added storage, or simply have enough space for a small table top unit – the atmosphere a fireplace can create in your home should not be lost. With the season changing, and the colder days soon approaching, why not consider adding a fireplace to your space and create for yourself that relaxed, inviting place to come home to?

Linda Mazur is an award-winning, nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

@LindaMazurGroup


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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Fireplaces

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Fireplaces

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Fireplaces

by Rise Levy

TIMELESS ELEGANCE

Effortlessly enhancing any room with its timeless elegance, the Jane Television Stand is a stylish addition to nearly any decor. Featuring a versatile Inkwell finish, and contrasting chrome-like hardware, Jane’s classic design stands out from the rest. Constructed of Solid Hardwood, the Jane Television Stand supports TV’s up to 75 inches and displays electronics on an adjustable shelf behind twin cabinet doors with glass panels. Choose to feature a stunning 26-inch Dimplex Electric Firebox or use the included centre shelf for additional storage.

DIMPLEX

AN INDUSTRY FIRST

The Indoor/Outdoor Kit is a revolutionary solution that allows all fireplaces from the Luxuria Linear Gas Fireplace Series by Napoleon to be installed on an exterior wall, and to be enjoyed from both inside and outside your home. The window has been engineered to be a green solution that truly ensures home comfort while preserving energy consumption. An industry first to offer a solution that addresses environmental responsibility and still remains easy to service and clean.

NAPOLEON FIREPLACES

IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES

Whether your style is modern, country or somewhere in between, Stone Selex has what you need to update the look of your fireplace. Offering manufactured and natural stone in a wide variety of styles and colours to suit almost any decor and budget, you will only be limited by your imagination. Visit one of their showrooms, located in the GTA or Barrie.

STONE SELEX

DO-IT-YOURSELF MASONRY

Fusion Stone is an easy and affordable way to upgrade your home, inside and out. Utilizing a patented system of thin-stone veneer, it is easily installed with the included stainless-steel clips and screws. Available in three distinct types, all backed by a Lifetime Guarantee, Fusion Stone can be installed on both new and existing wall assemblies.

FUSION STONE

REAL FIREPLACES FOR REAL PEOPLE

The Phoenix True view fireplace by Heat & Glo is designed for the convenience of gas without the glass. Providing a large view with an authentic traditional wood look, the TV can be placed 12 inches above the opening without a mantel. With its design flexibility, no chimney is required. Sit back with the comfort control and bluetooth system, and let those memories begin. Set the mood with the sound of a crackling fire and bold flames, or listen to your favourite tunes. Provides mild heat year-round, this Heat & Glo beauty is available through Hearth Manor Fireplaces.

HEARTH MANOR FIREPLACES


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The Chesterfield Shop celebrates 70 years

The Chesterfield Shop celebrates 70 years

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The Chesterfield Shop celebrates 70 years

In honour of The Chesterfield Shop’s 70th Anniversary, it has been celebrating with events, contests and promotions.

An iconic source for leather and fabric seating and related furnishings since 1948, The Chesterfield Shop is a second-generation family-owned company which has five stores in the GTA and beyond. It is specialists with an unbeatable selection in all seating categories, including sofas, sofa beds, sectionals, power and manual recliners, home theatre seating, ottomans, City-Size seating and chairs of all kinds, including lift, swivel and gliders of all shapes and sizes.

The Chesterfield Shop also has a large selection of unique contemporary accent pieces, tables, fireplaces, area rugs and lamps. Skilled staff is always spotting the best and latest trends, shopping the markets of North Carolina, Las Vegas and Milan to bring consumers the style, comfort, quality and the terrific values that The Chesterfield Shop is known for.

The Chesterfield Shop’s customer benefit from the great selection and the opportunity to decorate their homes to their specific needs with fashion-forward merchandise. At The Chesterfield Shop, customers have the ability to customize their selection with a huge range of leathers and fabrics, and seating is available in various sizes and configurations to fit any space and decor.

