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.

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.

Easy Ways To Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel Today

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

Any room that has a fireplace in it will instantly be warmer, cozier, and more beautiful. That fireplace can and should become a focal point of that space, whether it is a living room, [...]

How To Clean The Glass On Your 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.

The Napoleon AscentX 70 Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

October 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Product Announcements|

The Napoleon Ascent™ 70 Direct Vent Gas Fireplace embodies a traditional fireplace with the modern convenience of gas.

How To Start A Wood Fire In A Stove Or Wood Insert

September 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you asked the average person how to start a wood fire, they would most likely say just throw the logs in with a match, and the deed is done. However, how to properly start a fire in a wood burning stove or insert is an exacting science.

What is Flex Vent? – Flexible Fireplace Freedom!

August 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information|Tags: , , , , , |

You may be wondering “What is Flex Vent” - Freedom Flex Vent is a great solution when installing a new, vented gas fireplace.

Why Gas Fireplaces Need An Annual Inspection

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Having your gas fireplace inspected annually is very important, but often overlooked. Gas fireplaces are easy maintenance, but can be a hassle if neglected.

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