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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3 Things to Consider When Transitioning to an Open-Office Design

The maze of cubicles and impenetrable executive suites that once defined office spaces are in precipitous decline. Inspired by Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook, companies everywhere are embracing offices with open floor plans. In fact, as of 2014, around 70 percent of offices had already made the transition to an open office plan or taken steps in that direction, by lowering or eliminating partitions, for example, according to the International Facility Management Association.

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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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Which Features Do Americans Want in Their Dream Home? Hint: A Fireplace Is on the List

Homes.com set out to uncover what Americans want in a dream home by conducting a survey. They asked 2,000 people to envision their dream home. Across the board, fireplaces were a top priority for people of all ages.

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5 Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas for Your Traditional Hearth

A traditional fireplace mantel not only has a warm and inviting design; it also serves as a place to showcase treasures.

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