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Gas Fireplace Safety Goes Mainstream in 2015

If your fireplace heats with gas, get a barrier for that hot glass
Gas Fireplace Safety Goes Mainstream in 2015

At the beginning of the year, new glass-fronted fireplaces and heaters must have a protective barrier if their glass doors heat up to more than 172 degrees. With surfaces often reaching 500 degrees and more, […]

Tuesday Links to Love: Earth Day 2014

Here is what we’re reading, liking, and following this week…
Save Money by Saving Energy
In honor of Earth Day our links are all ways to help you live a greener lifestyle…

1. In honor of Earth Day 2014, WatzzOn and the Earth Day Network have put together some tips to save you money, energy, and help protect […]

Fireplace Remodel on a Historic Colorado Home

Custom Fireplace Doors with a Story
Situated in the Upper Bear Creek Valley in Evergreen, Colorado, and built into the side of a cliff the sprawling historic home of Jay and Corinne has been seen a lot in it’s 87 years. An iconic home to the area, Ironhaus was recently asked to build a fireplace door worthy of the homes history, […]

High Tech Home Gadgets, Elegant Gardening

High-Tech Home Gadgets
If you do any sort of activity from running, cycling, fishing or just taking the car out for a spin on unexplored back roads you probably have a few gadgets that allow you to measure your hear rate, allow you to see how fast you’re moving and where exactly you’re going. Here are […]

Planning and Building Our Dream Kitchen

Your Ultimate Kitchen Design Guide is Here

A recent survey conducted by Houzz suggests that designing and building our dream kitchen is more popular than ever.  In their Renovation in America report, which summarizes data collected from more than 100,000 respondents, kitchen and bathroom projects top the list of planned renovations.

A kitchen remodel is no easy undertaking. For […]

Questions to ask before you hire an Architect or Designer

Planning on Hiring an Architect or Designer?
Hiring an Architect or Designer most likely will turn into a long term relationship. Here are some questions to ask before you hire an Architect or Designer.

According to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) these are things you should discuss with your potential future architect.

When you hire a professional […]

Design Trends for Outdoor Spaces

Good Things for your Backyard
If you’re looking to do something more than drag your grill out from the shed to the backyard, put up a few folding chairs and a table, then it’s time to think about a backyard remodel. Creating an outdoor space that puts style, fun and functionality into your blah backyard is top of mind right now […]

Friday Favorites: A Curated Collection of American Handmade Goods

The Reemergence of the Artisan

Today it’s about all things artisan. It’s a subject that is close to our hearts here at Ironhaus, and very literally it is the heart of our business model from the products we design to how they are made, how we reach our customer and the relationships we build with our customers […]

Tuesday Links to Love: Architecture, Nate Berkus, and the Art of the BBQ

Here is what we’re reading, liking, and following this week…

1. Shigeru Ban Wins Architecture’s Top Award
Co.Design visited with the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate, the Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, renowned for his humanitarian work and inventive use of recycled materials. Read the full story at Fast Company.

2. A Sneak Peek Inside Nate Berkus’ L.A. Home via Rue […]

Industrial Style

What is Industrial Style Design?
Industrial style isn’t new, in fact it’s been around since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution as a matter of course as the way manufacturing plants were designed in order to maximize space and productivity.

Later, as those old industrial plants were being abandoned, urbanites took over these spaces. With a keen eye for […]