Sunday, June 27, 2010


So what do you think??? Nice? This thing weighed a ton and we needed extra help to put it up. My brother-in-law helped. My hubby and I thought it would take a bit of time to put it up but it was done in a matter of minutes!!!

But...there were some noise issues with this unit. There is supposed to be a crackling sound, which the unit had and it also had a thump, thump, thump sound coming from it. My hubby called the shop owner of the store and since she lived in the neighbourhood, she checked out the noise. She came over, listened and told us that the fireplace should not be making that noise. She said that she will drop off another unit.
A few days later she dropped off another but it had another sound coming from it. Finally, last Wednesday she replaced it with another unit that only made the crackling noise. Hurray!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010


It's nice to sit by the fire on a cold & rainy day (which is almost every other day in Vancouver, BC!) with a glass of wine and a good book.

The house we purchased two years did not have a fireplace in the living room. There is a gas fireplace in the family room but it is in such an odd spot that you can't really enjoy it. We couldn't make up our minds regarding the type of fireplace; gas, electric or the ones that use those little can of fuel. My husband has taped out different sizes on the livingroom wall and floor for the last six months. The gas man came and told we couldn't put a gas fireplace in the area that we wanted. That left us with electric or the fuel type. The fuel type was expensive and did not have the size we wanted. There are a few sizes in the electric and they had the style we wanted. Below is the one Hubby purchased yesterday (the rocks aren't white but black) but you get the picture. We just have to figure out where to hang it, plug it in and instant fireplace. Can't wait...I better buy a few bottles of wine!!!