One of the things I have wanted to do since I moved in my fixer-upper house, is to get new gas logs for the fireplace. I can’t wait for that! I really like my rustic fireplace and knew that once I got settled in here, I wanted to add gas logs to it. It’s a fully functioning gas fireplace, but I really didn’t want the hassle of burning real wood, I’ve done that before and it’s a messy operation.
So, gas logs it is.
I recently got the opportunity to work with a company on this project and they are sponsoring it. I’ll be sharing their app and how I used it for this project, YP – Local Search & Gas Prices app. I downloaded the app and it was easy to find and install on my new iPhone. Do you have an iPhone yet? I just got mine last summer (after lots of hounding by my sister and niece, to get one already!) and they were right, it’s a big time saver for someone like me, who works at home, needs to check emails constantly and travels around fairly often. Everything I need is right on my phone now and it really does save me precious time. I love my iPhone!
The app is free and you can download it here, or you should be able to find it by doing a search in your App Store, if you have an iPhone (YP-Local Search and Gas Prices). That’s how I found it and it’s available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Palm mobile devices. Ratings, reviews, videos and even deals across 18 million+ businesses are also included in the app, making it easy to explore and select businesses that offer the products and services you need to make your home project a reality. For those of us doing home projects, you can find lots of home professionals, including gardeners, organizers, plumbers, contractors etc.
So, there are tons of apps you can download and I’m still getting familiar with how they all work, but so far so good. I found the app and downloaded it! Ready to go.
Once it was downloaded, I simply typed in fireplace stores to see what was in my area. I also got recommendations from one of my friends, who has used fireplace companies in the area before.
One of the ones she had recommended came up right away on the search. She had used the Fireplace Company on Canton Rd., not far away from my house at all, so I stopped in there to see what they had and to check prices. Even though they don’t have a lot of stars yet, I feel comfortable working with them from a personal friend’s recommendation.
I’ve got $500 to work with and that should be just about enough to do my project. Adding gas fire logs will be such a nice addition to my fireplace and even though I won’t be using it now, it will be ready for winter.
Bring it on!
I’ll be back with how I am going to decide which gas logs to go with and how they differ. There are vented gas logs and non-vented gas logs and I’ll be going with the vented variety. I’ll be back soon to share pics of the process with you and then show you my newly installed gas logs!
It’s going to be a cozy winter now!
How can YOU win $500 Visa giftcard for a project of your own?
Here’s more good news! One of you can win a fantastic giveaway with YP. All you have to do is download the app, share it on Twitter with a contractor you might pick for a project of your own, share @YP and the #YPFixIt hashtag, along with my Twitter handle @SouthernRhoda and at the end of this project, I’ll choose a winner and one of you will get to do a project of your own. I love when I can share these things with all of you! Leave a comment here if you’ve followed these directions to enter. I realize not all of you are on Twitter or have an iPhone, so sorry about that if you can’t enter this one. There will be other giveaways!
Hope you all have a Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow, we’ll be celebrating together as a family!
Disclosure: I was compensated with a giftcard to do this project.