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.

10 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Cozier This Fall

November 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The nights are getting cooler and the trees are ablaze with beautiful colors. It’s time to get your cozy on and we’re here to make it easy. Here are 10 easy ways for you [...]

Maximizing Space on a Narrow Lot

November 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

  Located in a 100-year-old historic neighborhood lined with Queen Anne and Craftsman-style homes sits the Greenlea, one of my favorite projects. This infill home is situated on a narrow corner lot facing a [...]

How to Design an Outdoor, Luxury Living Space

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Designing a Dual-Purpose, Luxury Outdoor Living Space Luxury Living: Designing an Outdoor Space for Entertaining & Relaxing Written by Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, principal & founder of Visbeen Architects, Inc. The desire for outdoor [...]

4 Ways to Transform Your Room using One Fireplace

October 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Like many architects, I like to give my clients options. One of the first questions I ask a new client is which design style do you prefer—traditional, transitional, contemporary or rustic? From the exterior facade [...]

Classic Meets Modern in this Cozy Yet Stylish Dream Lake Home

October 8th, 2019|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.

Three Ways to Transform a Small Space with an Electric Fireplace

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Three Ways to Transform a Small Space with an Electric Fireplace When I’m designing new homes for my clients, I’m given a blank slate, the ability to add amenities without constraint. However, not every [...]

Increasing The Value Of Your Home:
5 Fireplace Tips

April 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , |

There are countless ways to boost the value of your home, from refurbishing the roof to adding an outdoor pavilion in the backyard. One of the best ways to increase the value of a home is adding a fireplace.

Places You Never Thought of Putting a Fireplace But Should

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, General, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

Advancements have allowed designers to incorporate fireplaces in new places. Here are six unique rooms to add fireplaces in your home.

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.

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 [...]

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.

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