Remodeler: Brenda Warren

Company: Cut No Slak Construction, Salida, Colo.

Product: Fireplace Xtrordinair, by Travis Industries.

There's nothing like a fireplace to up the cozy factor in any home. Owning a construction business in Colorado means that Brenda Warren installs a lot of them. Her favorite is the Fireplace Xtrordinair by Travis Industries. “They have a really nice appeal for the Colorado home or any mountain or rustic home,” she says, thanks to the variety of optional face designs available.

But its good looks are only part of the attraction. “The aesthetics are very important,” Warren says, “but it also has to work. These units have a BTU rating that's out of this world — 55,000 BTUs.” That means that the Fireplace Xtrordinair has the capability to heat an entire home. (Check local codes before installing.)

Homeowners can opt for a wood-burning, gas, or propane unit in more than a dozen different face styles.

Homeowner response to the units has been phenomenal. “We don't have any unhappy clients with it,” Warren says. “They love it.”

courtesy Travis Industries

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