Springtime is such a special time of year. After a long, cold winter in Wisconsin, there’s no sight like that of fresh pale green grass on the ground and that hint of green that frosts the trees. The air just feels soft and freshNew Fireplace and Stone Surround after the sharp, stinging cold of winter. If you look real close, you might even see some colors of early spring flowers on the ground. Not only is spring the perfect time to see all the transformations that are taking place outside, but springtime is also the best time to start thinking about making some awesome changes in your home as well. A great place to start is by freshening up your fireplace! It doesn’t take a lot to make changes that can make a real difference in the way your room looks, and it doesn’t have to be very expensive, either. Just read on to hear about some great tips to freshen up your fireplace with minimum effort, minimum expense, and minimum stress as well!

Try Adding a New Facade

If your fireplace is just looking too tired and dingy to think about doing anything but a total redo, how about trying to start with a new facade? You can start by visiting The Fire Factory and asking our knowledgeable personnel about the stone facing that we sell which can really add a new, polished look to the whole room. We carry beautiful halquist veneer stones that are quarried locally. These are grouped into six different collections, so no matter what you’re looking for, we can get it for you. No matter which style you pick, elegant, traditional, or a more rustic look, adding a new facing to your fireplace will make any room look warm and inviting.


There are other things that can really change up the look of your fireplace and add new charm and ambiance to your living area, things that aren’t as expensive or as labor-intensive as a new facade. One thing that you can do is add a new glass fireplace door. Over time, your glass fireplace door can begin to look stained and dingy, and it can become scratched through the years as you clean it. It seems like such a little thing, but a stained, scratched glass fireplace door can really detract from the look of your fireplace. A glass fireplace door holds a very functional position as well, because some logs tend to spark more than others and a fireplace door can stop those sparks from jumping out onto any nearby combustibles or even your carpet. If you’re not interested in a new glass fireplace door, you might be interested in a fireplace screen. A fireplace screen holds a dual purpose. Like a door, a fireplace screen can protect the things surrounding your fireplace from stray sparks. It can also add a real decorative touch to your room. We carry all types of fireplace doors and screens, and our knowledgeable staff will be able to help you find the perfect screen or door to protect your possessions and add a beautiful touch to your room.

High Performing Fireplace

You might be looking at more than just a quick redo or an addition of a screen or door. You might be looking at adding a high performing fireplace to your home, and if that’s the case, then The Fire Factory is the perfect place to go. We carry all types of heating appliances, whether you’re looking for a new fireplace, an insert, gas log sets, or a free standing stove. After deciding on one of these, you can also decide between gas, electric, wood, or pellet, depending on which type of heating appliance you have chosen. There are definite advantages to each type of appliance and each type of heat source, If this seems confusing, we can help you make a great choice that will fit into your home, match your decorating style, and be as efficient and money saving as you need it to be.

A new heating appliance can make such a difference in the look of your home. There’s something about a fire burning on a cold Wisconsin winter evening that makes the whole night seem cozy and inviting. If you already have a fireplace and just need to make some upgrades, come on in and take a look at some of our fireplace accessories to see what we have that can jazz up your fireplace at little expense. If you’ve got a bigger upgrade in mind, there’s no better place to find whatever type of appliance you’re looking at than The Fire Factory.

Now that spring is in the air, it’s the perfect time to think about making some quick, easy changes that can really make your room look fresh and bright. If you’re looking at bigger changes, now is a perfect time for that as well, because it’s easier for workers to come in and do this work, coming in and out of your home without letting in too much cold air or muddy, snowy mush all over your floor. While our showroom is temporarily closed, you can browse our site for what we have to offer. The Fire Factory and get that upgrade on the calendar!