Fireplace Screens to Keep Embers Where They Belong

There are an estimated 358,500 home fires every year in the USA. While only a fraction of those—4 percent—start in the living room (the kitchen is the biggest culprit, responsible for 50 percent), if you do have an open fire, a screen, guard or curtain that stops hot embers scorching the hearth rug is a good idea.



a television that is on fire: Keep your family and home safe from sparks flying out of your fireplace.


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a close up of a cage: No installation is required for this attractive guard decorated with a beautiful motif from nature and an opening panel in the center for access while in use. For smaller hearths, a 38” x 31” version is also available.


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No installation is required for this attractive guard decorated with a beautiful motif from nature and an opening panel in the center for access while in use. For smaller hearths, a 38” x 31” version is also available.

For a simple, construction-free option that you can literally unpack and use straight off the bat, look for a free-standing screen or guard. These may be made of three hinged panels so

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Former showcase home spotlights design award

This home, located at 323 Terrace Drive and open 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, won best home design over $1 million by Texas Homebuilders Association and was featured as a showcase home by the American Society of Interior Designers three times.

The 6,300-square-foot home is on a 20,094-square-foot lot and the foyer features limestone columns and a spiral staircase with raised platform with custom mosaic pattern flooring for a piano. There is also limestone flooring in all the formal areas.

Further in, the home’s recently remodeled kitchen offers professional-grade Viking appliances and a sunken wine room that is separately air conditioned with capacity for 1,000-plus bottles. The home is also equipped with optical projector art lighting throughout the first floor and staircase, a library with Venetian plaster walls and antique Italian hardwood floors.

There is also a powder room with plaster walls with gold leaf insets, and a glass sink

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Captiva model at Hill Tide Estates showcases interior by Theory Design

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BOCA GRANDE — Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi has created a spectacular interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Captiva model that is now open for viewing and purchase at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave on the southern tip of Boca Grande being developed by Seagate.  Theory Design was named recipient of a 2019 Aurora Award for the Captiva’s interior in the Best Interior Design of a Home Priced over $2 million category.  Seagate was presented an Aurora Award for the Captiva in the Best Single-Family Detached Home Over 4,000 Square Feet category.  Priced at $5,995,000 with furnishings, the Captiva is one of three

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New Birmingham townhome has private elevator

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Enjoy carefree living in a new luxury townhome in Birmingham with nearly 4,000 square feet of living space.

Designed by local architect Christopher J. Longe AIA, the Westbrown property at 625 Brown features three bedrooms and four full baths and one partial. 

The design of the home boasts a large integrated living space with an open floor plan and many design elements. Among them are 8-inch European oak wood floors, two fireplaces, culinary-grade appliances, granite countertops and spa-like baths.

Also included is pre-wired home automation, a private elevator with access to all levels, a library, personal patio, landscaped courtyard, two-car attached garage, and more.

The property, priced at $2,199,000, is just a three-minute walk from the downtown shopping area. 

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An open room near the kitchen. (Photo: Nev Muftari and Skyview Experts, Nev Muftari and Skyview Experts)

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Modern home offers unique design, space

Sarah Colburn, Special to the Times
Published 8:58 a.m. CT Oct. 1, 2020

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This modern-styled farmhouse welcomes family and friends with its architecturally arched entry and adjacent screened porch.

This home melds the eras in a blend of mill-work accents and rich wood detailing. Just inside the foyer, the great room touts wood-beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows overlooking the natural 2.25-acre landscape.

Wood floors and details like board and batten and shiplap create a warm and clean design in the space. A wooden mantle sits atop the shiplap fireplace and creates an ambiance and airiness in the room.

The gourmet kitchen is complete with open glass shelving, high-end appliances and a large

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5 fireplace ideas to give you all the cozy vibes

On the hunt for fireplace ideas to get yours looking lovely for fall and winter? Hey, it’s October now, we are definitely allowed to get excited about the change in the seasons! We love decorating our homes at this time of year, making them cozier, comfier and warmer. And nothing says cozy, comfy and warm like a fireplace, so whether you have a fireplace you want to spruce up or looking to add one to your home, here are our fave five looks to get you inspired…



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1. Build log storage under a fireplace

We love this simple, fussy free fireplace and the log storage underneath is not only a handy addition but looks really stylish too. This living room is on the traditional side, but this style of fireplace would look amazing in

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Southeast Building Conference Recognizes Watercrest Naples as a Double Award Winner in the 2020 Aurora Awards Design Competition | News

VERO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties are pleased to announce that Watercrest Naples Assisted Living and Memory Care was selected as a 2020 Silver Award Winner in two categories at the 41st Annual Aurora Awards.

Watercrest Naples received the Silver Award as a finalist in the Best Service Enriched Senior Community category and the Best Commercial Project Over 20,000 Square Feet category.  Finalists were selected from over 200 entries in categories including interior design, detailing, custom and renovation work, as well as diverse commercial, recreational, and specialty buildings.

Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, and interior merchandisers for residential and commercial projects in the southern United States and Eastern Caribbean.

Watercrest Naples is a 128-unit luxury senior living community developed by Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties;

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Home Improvement: How home design trends are evolving for social distancing – Salisbury Post

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COVID-19 has brought changes to everything, and home design is no exception. Experts are expecting to see lasting impacts on everything from the materials we use to the rooms we prioritize. Check out these and other noteworthy trends:

Houses over apartments: Many people who live in condos or apartments do so to be closer to the action — work, entertainment and shops — and never planned on spending much time at home. But the pandemic has changed that, and more people are going to want a home that offers plenty of room and outdoor space in case they need to self-isolate again.

Self-sufficiency: A hard lesson we’ve learned is that things and services we thought we could count on aren’t necessarily a sure thing, so items that increase self-reliance will become very popular. Expect to see more homes with sources of energy like solar panels, sources of heat

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HOME PROFILE: Beautiful home has 9 fireplaces, in-law apartment – News – Wicked Local

Built for Captain John Cross (mariner) in 1804, this stately classic is a breathtakingly gorgeous blend of Old World craftsmanship and modern amenities with the unique ability to adapt easily to 21st Century lifestyles. This residence has a few extra perks, too.

 

ADDRESS: 8 Washington Square, Marblehead

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 3 full

LIVING SPACE: 4,399 sq. ft.

PRICE: $1,650,000

 

Built for Captain John Cross (mariner) in 1804, this stately classic is a breathtakingly gorgeous blend of Old World craftsmanship and modern amenities with the unique ability to adapt easily to 21st Century lifestyles. This residence has a few extra perks, too.

One is that iconic Abbott Hall is a constant backdrop. Another is that this home has nine fireplaces, a scuttle and offers the option of a luxurious first-floor (no stairs) in-law unit or rental. Oh, a private porch is also part of the package!

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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Design Home By Former St. Pete Mayor

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL — Experience beautiful and refreshing nature right outside the doors of this home that is described as a masterpiece with its updated interior and Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design.

There is nothing ordinary about the designs inside this five bedroom home that sits on lush landscape that offers privacy.

Take the virtual tour and experience the luxurious and dream qualities of this $2.5 million home in Snell Isle.

A Frank LLoyd Wright inspired design, this contemporary home was built in 1968 by master architect and former mayor of St. Petersburg, Randolph “Randy” Wedding.

In 2006, with the help of architect Jovica Millic, the interior was renovated into the masterpiece it is today in Snell Isle Estates, on half an acre with lush landscape that offers complete privacy. This stunning 5,878-square-foot home offers five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths with floor to ceiling windows that brings in plenty of

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