Dramatic Outdoor Lighting

Dramatic outdoor lighting can change an ordinary landscape into a magical space.  We have all experienced that feeling of awe when we step into a beautiful outdoor space. 

Inspired spaces can lift us out of the ordinary and pull us into a new mood.  

The element of fire in designs by Tempest Torch is all about welcoming and way finding. Much like tiki torches firmly planted in the sand might beckon you to an island oasis, this product’s spiral-like presentation of fire gives off that same vibe. The torches are made of tempered glass and designed to direct the oxygen needed for combustion in a pattern that increases the flame velocity and lends a spiraling dramatic effect.

We frequently see these placed right next to the home and carried through outdoor spaces to
provide continuity. Options include short or tall post versions, wall mounted, or a base-free
for those wanting to construct something unique or utilize an existing feature.

We also feel good about safety in design as the 18" tall open-air tempered glass works to
prevent the flame from going out during high winds or rainfall and includes an automatic gas
safety shutoff valve. Note that the torches can run off attached gas lines or a five-gallon
propane tank. The variable flame reaches a height of 17”, kicks out up to 20,000 BTUs and can
be manually ignited with the built-in piezo igniter. Practical and versatile, this type of inviting
feature lights the way for an alluring evening outdoor experience.

Tags: firemagic grills, Outdoor Living

What is a Vent Free Fireplace and is it Safe?

A vent-free fireplace is a fireplace that does not include a chimney and draws indoor air to fuel the fire. These fireplaces require natural gas, gel fuel or electricity to operate.  Most electric fireplaces do not pose a threat to indoor air quality but fireplace safety due to air qualtiy should be considered when choosing a vent free gas or gel fueled fireplace. Careful consideration of the ventilation system in your home should eliminate the risk. 

Some of the bi-products of poor ventilation are:

  •    Carbon Dioxide
  •    Carbon Monoxide
  •    Formaldehyde
  •    Water Vapor

Tags: Fireplace Safety, vent free fireplace

5 Things to know when shopping for a superior gas fireplace

Not all gas fireplaces are created equal.  As in most industries, the most trusted manufacturers are the ones who have been serving the market the longest.  There are some differences in quality and you should be aware of the most important features that will make your fireplace look and function well.

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Industrial Loft and Linear Fireplace- Interview with White Crane

North Loop Loft Linear Fireplace

This North Loop loft project and the linear fireplace drew a lot of attention, didn’t it?

“Yes, it isn’t every day that I get a call from  The Wall Street Journal wanting an interview with us.  They saw the image on Houzz”

“A home is a very special place for people; a home is a place where we should find safety, respite and peace. We help our clients find that harmony within their homes.”


Tags: Linear Fireplaces, Fireplace Design

7 Reasons Why Ceramic Charcoal Grills are Better

Ceramic Charcoal Grills are Different in These 7 Ways

    Ceramic Charcoal grills are all the rage these days and there is good reason for it.  The construction of these new grills allows more cooking options and better results if you understand the differences from the run of the mill metal kettle.  1. The thick ceramic walls of the Primo grill retain heat better than a metal grill which means better moisture control during slow cooking and more efficient use of your charcoal.

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