Friday, April 27th, 2018
Wood storage is not only convenient, it can also double as a work of art. This new trend of storing wood indoors can be paired with wood and gas fireplaces. You have many options when it comes to indoor wood storage including: custom-designed and built storage units, pre-made stand-alone structures, or cleverly storing wood in an already existing area of your home. Just be sure before you store the wood indoors that it is already split and properly seasoned to avoid pests in your home. (Read more about seasoning your wood in our Wood Burning Fireplace Care blog.)
You can build a structure into your hearth design before the fireplace is installed that will hold your split, seasoned fire wood. This design allows the wood storage to, not only look planned, but look natural in your design. This type of indoor wood storage ensures that the firewood will never be in the way and will still bring you the smell of the forest into your home whether you are burning or not.
Pre-made structures are easy to find online or even at home improvement stores. These wood-storing units are convenient in that they can be completely removed from the room if desired and don’t impede on any existing or desired design of the space. However, if you are more of a DIY-kind-of-person, you can always create your own wood storage unit!
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If you didn’t plan wood storage into your current designs and don’t like the look of a free-standing wood storage unit, many things around your home currently can be used to store wood that you may not even realize. The bottom shelves on a current book shelf, a storage bench, or an ottoman can all be used to store your seasoned fire wood. You can also look around your home for any unused nook and cranny spaces. Sometimes the least expected use of space can be a smart storage area and add that log cabin feel many look for.
Whether you have a gas or wood fireplace, fire wood in your home can add an outdoor element that is rapidly trending. Not only is it convenient for a wood fireplace, fire wood storage in your home also doubles as works of art that cannot be recreated by any traditional means. And different wood can add different elements; try birch for a warm winter feel or pine to create a woodsy aroma. Consider this new trend for your home and your Acucraft fireplace!
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
New Google Headquarters
You don’t need to search the internet to know what Google is. The newest headquarters, recently opened in Boulder, CO, employs over 800 people and intends to expand to include 330,000 square feet. By employing some of the most brilliant minds, Google is able to remain the most popular search engine for years to come. But only if these genius minds are kept active. Companies are now incorporating more features and amenities to keep their hard-working employees happy, comfortable, and excited to come to work.
The entire Boulder campus has been designed to mirror the outside environment: rolling hills, natural forests, and of course the tallest mountains. The campus includes an ever-changing rock climbing area that gets replaced with a new course each month, a retro camper set in a faux campground to be used as a unique meeting room, and a fireplace styled in the fashion of the Colorado C on the state flag is the centerpiece of a workspace. The Google Headquarters fireplace was designed and custom built by Acucraft.
Google Headquarters Fireplace
The Google Headquarters fireplace was designed after reviewing inspiration drawings from Swinerton Builders. Swinerton desired a unique fire feature that created a thriving yet relaxing thinking environment that all could gather around. After collaborating with our Fireplace Advisors and Designers, we created the idea for the Circular4: a circular fireplace feature with 360° views, safe-to-touch glass, and the tallest flames on the market. The Circular4 is now available for residential and commercial spaces and is ready to be built for you and your space as well!
Our Circular Fireplaces are different than anything seen before. The design evokes curiosity. The flames bring up feelings of intensity and passion. This combination makes our Circular Fireplaces ideal for office lobbies, distinguishing hotels, and luxury residential homes. These certified fireplaces come with a 48” x 47” unobstructed viewing area that Google employees can enjoy from any angle!
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Fire outside can change everything. For centuries, we have been gathering with friends and family outside around fire. But what if you want to bring your outdoor game to the next level? Or just create the ideal oasis for yourself and your family? An outdoor fire feature in your outside living space can add the right touch to bring your space from comfortable to a sanctuary escape! With simple installation, natural gas and propane fuel selections, and many different options, you can create a personal paradise right in your own backyard!
An outdoor burner is the easiest way to add an amazing focal point to your outdoor space. Simply place the burner into your own combustible enclosure, hook up the fuel line, and add your desired media! With many different styles and sizes, you can create your own unique fire feature by combining different burners together. All outdoor burners come standard with our Bulletproof Ignition System, which ensure the burners will light no matter what the weather conditions hold. Circle the burners around your patio or pool for the ultimate relaxation zone.
Fire Tables are free-standing, fully-built enclosures complete with burners. Still with different styles, sizes and flame height options, fire tables are ideal for those seeking an outdoor focal point that is multi-purposed. Acucraft’s fire tables are large enough to be used as proper tables; the sides of the tables stay cool enough to have drinks placed on them without the drinks changing temperature. Fire tables can be made with different finishing options, media, and optional windscreen. You can create the ultimate fire table to mirror your taste and fulfill your needs!
Custom Outdoor Fireplaces are free-standing or built into enclosures and naturally create a gathering space for friends and family. Our outdoor fireplaces are designed and built completely with you in mind. Custom outdoor fireplaces are a way to create something that is truly unique; something that will shock, inspire, and strike awe in all who get the opportunity to see it! Unlimited customization options give you the opportunity to make your dreams a reality. You will work with your personal Fireplace Advisor and Designer to discover what can bring your outdoor area to the next level!
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