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Hearth and Home: Updating your Fireplace

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Frank Lloyd Wright believed the hearth should literally be the centre of the home, so it's a good idea to make sure yours is ready to be the centre of attention. This is a great off-season project because, hopefully, our fireplaces will be on hiatus very soon. Looking at the insert or actual fireplace itself first, a common issue is outdated brass trim. I've pleasantly surprised a number of my clients by pointing out that the trim is often simply attached with magnets, or easily unscrewed and removed to reveal black metal underneath. That easy, free update is great, but if...

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