October brings with it a welcome change in temperature as the heat kicks into full gear and we start preparing for Summer. As you pack away heavy blankets and coats and swap out hot chocolate for refreshing cool drinks, you might be wondering what to do with your fireplace.
After all, you won’t be using it to generate warmth and it won’t be the centre of entertainment in the evenings when friends and family come and socialise. If you’re concerned about only getting use out of your Jetmaster Heat & Glo fireplace for just one or two seasons a year, here’s how you can make the most of your fireplace in the summer as well.
The first thing you can do if you have a wood-burning open Jetmaster fire is to redecorate your living room so that your fireplace is no longer the central attraction point when people enter. It’s a great way to visually signify a change in seasons, as you can add one or two decorative updates at the same time in different styles and colours. You could even conceal your fireplace altogether by placing furniture in front of it. Come Christmas time, you can utilise your fireplace decoratively by placing your tree next to it, to really capture the warmth and spirit of sitting by the fire at Christmas time.
The second thing that you could do is to fill your fireplace with decorative logs that won’t be lit up. This is easy to do as unlike actual wood for burning, you can pick any wood logs that you find aesthetically pleasing. The sky’s the limit when it comes to deciding how you’ll colour these logs, and the painting itself makes for a great family activity that everyone can participate in. Many people also pick a selection of their favourite scented flowers and use their empty fireplaces to highlight vases and floral arrangements. The easiest way to decoratively make the most of your Jetmaster firebox when it is not being used is to remove the log pan, and utilise the empty fireplace as you choose to.
If you’re short on space and have a few wood-burning logs left over from winter, you can also use your fireplace to store wood for another season in a place that’s secure and dry.
With a little creativity and practical thinking, you can transform any Jetmaster Heat & Glo fireplace into a functional area of your home, no matter what season it is. This way you’ll get just as many compliments on your summer fireplace as you do on your winter one.
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