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Great Room Design Elements
Most new homes are being designed with an open floor plan, which combines the cooking, dining and living areas to create a harmonious and efficient gathering place. At the heart of many of these designs is the great room. It is the place where the family spends time in the evening and on weekends playing board games, watching television, entertaining friends or just enjoying time together in front of a roaring fire.

The great room should be a comfortable space to spend time. It is not typically a formal room, so the decor is often casual and inviting. The focal point in
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Choosing The Right Fireplace
On a cold winter night there's nothing like gathering in front of a fire with family and friends. The warmth from a fireplace on a chilly day and the scent of burning wood adds a cozy ambiance to any size home. Fireplaces make great gathering spots and many families enjoy lounging around the fireplace in the evenings to talk or watch television together.

Almost all new house plans have at least one fireplace incorporated into their design to accommodate homeowners desire for the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace.
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Innovative Building Products

The Cerona® gas fireplace is surrounded by a patented FireBrick® material to give you the look of a real masonry hearth. With your choice of a 36" or 42 inch viewing area, this is Heat & Glo's® most efficient fireplace. Choose from a great selection of mantels, surrounds, fronts and finishes to create an elegant interior design.

Eldorado Stone® continues to introduce new stone profiles and colors so you can create an exceptionally beautiful and memorable living space. The architectural stone veneer is created using molds that are made from thousands of hand-selected natural stones to capture all of the nuances of texture, shape and color.

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Green Living Tips
There are many benefits to using stone veneer on your fireplace, walls and exterior. This particular type of natural stone has a unique beauty that is very appealing to the senses and it is extremely durable. It is unique in color and texture, which means that no two pieces are exactly alike.
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