• Home & Lifestyle

    How To Keep Warm This Winter

    Winter is here in full force and between the snow and freezing temperatures, it’s important to keep warm inside your home. There are a few key things you can do to keep the warmth in this winter and it won’t include wearing 3 pairs of socks or a parka while you’re in your home. Keep reading to find out how to keep the warmth in your home this winter:   Utilize Your Valor Fireplace One of the most important ways to stay warm this winter is to use your Valor Fireplace, especially when that cold chill sets in. The radiant heat will spread evenly around your home, keeping you warm even…

  • Fireplace Information

    Freestanding Fireplace Inspiration

    There is nothing better than the warmth and radiant heat that a Valor gas fireplace can provide. However, when it comes to buying a fireplace it can be really hard to decide on the right model and style for your home. So, to help you with this big buying decision we are highlighting one of the more interesting fireplace styles: the freestanding fireplace. Keep reading to learn more and to gather some inspiration before you choose the fireplace that suits your home best: Valor offers two different types of freestanding fireplaces, the Madrona and Portrait. Each model offers a different style and look while offering the radiant warmth that Valor Fireplaces…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Celebrate New Years

    In the next few days, we will be celebrating the end of the year 2017 and welcoming in 2018 with open arms. But the big question this time of year is, how to celebrate this big change! We have gathered 5 great ideas that will inspire you and help bring in the new year. Keep reading to find out more! Celebrate At Home: If you aren’t feeling inclined to spend a night on the town, consider celebrating in the comfort of your own home. Whether you decide to cook a fancy dinner at home, order in your favorite takeout or decide to have a snack themed evening you can’t go wrong. Plan out…

  • 2018 Color Of The Year
    Home Design & Decor

    2018 Color Of The Year

    It’s that exciting time of year again when Pantone releases the color of the year and this year the color choice is extra vibrant and exciting. So without further adieu, the color of 2018 is Ultra Violet. Ultra Violet is a color that you may not see often but when you do you won’t miss it. This shade is one that has been related to royalty in the past within lush velvet fabrics giving it a cool appearance. While it’s darker than a traditional purple it can also promote a sense of tranquillity and creativity. This bold and bright color choice is one that will not only stand out but will bring a…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    4 Ways To Be A Great Host

      As we enter the holiday season, this usually means we will be seeing guests, family, and visitors within our home. Whether you’re having a few people over for a quiet dinner or if you have a weekend full of guests staying, it’s important to be the best host possible. We have gathered some of the most important tips when it comes to being a great host, keep reading to find out more. Prepare In Advance The best thing you can do when it comes to hosting is to prepare in advance for any guests that may visit. By preparing your home, laying out a plan for food and drinks…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    DIY Home Projects Using Picture Frames

    As the colder weather and darker evenings set in now is the perfect time to be tackling some DIY projects that can improve the look and feel of your home. These projects are not only easy to do but only require a few items that you most likely already have in your home. Keep reading to learn how to create your own DIY projects using picture frames: Display Tray Display trays can be used anywhere in the home and offer a great way to highlight your favorite items! Now, to make that display even better, you can DIY your own display tray out of an old, unused frame.  You will…

  • Home Design & Decor

    Home Trends To Look Out For In 2018

    Can you believe we’re talking about 2018 already? Time is flying and the new year is fast approaching, meaning now is the time to keep an eye out for new trends and styles that your home. 2018 is already shaping up to be an exciting year between predictions on what the color of the year will be to new and exciting patterns and designs that will be popping up in homes everywhere. Keep reading to learn about new home trends to look out for in the year 2018:   Bright, Bold Colors Is there any better way to start a new year than with bright colors and exciting shades? Bright,…

  • Food & Recipes

    Homemade Apple Bread

    With Fall quickly approaching, now is a great time to start baking some delicious Fall inspired treats. One seasonal favorite that comes to mind is flavorful homemade apple bread. It’s similar to a banana bread but instead of bananas, apples are used which leaves a fantastic aroma while it bakes at home.  This is a great option if you have guests on the way over or if you simply need a treat on a chilly day. This bread can be frozen after it is baked and cooled for a later date when you need a dessert quickly. Keep reading to find out how to make your own homemade apple bread:  …

  • Home & Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Fall

    Can you believe that Summer is slowly coming to a close? It’s unbelievable how fast time moves when you’re having fun in the Summer sunshine. So, as we enjoy the last few weeks of Summer, it’s a great time to start preparing for Fall inside and around the outside of your home. These items are easy to check off your list and will leave you feeling prepared for the next season. Keep reading to find out 5 ways you can prepare your home for Fall:   Overhaul The Yard:  Now is the time to overhaul the yard before the cold season hits. This means packing up any summer items you…

  • Home Design & Decor

    How To Improve The Lighting In Your Home

    Lighting is the number one way to change the look and the feel of your home. Simple light changes make all the difference in making your home feel inviting and comforting, so it’s extra important to put some thought into your home’s lighting setup. We have gathered some great tips that can help you improve the lighting in your home. Keep reading to find out more:   Mix It Up When it comes to choosing and installing lights in your home, it’s important to bring in a mix of lights to create an inviting space. This means adding in more than just a ceiling or main light fixture into the…