The Fireside Blog

Next to a fireplace is the best place to be when sharing stories and spending time with family. Napoleon’s Fireside is no different. Our blog includes helpful maintenance tips, lifestyle and design ideas and general content for everyone. So take a seat, get cozy and enjoy.

4 Reasons to Incorporate Electric Fireplaces in Your Home Design

October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog|Tags: , , , |

Fireplaces are a great way to add ambiance to various rooms in a home, electric fireplaces don't require extensive construction, costs, and space.

How to Choose the Right Fireplace for Your Home Design

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As a home designer, I find it’s both desirable and valuable to create spaces that feel like a vacation right in our own backyards—literally.

How Innovations in Fireplaces Are Changing Home Design

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information, Guest Blog|

People enjoy spaces with fireplaces more than those without and new fireplace innovations make it easier in this era of changing home design.

3 ‘Sure-fire’ Ways to Add Appeal to Outdoor Living Spaces

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As a home designer, I find it’s both desirable and valuable to create spaces that feel like a vacation right in our own backyards—literally.

Project Spotlight: A Live-Work Space for the Modern Family – Part 2

June 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

While the previous post in this series detailed the superior functionality of the Visbeen’s live-work space, the following highlights some of the customized features that make it truly unique to them.

Latest Trends in Home Design Redefine Comfort and Space

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, General, Guest Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trends come and go, though, some concepts will never die. Today, I’ll share five hot trends I’m seeing in home design and how I’ve incorporated them into my own projects.

Project Spotlight: A Live-Work Space for the Modern Family – Part 1

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |

In this two-part series, get a behind-the-scenes look at the home / office of award-winning architect Wayne Visbeen.

The Riverside™ 36 Clean Face Outdoor Gas Fireplace – No Venting Or Chimney Needed

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Product Announcements|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Introducing the Napoleon Riverside™ 36 Clean Face Outdoor Gas Fireplace – No Venting Or Chimney Needed, enjoy the freedom of installation and outdoor comfort of a gas fireplace.

CLEARion™
The First Truly See Thru Electric Fireplace

October 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information, Product Announcements|Tags: , , , , |

Pronounced CLEAR·ē·on The CLEARion™ See Thru Electric Fireplace is the first ever truly see through electric fireplace. A CLEARion™ Electric Fireplace can be plugged in or hardwired directly into your electrical [...]

Dynamic Heat Control™
Innovative Fireplace Heat Management

October 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information, General|Tags: , , , , , , |

  It’s never been easier to heat your home with a fireplace thanks to Napoleon’s innovative Dynamic Heat Control™ System. This system allows homeowners to design and build their space, completely integrating a fireplace [...]

How to Prepare Your Home for the Cold, Holiday Season

November 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, General, Guest Blog, Home Maintenance|

15 Tasks to Check Off Your Home Maintenance Checklist This Fall

October 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Guest Blog, Home Maintenance|

Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in [...]

Napoleon Fireplaces –
Introducing the All New Riverside™ 42 Clean Face Outdoor Gas Fireplace

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information, Product Announcements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Extend out outdoor living space, and the amount of time you can spend outside by adding the luxury and comfort of Napoleon's all new Riverside™ 42 (GSS42CF) Clean Face Outdoor Gas Fireplace.

Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel
In Ten Easy Steps

June 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our guest blogger Charmean understands that just because the holidays are over, doesn't mean you can't make your mantel a beautiful focal point. Use these tips all year round to create gorgeous displays that suit [...]

How to clean the glass on your Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Safety, Home Maintenance|

Whether it’s spring cleaning, or you’re hunkering down for winter, one thing you should remember to do at least twice per year is to clean the glass on your Direct Vent Gas Fireplace. Read on to learn how.

Help! I’m a Gas Fireplace Noob
What to do if you’ve never owned a gas fireplace

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Safety, Lifestyle|

Welcome to your new home. You’re very excited, and understandably so. It has all of the things you have always wanted, including a gas fireplace. But what do you do if you’ve never owned a gas fireplace before? This article is all about what first time fireplace owners need to know.

What to do during a power outage
How Napoleon can help

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It was an ice storm of epic proportions. Trees looked like glass sculptures. Every surface was gilded in icicles. Cars were entombed in a layer of ice that seemed impenetrable. The city was in darkness. [...]

The Chimney Sweep | History & Legends

March 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog, General|

The life of a chimney sweep wasn’t always chim-chim cheery. Chimney sweeps of old have been romanticized with big dance numbers and catchy tunes. Have a look into the history and legends of chimney sweeps to see what the soot is about.

What is Creosote

December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Safety|

They tell you to sweep your chimney because creosote buildup is a hazard. But what is creosote, where does it come from, and why do you need to get rid of it?

What To Expect When Having Your Chimney Swept

November 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

There are several things to expect when having your chimney swept. Let’s go over the factors which help your chimney function year round.

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