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Day: June 23, 2020

Fireplace Grate: Buying Guide

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Fireplace grates are used by families to keep their homes warm by burning woods. It increases the airflow in the house and lets the smoke fume through the chimney. Burning wood in the house could mean smoke and inadequate airflow in the house. 

The fireplace grate reduces the chances of suffocation by letting the smoke escape from the chimney leaving the house warm in the cold winter nights. There are different types of fire grates available in the market. When buying one following are the things to consider:

1. Thickness: Most fire grates are manufactured using steel with thickness varying from ½ inches, ¾ inches, and 1 inch. The thicker the metal, the higher will be the efficiency of the fire grate.

2. Height: The purpose of the fire grate is to ensure prospering fire with optimum use of oxygen. The height of the fire grate should be adequate. However, keeping the fire grate too high is not recommended as the fire may reach the roof. The perfect height should be somewhere 3-5 inches above the ground.

3. Size: Consider the size of the fireplace when buying a fire grate. When measuring the size, consider the size of the legs as many people face problems with the fire grate legs sticking out at a 45-degree angle.

4. Shape: Different shares of fire grates are available in the market. Pick the one that fits best in your fireplace. Rectangular shaped fire grates usually look nice when used in an indoor fireplace. Oval and circular fire grates are best suited for outdoor spaces.

When you know how to choose the right design for your new home, a fireplace might be something you’d consider from the beginning. Just having a fireplace is not essential; you need to have a fire gate as well. Fire grates can protect the hearth and keep the house warm. Investing in the right grate is the best thing you can do for a comfortable winter season.

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Must-Have Rooms in Your Home

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Modern homes now include dedicated space for exercise, work, and art and craft for clutter-free living. The idea of clutter-free living is not new. In 2013, about 30 million Americans worked at home, which means one in five Americans had a workplace at home. The figures have increased eventually, and more people prefer to have a small office at home. The same is the case with health-conscious people who are adding an exercise dedicated area to their home to stay fit.

You can customize the space and use the way you want to like for painting if you have an interest in art and craft. Here are some ideas to create a dedicated space without any reconstruction work.

1. Hobby Room: You can make the garage your hobby room. All you need to do is add cabinets if they are not installed already, a table, ventilation system, and furniture (depending on the hobby). Use the cabinets to store hobby materials such as paper, scissor, paint, brush, glue, and more. Have all the required stuff in one place to prevent rushing to the room.

2. Laundry Room: You can use the laundry room to make a gym at home. For gymming, you don’t need much space if you are not planning to add heavy machines such as treadmill and pec fly machine. You can do some essential exercise every day in the morning and even weight lifting, they require less space. Everyday exercises do not need much space.

3. Attic: For study room or office, use the attic space. Get it remodeled by adding cabinets and a nice interior. Use your imagination and creative instinct to create an office in the attic space. The attic is the least visited place of the house where you can expect peace to work and study.

To ensure that you’re getting all the rooms you need for your new home, here are some top tips for home buyers that might help you out.

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