Ventless Gas Log Fireplaces For Backyard Design

More and more frequently I have clients who want me to custom build outdoor fireplaces in their backyards. Especially in this economy as homeowners maximize their property investment by taking "staycations" the backyard is becoming an oasis of outdoor enjoyment. Fireplaces have traditionally been thought of as wood burning but more and more homeowners are…

Details

Air Ozone Purifiers – Are They Good Or Bad?

Ozone is like the sun. Without ozone you would die. Yet too much can affect your health. So when air purifier companies try to sell you that ozone air purifiers are “death machines” or ‘healthy air miracles” the truth is somewhere in the middle. How The Controversy Started A year ago Consumer Reports claimed the…

Details

Competing With a Low Carb Diet Plan

The low carb diet plan continues to gain popularity among people aware of their weight. Its effectiveness is set at a record level, however this should not really be surprising at all. There is another diet quickly get its fair share of notice. Its biggest attraction also lies in the high efficiency. Known as the…

Details

Fireplace Design – Where Do I Start?

Picture how your fireplace will be used. You’ve probably already got a location in mind, but the practicality of the location may be affected by venting needs, installation clearance requirements and fuel choices. Part 1: GREAT EXPECTATIONS First, why are you installing a fireplace? Is is for recreational use and entertaining? Is it serving as…

Details

Proform Elliptical Trainers Reviewed

I’m going to review two of the most popular Proform elliptical trainers. I’ll tell you about the features, specs and all about the pros and cons of each so hopefully you can make a more informed purchasing decision. The two models I’ll be reviewing are the Proform 850 elliptical with GameFit and the Proform Ergostride…

Details