The Chesterfield Shop specializes in small-space solutions with its City-Size seating category, including a large inventory of fabulous sofa beds available with various mattress and upgraded mechanism options, and seating that can be disassembled and reassembled for hard-to-fit areas in the home or cottage.

It also has a huge in-stock program and with the Leathers-To-Go Express/Next (or same) Day Delivery and offer a complimentary “check-measure” program before you purchase to ensure your item will fit and complement your space.

In honour of The Chesterfield Shop’s 70th Anniversary, it has been celebrating with events, contests and promotions. It is the proud supporters of local charities, including an ongoing affiliation with The Furniture Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Pancreatic Cancer Canada and The Tracey Rubinoff Paediatric Diabetes Clinic at the Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Honesty, integrity, professional staff, commitment to quality and superb customer service are key ingredients in the success and longevity of The Chesterfield Shop and are only a few of the reasons multiple generations and new customers recommend it as the only place to go for contemporary seating and accessories.

The Chesterfield Shop has five great locations, including Dufferin Street in North York, Yonge Street south of Eglinton in midtown Toronto, Dundas Street East in Mississauga, Kennedy Road in Scarborough and in Newmarket on North Yonge, just south of Green Lane.

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Reno Expert: Don't Move, Improve

Reno Expert: Don’t Move, Improve

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Reno Expert: Don’t Move, Improve

by Jim Caruk

If the real estate market has you feeling jittery about moving, why not focus your attention on the home you already own

After more than a decade of almost non-stop rising home prices in Toronto and the surrounding suburbs, things seem to have finally started to taper off. Still, with the average home price in Toronto peaking somewhere north of $1-million, with realtor fees, land transfer taxes (provincial and municipal if you buy within the city limits), lawyers’ fees, and the various other closing costs, you could quite easily spend $100,000 or more just to swap your old house for a new one, without doing any renovations. Why not put that money into your current house and create the home you’ve always dreamed of?

FAVOURITE FAB UPGRADES

Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most popular rooms people focus on when upgrading their homes. Whether it’s a fully functional chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and plenty of countertop workspace, or a spa-like master bathroom complete with soaker tub and a bevy of spray jets in the shower, these projects can convert an ordinary home into the extraordinary.


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You can’t go wrong building a communal living room around a fireplace.

Why not buy one that’s made in Canada by Napoleon?

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CAPTION: Photography courtesy of Napoleon


A MAN CAVE FOR ALL SEASONS

I wouldn’t be doing my duty to all the men out there if I didn’t mention the coveted “man cave.” Whether the focus is on a bar, a pool table, or a big-screen TV on which to watch the game, many a man has appeased his mid-life crisis by ordering up a place of his own where he can hang with his buddies. But if such an upgrade seems to be a tad lopsided, another more inclusive option is to create or remodel the family room into a home entertainment hub.

OUTWARD BOUND

Some people would rather focus on the great outdoors. Obviously, now isn’t a good time to start building a new deck or installing a pool, but it is a great time to line up a contractor and make some decisions on design and materials so work can get started as soon as the snow is gone.

A NICE DIP INTO THE EQUITY POOL

Of course, these luxury upgrades come at a cost. But even with home prices on a bit of a slide right now, if you’ve been in your house for more than a couple years, it’s almost certainly increased in value. You can access that “virtual” cash by taking out a home equity line of credit.

STAY PUT IN STYLE

So save yourself the stress and cost of looking elsewhere for a dream home. That perfect space is possible right where you currently reside, with the added bonus of not purging your possessions and packing your life up into boxes.

Jim Caruk, Renovation Editor

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your feedback. Do you have a reno or decor question for our team of experts?

Email editorial@renoanddecor.com



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Design: Turning Up The Heat

Design: Turning Up The Heat

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Design: Turning Up The Heat

by Linda Mazur

With the change in seasons fast approaching, our desire to create a warm, comfy layered look in our homes is only natural.

We look to incorporate the textures and colours of accessories like faux fur throw blankets, beautiful lush velvety cushions and some of the wonderful richly coloured accent pieces we are seeing in stores today. But, have you considered adding a fireplace as part of your room “makeover”?

