Home Trend #1: One Fire, Two Spaces


People love fireplaces. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 85% of homebuyers want them -- and it's not all because of that toasty, comforting flicker. Installing an average gas fireplace can add roughly $3,000-$6,000 to a home's value. Fireplaces are home-sellers, and see-through hearths that open to two spaces are definitely on trend, especially for open floor plans. Now those two spaces can be inside and out.

At this year's IBS, Heat & Glo® took the NAHB's award for "Best in Outdoor Living" for its Twilight Modern indoor/outdoor see-through fireplace (a single fireplace is pictured, exterior and interior). On account of its Direct Vent design, the gas hearth doesn't need any additional venting or a flue. So it can more seamlessly merge your indoor and outdoor living space -- whatever your design -- while requiring less installation time than traditional gas fireplaces.

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