Why a pellet stove is right for you

Evolution of Pellet Stoves

Heating systems have been around for thousands of years. Systems in Ancient Rome used hot water underground to keep their homes warm. Since then the heating industry has continuously progressed. In the early 20th Century wood stoves were most often used to keep homes warm, but since then central heating systems have been using gas or electricity to keep residences warm. In a strange twist, the past decade has seen a reemergence of wood heating apparatuses. Though not the same as wood stoves of antiquity, pellet stoves work on a very similar principle to keep warm air flowing through a building.

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Fireplace - Bangor, Maine

Choosing a Successful Fireplace Design

Fireplace design is a very important component in the overall design of a home. Depending on the designer’s intentions, a fireplace can become a focal point that skillfully draws attention through each of the design elements in a room, or it can be a subtle background compliment to a skillful design. If the fireplace design is out of balance with the rest of the room, it can detract from the effect, drawing too much or not enough attention. Careful consideration of the design should be made in the beginning to ensure a design that is satisfying and effective for many years.

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Basic watergarden introduction

Water Garden Accessories

The right water garden accessories can turn a water feature from dull to delightful.

While choosing a style of water garden that fits into the overall landscaping plan of a space is important, choosing the right water garden accessories is vital to creating a project that looks natural and blends in well with its surroundings.  Ideally, a water garden should look like it belongs in its location and has perhaps always been there.

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What is stone veneer?

Warm a Room with Stone Veneer

Stone veneer adds character and texture inside the home and outdoors. It is a popular choice for home improvement projects such as fireplaces, gardens, interior walls and external siding. It is as beautiful as natural stone yet is lighter and more cost effective.

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Using Concrete Pavers at your home

Using Concrete Pavers in Landscaping

If you are planning to add landscaping features to your yard, using concrete pavers is a simple way to improve the aesthetics of your outdoor space without the hassles of traditional masonry work. Concrete pavers are relatively easy to work with and can be used in a variety of landscaping applications.

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Want a new walkway? Start here.

Stone Walkways

Shopping for stone walkways can be a very frustrating process, but the fact is that there's truly no need to worry about the finer points of doing so. Indeed, finding the style of walkway that is right for your home doesn't have to be difficult, so long as you take the time to build a solid understanding as of what to look for. Stone walkways can not only make your home look more attractive, but can also add resale value to your property. The following are just a few things to think about if you're considering adding a stone walkway to your home, all of which can help you to be happy with the end results.

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