This article was contributed by freelance writer Chrissy Jones.
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Modular homes are known for their energy and cost-saving qualities and considering that there will be 1.1 million units by 2020, their popularity is evident. Just because modular homeowners have discovered ways to cut costs and have more energy-efficient properties, doesn’t mean they have to skimp on the warm ambiance created by a fireplace. Discover quick and easy ways to create that ambiance without breaking the bank.

A Firepit for Weekend Get-Togethers

Nothing sets the tone for a balmy evening outdoors quite like a fire pit. Fire Pits bring the joys of camping to the backyard and provide the perfect scene for an evening of talking and roasting marshmallows. It brings the joys of camping to the suburbs and is a fairly simple way of introducing fire to the backyard without creating a fire hazard. There are a number of tutorials available which are easy to follow. This is the ideal project to take on over the weekend.

Sustainable Heating With Style

Outdoor fireplaces have not only become a favorite feature for homeowners but also tend to be a long way from clumpy or an afterthought. Aesthetically appealing and sustainable,outdoor fireplaces now feature fuels such as ethanol and other biofuels. These don’t burn as hot as wood-burning fireplaces, but homeowners have the pleasure of the heat without having to provide loads of wood or have to deal with smoke. These are not only great for outdoor spaces but tend to provide that sought-after warm glow indoors as well.

Perfect Solutions for Renters and DIYers

Fireplace inserts and standalone fireplaces offer homeowners the opportunity to bring in that fireplace feel without having to compromise the structure of the property. There are a number of different electric fireplaces on the market that fill this gap and provide great style and ambiance without costing a fortune. The fireplace inserts may have a positive effect on the property price and consumers will enjoy a warm glow without all the hassle of smoke and firewood. The designs range from mantel fireplaces to those that resemble stoves.

A warm toasty fire on a cold winter’s day sets the tone for a good book and hot cocoa. It is the perfect setting for families to discuss the happenings of the day and instantly brightens up a room. Whether indoors or outdoors, a fireplace can add a touch of style to any property and DIYers have no reason not to tackle this project hands-on.