Back with an update on my gas log project!
I really am not an expert on gas logs and had no idea how to choose, but the folks at The Fireplace Store in Marietta were great about explaining the options to me. Since my fireplace is fully functioning and can burn real wood and it has a gas starter, I have a vented fireplace already. The options when choosing gas logs are vented or unvented varieties. The vented logs are a little less expensive, but the unvented ones create more heat. My logs are mostly going to be used for ambiance in the cold winter months, so I opted for vented which won’t let off much heat, but will be fine for my purpose.
I can’t wait to get them installed.
I looked at all the different shapes and kinds of gas logs available and decided on the budget variety, the Post Oak Classics.
After measuring inside my fireplace box, he told me I needed the 24” set, so I bought them and set up an installation date, which will be next week.
Here’s my set all lit up and looking pretty. I really couldn’t see a lot of difference between this set and the others that were pricier and so I opted for the less expensive ones. I really think I’ll be very happy with them.
Here are a few more options, the Split Oak Designer Plus.
These are a little more rustic and charred. Isn’t it fun how realistic these gas logs are? What I really love are the charred embers that are scattered around too to really make them look authentic.
The Royal English Oak Designer series is getting a little pricier.
Here’s how they look.
And the American Oak set.
Look like this.
Overall, I really think I’ll love my Post Oak Classic set a lot. With my $500 giftcard, I only had a slight bit to pay on my gas log set, which included the installation cost of $125. I can’t wait to get them in and show you the process!
Disclosure: I’m partnering in this project with YP and I received a giftcard to spend.
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.
Don’t miss the giveway on this project too! One of YOU can win a $500 giftcard for a project of your own. Please see my first post for all the details on how to sign up and win! Don’t forget to use @YP and the #YPFixIt hashtag, along with my Twitter handle @SouthernRhoda when you Tweet about this giveaway!