• Home & Lifestyle

    DIY Orange Cleaner

    Finding cleaning products with no added chemicals and harsh additives can be extremely difficult now a days. Not to mention the price can be through the roof, just to find products with natural ingredients. But luckily, there is an easy, no fuss way to create your own DIY natural orange cleaner that can be more powerful than store bought cleaners. This cleaner calls for household ingredients you most likely already have on hand and one simple produce ingredient.  Once you create this cleaner, you can use it over and over again on surfaces such as counter tops, bathroom surfaces and kitchen cupboards. Check out the recipe below to create your own…

  • Blog News

    Top Blog Posts For June

    Do you follow along with our Valor Fireplaces & Lifestyle Blog? We cover all your favorite topics from our newest fireplace model to the latest and greatest in home design. The best part is it doesn’t just stop there, whether you’re looking for that new recipe to serve for dinner or the perfect color scheme for your renovation, we try to cover a variety of topics! June has been a great month for summer ideas and inspiration, check out what you might have missed below. If there a topic you would like to see covered on Valor’s lifestyle blog leave us your ideas below in the comment section to see them…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Make Laundry Day Easier

      It is pretty common to find out that most people don’t love doing laundry. Between the washing, drying, sorting and putting away it’s not everyone’s version of a good time. But unfortunately laundry is something that needs to be done on a regular basis and if it has to be done, we might as well make it a fun and functional experience. The best way to do that is to make your laundry space work well for your life and make the task of laundry just a little more enjoyable. With a few simple changes to your laundry routine, you may find yourself dreading the task just a little…

  • Food & Recipes

    How To Make Zesty, Guacamole

      Over the last few weeks, we have been talking about all things summer. Between finding the perfect lights for your outdoor space, or creating fun DIY projects that are perfect for this summer, it’s getting everyone in a summer mood! So to keep up that theme, we are talking about a perfect summer side dish that you won’t be able to do without: Zesty Guacamole! Not only is it a crowd favorite, it is great to serve on a hot summer night with a side of tortilla chips or as a side for a Mexican themed dinner. Check out the recipe and instructions below to make your own summertime, zesty guacamole: Ingredients Needed:…