• Food & Recipes

    Homemade, One Bowl Carrot Cake

      There is no better time to bake and serve a delicious, moist carrot cake then Easter! Not only is this popular cake an Easter favorite, it can also be extra hard to resist with its smooth, cream cheese frosting. This is the perfect dessert to serve to a crowd over Easter dinner or you can even make a smaller version and bake carrot cake muffins for an on the go treat! The best part is you’ll only need one bowl, an oven and some basic baking ingredients to complete this fun dessert. Check out the recipe below to learn how to whip up your own homemade carrot cake and impress your…

  • Fireplace Information

    Zero Clearance Fireplaces

    What Is a Zero Clearance Fireplace? Zero clearance fireplaces are designed for applications as new fireplace in new constructions or when renovating. In other words, these are fireplaces which have been designed with “zero clearance” to combustable building materials. Valor offers superior performance fireplaces which can be installed just about anywhere, which in turn, increases the value of your home. Valor Zero Clearance Fireplaces Click the links below to view zero clearance models from Valor: Horizon Series H4 Series H5 Series Ventana Series Portrait Series Increase the Value of your Home Valor knows that a fireplace is an excellent home investment, providing a great opportunity when you build or renovate…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    10 Ways To Increase Your Energy At Home

    Whether you working at the office, caring for the family or even just trying to get a few things done around the house, it can be tiring! On top of that it can be even harder to try and increase your own energy to do a few extra things during each day. Luckily, thereare a few simple things you can do to increase your personal energy and make your home feel more lively! It won’t take much before you’re feeling that extra spring in your step. Read below to learn about 10 ways to increase your energy at home:   Going Green: You may not think much of house plants, but did you…

  • TV & Collaborations

    Love It or List It Vancouver

    For the past few seasons, Valor has teamed with Love It or List It Vancouver to supply beautiful, radiant gas fireplaces to homeowners in need of a renovation. The relationship with Love It or List It Vancouver has proven to be extremely successful, gaining Valor a ton of exposure. For those that don’t know, Love It or List It showcases families who are in need of a renovation as they have outgrown their homes, as well as bringing up the opportunity to list the home on the local market if they aren’t satisfied. The show stars interior designer Jillian Harris (formerly of The Bachelorette, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) & West…

  • Home Holiday Decor

    Modern Easter Decorations For The Home

    The Easter holiday season is slowly but surely creeping up on us as March comes to an end.  Easter can be a fun holiday for everyone as it usually means decorating with fun pastels and bright colors. It’s also a great excuse to spend a little extra time with the family while creating and decorating! These quick and simple projects will  let you show off your DIY skills and bring those touches of spring and Easter into the home without much effort. We have gathered some of the most fun and beautiful Easter projects that are a must have in your home this spring! DIY Burlap Bunny Table Runner If…

  • Valor Products

    Featured Product: Horizon Series

    Valor wanted to create a fireplace that exceeded expectations in efficiency, engineering and design. With that thinking, the Valor Horizon (534) Series was born, showcasing over 100 years of Valor experience accompanied by the latest advancements in state-of-the-art technology. A proven, effective and affordable gas fireplace solution for most home configurations the Horizon is shallow in overall depth. The top and rear vent are convertible, both insert and new construction compatible, the Horizon Series does it all. Firebeds & Liner The Horizon Series has 2 firebed options to choose from: the log and rock effect. You can also add the 761DRK (Decorative Rock Kit) to 534IR models or as an…

  • Home Design & Decor

    DIY Chalkboard Paint

    By now you may have noticed that there is a modern, fun trend showing up in houses all over the world! The trend we are referring to is the ever popular chalkboard paint trend. With this versatile and fun paint you can turn almost any surface, room or furniture piece into an interactive area that is fun for everyone! Not only is this type of paint fun, it’s also functional as it will give you a surface to write messages on or show off some of your best chalk art. The only hitch to this wonderful paint is that sometimes it can be pricey, especially for larger projects.  Luckily, there is…

  • Media

    How to Use Your ValorStat Plus Remote

    The ValorStat Plus remote control is found on most Valor models, including the ever popular Legend G3 Insert and Horizon Series. This remote control allows our users to select, adjust and program any desired temperature for that space. The built-in timer turns your fireplace on to warm your home, and can be programmed to turn off at a time of your choosing. Another impressive feature is the ability to turn your pilot light on and off using the remote control. Below is a collection of videos that outline the basic features of the ValorStat Plus, if you have any questions be sure to comment below! ValorStat Plus Remote Overview Temperature…

  • Media

    Valor Fireplaces Social Media: Facebook & Twitter

    Did you know that Valor Fireplaces has several social media accounts that give you exclusive, behind the scenes look at what goes on at Valor? Valor has two major accounts that provide our followers with updates about our new and existing products, sneak peeks and most of all a social connection to your favorite fireplace manufacture! If you aren’t already a follower, read below to see what you’re missing out on! Facebook Our Valor Facebook page is packed with loads of information pertaining directly to you and your Valor Fireplace! If you aren’t already a subscriber to our lifestyle blog, you will receive up to date highlights of each post,…

  • Fireplace Information

    Understanding Adjustable Heat

    Every Valor fireplace is designed with variable heat controls that allow you to turn down very low if required. Some of the competition can only be turned down a small amount, or sometimes not at all! Valor’s wide operating range and ease of adjustment allows you to match the Heat Output to the heat required providing maximum use and enjoyment If you were to have a fireplace with a large BTU with limited turn down, it would just be another furnace and will not supply you with steady, even heat throughout your home or space. Valor fireplaces are designed to provide the maximum amount of focussed radiant heat. By comparison,…