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Improve, don't move!
Forget moving house! More homeowners are choosing to ‘stay put’ and enhance their homes instead, and the team from MAD Design Group, home of heating and furniture/accessories brands EcoSmart Fire, Heatscope Heaters and BLINDE Design, say now’s the perfect time for a revamp.
The outdoor dining pivot
The biggest trend in dining out is dining outdoors! And while a casual, relaxed ambiance and great people watching have long attracted customers to dining and drinking alfresco, the pandemic has them preferring venues with plenty of fresh air more than ever.
Incorporate statement pieces into your décor
Gone are the days of minimalist styling – it’s time for bold and beautiful statement pieces. This design movement is fast gaining traction in residential and commercial settings the world over.
Home improvements surge during pandemic
Across the globe, the sound of power tools, dozers, excavators and lawnmowers are being heard more than ever. The reason? Home renovations have boomed during the pandemic.
In contrast to the open-plan living, the broken-plan trend simply involves dividing up bigger rooms to create more versatile, smaller, interconnected spaces.
Why everyone loves concrete furniture
In recent years the concrete trend (also referred to as the cement trend) has become a major interior décor craze – not to mention investment.
The essential guide to ethanol fireplaces
Want to know why they’re so popular? Here we provide an overview of ethanol fireplaces.
10 top reasons to buy a fire table
Love a fire pit but also want one that doubles as a table? Well it’s lucky that fire pit design has evolved majorly over the years! Enter the Fire Pit Table.
All you need to know about Flex
Beyond warmth and ambiance, Flex Series creates a luxurious focal point, adds character and interest to the room, and helps define layouts and use of space.
Top 5 fireplace trends for 2022
As we look beyond the sense of restriction and isolation that has plagued the world during 2020 and 2021, we can see fireplace design trends rebel against these feelings of melancholy.
Energy-efficient heating solutions
To prevent high energy bills, it’s important we keep our homes as energy efficient as possible – and reduce our carbon footprint.
The 7 best outdoor living trends
2020 was definitely the ‘year of the garden’, with the trend continuing into 2021 and showing no signs of slowing.
The essential guide to fire pits
We’re enjoying and investing in our backyards and the outdoor spaces of our homes more than ever before. We’re also embracing the outdoor fireplace trend – and fire pits are helping rekindle the spark!
Convert wood and gas fireplaces
Nearly every home of the earlier eras has a non-working fireplace but everyone aspires for them to be working again, whether for ambience or to warm up a room.
Outdoor living trends
The outdoor living trend continues to grow (accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic), with more US homeowners now more aware of their outdoor spaces.
2021 ethanol fireplace trends
Today, more than ever, creating distinctive social settings that are welcoming and feel like 'home' is a vital trend across myriad architectural environments — from commercial to hospitality to residential.
4 ways to customize your fireplace
Design a custom firebox, flame to flame, take it off the wall, forego the firebox. Custom designs take the fireplace to the next level.
How to choose your finish
We offer a range of finishes and colors to complement your decor. Learn how to pair our finishes with your setting.
Must know about EcoSmart Fire
Ventless and smoke-free, renewable resource, cost less than propane, specialised trade support, multiple sizes. Things you need to know about EcoSmart Fire.
Home heating tips
Heating a home makes up almost half a utility bill. According to the US Department of Energy, the average household spends up to $1500 on heating each winter.
5 ways to freshen up your home office
In the last year we've experienced a big shift in the work environment, with more people working from home than ever before.
3 steps to year-round outdoor dining
Integrate overhead heating, add magic with a stunning fire element and freshen up your setting with a functional fire pit table.