What to do with an unused fireplace?

As you may have heard, Montreal adopted a by-law regarding solid-fuel-burning appliances (ie. fireplaces) this summer. Owners of such appliances have until December 22, 2015 to declare the device (you can do so here). The use of a fireplace during smog warnings is now prohibited. As of October 1, 2018, those devices not recognized by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) emitting less than 2.5g/hr of fine particles into the atmosphere are banned. 

So what to do with your fireplace? There are many ways to style fireplaces without burning wood. 


Storage (old chest, shelves)

Farmhouse Living Room by Chris Snook
Contemporary Kids by Lien Luu Ltd.

Reading materials (stacks of books, magazines)

Eclectic Living Room by The Room Illuminated

Sculptures and art

Antlers make a statement displayed in this off-season fireplace



Fresh blooms accent this off-season fireplace


Candles (real or battery-powered)

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