Recent Posts by ortalheat

Interior Design Styles: Modern

Of all the different styles that have surfaced over the centuries, Modern is perhaps the single biggest influence on today’s approaches to interior design. From its inception in the early years of the 20th century, it caused a seismic shift in design theory, discarding old ideas about decorative beauty and replacing them with an emphasis on pure functionality.

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How Workspace Design Affects Mood, Stress Levels, and Productivity

The average person spends around half of their waking life at work. Considering the sheer number of hours most of us spend at work each week, workplace atmosphere matters—a lot.

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How the ADA Impacts Interior Designers: Challenges and Opportunities

It’s hard to imagine a time when there were almost no accommodations for people with disabilities—in public spaces, homes, or transportation. Yet, many disabled people can still vividly remember the challenges of trying to get around and work in a world designed exclusively for the able-bodied people.

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Rebuild or Renovate? 5 Questions to Help You Decide

If you’re considering buying a fixer upper or your existing home needs a serious makeover, deciding whether to remodel or rebuild can be an agonizing decision. Which option—renovating or rebuilding—is more cost-effective is also a hotly debated topic among contractors, architects, and real estate pros.

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HGTV’s Hit Series “Property Brothers“

 Ortal is thrilled to have been featured in a recently aired episode of the ever-popular “Property Brothers” franchise. In the episode (Season 7, Episode 14), which aired on October 17 at 9:00pm EST, twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott once again worked their magic, transforming a family’s dated log-cabin interior into a polished modern abode.

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Why Choose Ortal’s Line of Energy-Efficient Luxury Fireplaces for Your Next Project

At Ortal, we know your priority is providing your clients with value at every turn—whether you’re an interior designer, an architect, or a builder.

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These 4 Eye-Catching Upgrades Can Help Boost Your Home’s Value

How to increase property value when you’re planning renovations for a home is a big consideration—you want to know which upgrades will bring you the best return on your investment. This is true whether you’re a homeowner trying to reduce your energy footprint or a real estate guru trying to maximize profits on your next deal.

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Why Builders Prefer Ortal: The Most Efficient Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces

For more than 30 years Ortal has helped pave the way in modern gas fireplace design and elevate the interior design of countless homes, luxury hotels and spas, upscale restaurants, and other establishments across North America and around the world.

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How Ortal Paves the Way with Luxury Home Interior Projects

Ortal has long been recognized as a global innovator of modern fireplace design. Our engineers and designers have been hard at work for more than 30 years refining the cutting-edge technology and sleek design elements that make Ortal fireplaces the preferred choice among architects, builders, and interior designers for luxury home interior projects.

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6 Family-Friendly Activities Around the Fireplace

Winter is upon us, and that means more time indoors bundled up in your favorite blanket with a hot drink. What better time than a cold fall or winter day to gather around a warm fire and enjoy some family time?

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