Ortal, the leading luxury fireplace brand with custom builders, architects and designers, today announces its participation in the upcoming Harrogate exhibition at Harrogate International Center in the UK, June 11-13th 2017. A show that brings together all sectors of the fireplace industry, Harrogate paves an annual pathway to showcase exciting innovations from leaders such as […]Read More
How you arrange your furniture around an existing fireplace or design a room with a fireplace from the ground up depends largely on how you want to use the space. Below we present five ideas for creating an inviting seating arrangement around a fireplace. The Family Room Creating a warm gathering space for the family […]Read More
Not only have modern innovations greatly expanded where fireplaces can be installed, cutting-edge technology has dramatically enhanced the aesthetics and design possibilities for today’s contemporary fireplace.Read More
An average fireplace helps heat a home. An outstanding fireplace provides warmth, acts as the focal point of a space, and inspires people to come together.
One of the challenges with traditional wood-burning fireplaces, as well as most direct vent models, is the limitation on which materials can be used around the fireplace opening. Artwork, electronics, and wall finishing materials like wood, marble, and steel cannot typically be placed around traditional fireplaces because of the excessive heat the units generate.Read More
-by Tali Hardonag, Architect- A small mid-century tract home in the Coastwise neighborhood of Midtown Palo Alto was renovated and expanded to create an open flowing space for hosting and entertaining. Blending rustic elements with modern forms, a light filled great room concept evolved.Read More
Framing Installation REMINDERS! All the framing surrounding the unit should be detached and free from the unit. Follow all the clearances around the fireplace. Fireplace clearances can be downloaded here: Download Keep the firebox unit free from additional weight. Unit should stand as if an…Read More