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Why You Should Consider a DaVinci Fireplace in 2020

DaVinci Fireplace with crushed glass media and black reflective liner

A little while ago, we published a blog post about three big perks that DaVinci Fireplaces offer homeowners who may have never before considered installing a fireplace in their more modern-styled homes.

Today we’re building off of that earlier article and looking at some of the key reasons why 2020 might just be the perfect time to add an exquisite DaVinci Fireplace to your home and life. Read on to discover DaVinci’s most significant benefits, which will make hunkering down at home this year much more appealing. In fact, you may not want to come out again after the current pandemic situation has passed! Continue reading Why You Should Consider a DaVinci Fireplace in 2020

Learn How to Get Grilling with Wood Chips

Burgers being grilled over wood chips and charcoal

If you’re an “old pro” at grilling, you may be wondering if you should also purchase a smoker to infuse your favorite meats, like brisket, pork roasts, and turkey, with that smoky flavor that makes barbeque so delicious. And while we offer some premium purpose-built smokers here at LanChester Grill & Hearth, we want to turn your attention to an alternative that may just be a little more versatile—grilling with wood chips!

A little while ago, we published an article about getting started with grilling, which focused on choosing your ideal grill setup, preferred fuel type, and more. In that post, we talked about influencing the flavor of your food through the use of wood chips or pellets for smoking meats and more, potentially on the grill you already own.

Today’s post offers a closer look at how to choose between some of the different types of wood chips available. We’ll also discuss wood pellet grills, as well, which allow you to use wood as your primary fuel source for grilling all the time. Continue reading Learn How to Get Grilling with Wood Chips

Our Favorite Lopi Gas Stoves You Should Check Out This Year

Stylish Lopi gas stove installed in lake house sitting room

It’s no secret that our gas and pellet wood stoves are some of our favorite products at LanChester Grill & Hearth. With both modern and traditional designs, a Lopi gas stove can bring warmth and style to any room in your home. But with LanChester having the largest selection of gas stoves in the Lancaster and West Chester, Pa. areas, how do you even begin to choose the right one for you?

Luckily, when you’re looking for on-demand heat, our team of experts will gladly help you make the right decision. We’ll ask you questions about room size, function, and your current utilities to make the most informed gas stove choice for you. Learn about some of our favorite Lopi gas stoves in today’s blog post! Continue reading Our Favorite Lopi Gas Stoves You Should Check Out This Year

What You Need to Know Before Choosing Outdoor Lighting

Tempest torch gas outdoor lighting lanterns

Depending on where you live, outdoor lighting may not be something on the top of your homeowner radar. But if you live anywhere near Lancaster, Pa. and are on the outskirts of the city, you know that having outdoor light fixtures can be a big help.

While outdoor lights are great for safety and security, that doesn’t mean they have to be boring to look at. At LanChester Grill & Hearth, we want to help make your outdoor space an oasis any time of day with our gas light options. In today’s post, we’ll go over a few lighting options and help you decide what’s right for you. Continue reading What You Need to Know Before Choosing Outdoor Lighting

Fireplace Mantel Ideas You’ll Love

A pellet stove burning wood pellets.

You love your fireplace for the cozy warmth that it brings to your home on cold winter nights, but when was the last time you thought about your fireplace’s facade or mantel and how it can also be a focal point in your decorating scheme?

No matter the overall style of your home – from traditional 1800s farmhouse to mid-century ranch to contemporary suburban family home – there’s a mantel design that will look great. Whether you prefer to highlight artwork, enjoy displaying collections, or appreciate a more minimalist look, your mantel can complement your fireplace, the room it’s in, or your entire home.

Check out some of our favorite ideas here, and also be sure to take a look at a few of our recently completed fireplace projects for even more inspiration! Continue reading Fireplace Mantel Ideas You’ll Love

Comparing Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves: Which is Best for Heating Your Home?

A pellet stove burning wood pellets

Nothing says “autumn” like the crunch of leaves, the crispness in the air, the smell of homemade baked goods, and for homeowners, switching on the heating. Whether you use a furnace, wood stoves, pellet stoves, radiators, forced air, or any other variation of heating, you may not be using the most efficient type for your home.

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, you’re going to want to heat your home as easily (and cheaply) as possible. LanChester Grill & Hearth has the best selection of gas, pellet, and wood stoves in the Lancaster and West Chester, Pa. areas. With a large selection of name brands, we want to take the time to go over some of the benefits of our favorite heating option—wood stoves and pellet stoves! Continue reading Comparing Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves: Which is Best for Heating Your Home?

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas to Get You Started

outdoor kitchen at night

Chapter 5 — Outdoor Kitchen Guide

Over the last few months, we’ve covered several blog topics to help you get your outdoor kitchen started the right way. From choosing kitchen appliances to establishing your kitchen zones, you should now have almost everything you need. Even though summer is winding down and you may not want to begin building your outdoor kitchen yet, now is the perfect time to start the brainstorming process.

At LanChester Grill & Hearth, our goal is to make this as easy as possible for you and guide you every step of the way. In this final chapter of our outdoor kitchen guide, we provide you with a few visual examples of outdoor kitchen designs that will really jump-start creativity. Continue reading Outdoor Kitchen Ideas to Get You Started

Choosing the Right Materials for Your Outdoor Kitchen

outdoor stonework on patio

Chapter 4 — Outdoor Kitchen Guide

Kitchen placement? Check. Kitchen zones? Check. Outdoor kitchen appliances? Double check. By now, you should be just about ready (or finished!) with your outdoor kitchen design plans. The only thing left to do is the fun part of designing your entertainment area—choosing the materials!

Over the last few chapters in our Outdoor Kitchen Guide series, we’ve walked through several elements and steps that it takes to create an outdoor kitchen. If you’ve been following along, all of the major aspects of your open air kitchen should be just about complete. The final stages of the design process are typically the most enjoyable, but it’s easy to forget that your outdoor kitchen is not the same as your indoor one. That’s why, in this chapter, we’re reviewing a few common materials and whether or not they’re appropriate for your new outdoor entertaining areas.

Continue reading Choosing the Right Materials for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Selecting Your Outdoor Kitchen Appliances

Poolside outdoor kitchen

Chapter 3 — Outdoor Kitchen Guide

An outdoor kitchen layout can range from a simple grill and countertop setup, to an elaborate kitchen with multiple cooking zones and outdoor refrigeration. If you’ve read through the first two chapters in our ultimate outdoor kitchen guide, you already know how much planning goes into designing your outdoor kitchen space. Now that you have the general layout figured out, it’s time to decide on what appliances you’ll want to install.

In this chapter of our LanChester Grill & Hearth Outdoor Kitchen Guide, we’re highlighting a variety of appliances that we commonly see featured in outdoor kitchens. Continue reading Selecting Your Outdoor Kitchen Appliances