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Four Benefits of EcoSmart Fire Portable Outdoor Fireplaces

Posted in: outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, outdoor heaters, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces

James Moylan

Monday, July 11, 2016

 EcoSmart Fire Ayre outdoor fireplace

As EcoSmart Fire fireplaces have become more commonplace in decks and porches in Maryland and Virginia, their wide range of product lines are getting exposed to more potential customers. One line that’s stirring up a lot of interest in particular is their collection of portable outdoor fireplaces, which are durable, practical biofuel fireplaces in a durable, stainless steel package.

3 Steps to a Quick, Hassle-Free EcoSmart Fire Fireplace Installation

Posted in: outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, outdoor heaters, outdoor heating systems, porch add-ons, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories

James Moylan

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


If you love the visual appeal, ambiance, and versatility of a fireplace but are holding off because of concerns about the installation process, know that there are alternate installation options available to you. In particular, EcoSmart Fireplaces can be installed in a number of ways—all of which limit the time commitment, mess, and hassle of traditional fireplaces.

Top 3 Considerations for Building an Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplace

Posted in: Screen Porch Tips, Deck Products, outdoor television, patio tips, outdoor living, Infratech outdoor heaters, outdoor heating systems, screen porch products, Outdoor Fireplaces

James Moylan

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

stone outdoor wood burning fireplace panorama Clifton, Virginia

How to approach outdoor fireplaces:  outdoor kitchen in Clifton, VA example

As outdoor living spaces become more complex and more adaptable to multiple situations, fireplaces are becoming increasingly common features of decks, screened-in porches, verandas, and other outdoor areas. This particular gas and wood-burning outdoor fireplace project illustrates how these tasteful patio features can be implemented and then customized to fit both lifestyle and desired aesthetic. It can be approached in terms of its general process, required inspections and codes, and additional features.

Is It Safe to Build an Elevated Wood-Burning Outdoor Fireplace?

Posted in: Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Products, Contracting Questions, patio questions, deck questions, outdoor heaters, screen porch products, decking questions, Outdoor Fireplaces

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 09, 2015


Are Wood-Burning Outdoor Fireplaces Safe for Elevated Decks & Porches?

There are few additions to an outdoor living space that can add the elegance, relaxation, and beauty of a natural wood-burning fireplace. That being said, many people looking to build an outdoor space from the ground up or those looking to modify an existing space question the feasibility of an elevated fireplace. Is it worth it, in terms of construction logistics and price, to build an elevated natural burning fireplace? And is it safe?

7 New Features and Ideas for a Screened Porch in Maryland or Virginia

Posted in: Screen Porch Questions, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Design, retractable screen porch, fireplace, design exercise, outdoor living, outdoor kitchens, outdoor living spaces, Danver cabinets, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Danver cabinets in Maryland, Danver cabinets in Virginia, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, Infratech outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Trex Decking, Trex, fire pit, Outdoor Lighting, Phantom Retractable Screens, Outdoor Appliances

James Moylan

Friday, May 08, 2015

zuri decking screened porch at early sunset interior

Screened-in porches have come a long way from the rickety, drab structures where grandmothers used to read romance novels in rocking chairs.

Thanks to advancements in technology and design, some of the screened-in porches of today are surprisingly cool, with cutting-edge sound systems, sleek fire pits, and state-of-the-art grilling facilities.