A fireplace is a great focal point in any room and the perfect starting point if you’re looking to build a relaxing room that’s charming and inviting on those cold winter days. It can instantly transform your space by adding not only design interest, but also comfort …creating a cozy atmosphere. There’s much to consider when deciding on a fireplace, from the location to the size of the room, from the design aspect to the requirement restrictions. Are you looking for a more traditional mantle look, or perhaps a sleek modern approach is more your style?

Fireplaces today are not just for house-dwellers, if you reside in a condo all is not lost. You too can enjoy the beauty and comfort of the season by installing an electric fireplace in your home. Electric fireplaces have come a long way in their design since they first appeared on the market, and have become a viable alternative to those that are unable to install a gas unit. There are many different styles of electric units available, from a traditional log set with mantle, to beautiful ice crystal units, river rock to the “true to life” organic look of a natural wood burning fire of the Opti-Myst units created by Dimplex (Dimplex.com). As a designer, I’m a big fan of these Opti- Myst electric fireplace units. Fireplaces are a great design feature, and these units offer the look and feel of a wood burning fire by using revolutionary ultrasonic technology to create the most realistic, life-like flame and water vapors to create smoke effects; an aesthetically pleasing visual display that is second to none.

Ethanol fireplace units are also a great option for condo dwellers. Ethanol units are easy to install and available in so many different styles and sizes, from full fireplaces to table top units, to columns that are great for the outdoors and can be incorporated in to your balcony design. Ethanol fuel is all-natural and made from renewable resources, a highly efficient heating solution for your home.

Though electric fireplaces are far simpler to purchase and install than gas, there still are so many options and possibilities that you really should do your homework to decide on the best for your home. Fireplace units can be free-standing or built-in, plug-in or hard-wired, emanate heat or simply be a visual accent (KastleFireplace.ca). I like to turn to a knowledgeable company like Kastle Fireplace to assist in purchasing the most suitable unit when designing for my clients.

With winter fast approaching get inspired by all the colour, texture and beautiful accessories you’re seeing to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. A fireplace could be the best decor addition of all this season.

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

LindaMazurDesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup



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Product Showcase: Fireplaces

Product Showcase: Fireplaces

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Product Showcase: Fireplaces

by Rise Levy

UNIQUE EMBER DISPLAY AND FLAME EFFECT

The flame effect on this Dimplex fireplace creates a realistic viewing experience with flames operating independently from the heater for year-round enjoyment. The full spectrum LED colours create a unique ember bed display—blue, green, pink and red— enhanced by the diamond-like acrylic glass-ember bed. This Dimplex beauty is complete with Floating LED Display, Sleep Timer and remote control for easy operation. Heats rooms of up to 1,000 square feet.

DIMPLEX
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IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES

Whether your style is modern, country or somewhere in between, Stone Selex has what you need to update the look of your fireplace. Offering manufactured and natural stone in a wide variety of styles and colours to suit almost any decor and budget, you will only be limited by your imagination. Visit one of their showrooms, located in the GTA or Barrie.

STONE SELEX
stoneselex.com

A BROAD SELECTION OF ELECTRIC FIREPLACES

Stylish Fireplaces are experts in electric hearth products and have been designing homes and offices around fireplaces for over 20 years. Their new showroom features the broadest selection of electric fireplaces in Toronto and York Region, enabling clients to compare all sizes and shapes. The showroom is arranged by style and how fireplaces are installed, which helps clients to narrow their search.

STYLISH FIREPLACES
stylishfireplaces.ca

QUALITY & PRECISION CRAFTSMANSHIP

ErthCOVERINGS is a leading distributor of high-end naturalstone veneers in North America. With unmatched quality and precision craftsmanship, ErthCOVERINGS’ 100 per cent natural-stone veneers offer the look and feel of full bed stone at a fraction of the price. Available in a large variety of natural stone styles amd colours, the possibilities with these products are endless. Shown here: Silver Fox Strips SFRP by Goodfella Stone.

ERTHCOVERINGS
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