Thursday, June 4, 2009

Strike While the Andiron is...Cold?

Don't Wait for the Blooms to Fade...
Now is the Time to Invest in Your Fireplace!

You may not be thinking about your fireplace much right now, but you ought to. Yes, the sun is shining, the thermometer is rising and the hot cocoa and homemade cookies have been replaced by lemonade and fresh fruit—but much as I hate to remind you, summer doesn’t last forever. Before you know it, the suntan will fade and it’ll be fall again. Sitting in front of the fireplace you’ve been meaning to paint for the past five seasons, or opening the glass fireplace doors that have been falling off their runners since you bought your house, you’ll think, ‘Why didn’t I fix the fireplace up back when I wasn’t using it every other day?”

The fireplace is just like anything else we buy in that the best time to go shopping for new accessories or to update what you have is when it’s the furthest thing from your mind. Why? Because it’s the furthest thing from everybody else’s mind, too. And when nobody else is thinking about fireplace remodeling, that’s when retailers give the best deals. Anyway, it’s a heck of a lot smarter to change out the gas logs or the fireplace grates when they’re cool to the touch.

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