Fireplace & Hearth Designs
Whether it's cozy and understated or large and dramatic, the hearth is the focal point of most timber home great rooms. Here you'll find our best advice for fireplaces and hearth designs, including freestanding fireplaces, fireplace frames and surrounds, materials, mantel decorations and more.
Where's the Fire?: Outdoor Ovens
Grilling isn’t the only backyard-cooking game in town. Installing an outdoor oven will kick your al fresco food prep up a notch.
The Most Innovative Fireplace Options on the Market
These smart fireplace products promise the irresistible warmth and glow of a fire without the fuss — plus some fancy tech features to boot.
Inspiring Timber Home Fireplace Design
Great rooms and fireplaces are as synonymous as salt and pepper, but the way you play with your hearth’s size, shape and materials are what adds spice to the space.
How to Choose the Right Hearth for Your Timber Home
It’s easy to heat up your home’s design with the perfect fireplace. Use this guide to navigate through your options.
Warm Up With These Inspiring Fireplace Design Ideas
A good fireplace is the ultimate marriage of form and function. It offers up a chance to express your style, showcase natural m...
How to Decide Where to Put Your Timber Home's Chimney
A reader writes in wondering where to put a chimney to get the most bang for their buck...
3 Ways to Achieve a Magnificent Mantel
The mantel is the perfect place to showcase your style and make a statement.
How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel
The mantel is an underestimated fireplace feature that can set the tone in any living space. Here's how to decorate a fireplace...
Why a Wood-Burning Fireplace is Worth the Investment
It's time to rekindle your romance with an old flame: the wood-burning fireplace.
Why Stone Fireplaces are Perfect for Timber Homes
A natural choice for wood houses, stone fireplaces look right at home in a timber frame.
5 Great Fireplace and Hearth Designs
From rustic wooden mantels to towering stone hearths, today's post-and-beam homeowners have lots of fireplace design options. C...
Freestanding Fireplaces for Log Homes
Bye-bye brick and stone. Freestanding hearth products are all the rage in log and timber home design.
2020 Guide to Fireplace, Stove & Mantel Companies
Log Home Living & Timber Home Living’s 2020 guide to manufacturers specializing in fireplace design, fireplace inserts, wood st...
The Real Deal on Masonry Wood-Burning Fireplaces
9 Fabulous Fireplaces
Your home's fireplacement is serious business. In this photo gallery we share 9 of the all-time best fireplaces to heat up any timber home.