• Food & Recipes

    No Campfire S’mores

      There is nothing better than sitting around a warm, crackling fire on a cool summer’s night. But unless you have an outdoor fireplace like the Valor L1 Outdoor Linear Series, you may only get the campfire experience when you go camping or on a summer vacation. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without the traditional snacks found around a campfire, such as s’mores! These tasty, outdoor treats can be made either in your home or out on the BBQ and they’ll taste just like they do when you roast them over a campfire. Check out the recipe below to learn how to make your own no campfire s’mores: Ingredients…

  • Valor Products

    Featured Product: Lift Freestanding

    No matter what the application, Valor has a freestanding fireplace for you! Valor’s freestanding options are versatile in design and nestle comfortably in cold basement spaces, abandoned inglenooks and tight room corner configurations. The Lift, a member of the Portrait Series, embodies those qualities and offers a modern take on the old stove option. The Lift combines Valor radiant heat with contemporary design, showcasing concrete, casting and steel finishes of the finest quality. Freestanding in design, an optional lower concrete panel is available if you prefer a solid base and is available in both river rock, coal and log fire beds. Features The Lift offers the following features that will…

  • Home Design & Decor

    How To Choose Patio Furniture For Your Outdoor Space

      When we have an outdoor space such as a deck or backyard, usually the space calls for furniture of some kind. By adding in furniture, you are extending the size of your home by creating another social or relaxing place for the entire family. One of the issues of an outdoor space is deciding on the perfect patio furniture to accommodate your needs. Between couches, chairs, ottomans and chaises  the options are endless and frankly they can be overwhelming when it comes to crunch time. So, to make your decision a little easier we have gathered some great tips on how to choose the perfect patio furniture for your…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    4 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

    With a beautiful summer, we usually see bright sunshine, hot temperatures and no clouds in the sky. But there are a few downsides of summer, one being the bugs that tend to appear as the weather starts to warm up! One insect that shows up year after year are those pesky mosquitoes. Not only are they annoying and hard to get rid of, but they can leave you with itchy bites that can really put a damper on your summer. Luckily, there is an easy way to repel this annoying bugs and find some peace on your deck or in your backyard this summer.  By planting specific plants that mosquitoes hate…

  • Valor News

    BC Dealer Meeting Recap!

    A big thanks to everyone who attended the 2015 BC Dealer Meeting held at the Miles Industries head office last Thursday! It was a great time seeing everyone and catching up on the latest industry talk and chatter. We hope everyone enjoyed learning about upcoming marketing techniques, sales information, new product announcements and everything else in between. Look out for some fantastic new products and announcements regarding Valor fireplaces very soon! Here are a few shots from the meeting: For more images like the ones above, make sure to follow Valor on Instagram. We hope to see everyone who attended again next year, along with some fresh faces as well.…

  • Home Design & Decor

    The Do’s & Don’ts Of Picking The Perfect Accent Chair

    When you are updating your living space, usually the first big change is the furniture in the room. Not only does changing the furniture refresh the look of your space, it also lets you try new styles and designs. One piece that is perfect for this is a comfortable, accent chair that pulls the entire room together. But how do you go about choosing the perfect chair for your space? Well, it’s important to consider a few key points before making the purchase, as the chair can be an integral part of your color and design scheme. Do find inspiration and design ideas before you make your purchase. It’s really important to…

  • Media

    Calling All Architects & Designers!

    Valor aims to offer our customers and dealers the utmost support possible, but what about the architects and home designers involved in a home renovation or new construction project? Well they won’t be left in the dust, as Valor has partnered with CADdetails.com in order to provide these designers with the files they need. CADdetails Offering virtual bridge between product manufacturers & professional designers, CADdetails help bring design projects to life by connecting the AEC industry with high-quality CAD drawings, 3D models, specifications, images, and related documents from reputable manufacturers across the continent. Valor offers files in the following format: 2D CAD Drawings Product Specification Sheets About the Product file…

  • Food & Recipes

    3 Ways To Make Dessert On The Barbecue

    The barbecue is one of the most important items you’ll need for a gourmet, grilling summer. From burgers, to steak to even full chickens you can make almost any meal or protein on the barbecue! However, have you ever considered grilling up your favorite dessert or fruit on the grill? Not only is this a fun, no fuss way to create dessert, you’ll be able try new combinations on the grill that you may never have tried before. Keep reading below for 3 ways to make dessert on the barbecue. Barbecued Bananas Boats You have tried this banana treat over a campfire, but what about trying it on the BBQ? Simply slice a…

  • Media

    Introducing the Horizon/H4 Brochure

    The Valor Horizon & H4 Series brochures have been combined into one beautiful new showcase piece! For well over a decade, the Horizon Series has expanded its line of diverse,energy efficient, heater-rated fireplaces while the H4 offered a more contemporary feel. We have packed the new look brochure full of new content, imagery and interactive features along with fantastic new specification and framing references. Discover the new brochure below: What’s New? New 2015 format, following previous re-designs Covers both the Valor Horizon and Valor H4 Series. Brand new product descriptions Brand new specification pages, including framing & dimensional information Imagery has been updated throughout with brand new fires PDF Brochure…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    How To Use Lemons For House Cleaning

    When you are looking for a good cleaning solution or spray, usually you would head to the cleaning aisle in your local grocery store. But have you ever considered that the produce aisle might have just the product you are looking for? That’s right, we are talking about lemons! Lemons are not only a refreshing side to any drink, they also act as a strong, all natural house cleaner.  You can use lemons in many different ways when you are cleaning, which means one lemon can go along way! Keep reading below to learn how to use lemons for house cleaning: Brass, Copper or Chrome Lemons are the perfect tool when…