The phrase “hearth and home” has survived, because it’s as true today as it ever was. A fireplace can warm the heart, as well as the room, and light up dark nights. It provides a central gathering point for family and friends on a cold Winter’s night. Some traditional fireplaces offer decorative mantels which can provide shelf space for decorative items to commemorate the seasons or holidays. More contemporary streamlined smokeless fireplaces can use bioethanol fuel, which is also odorless.