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Improve, don't move!
Forget moving house! More homeowners are choosing to ‘stay put’ and enhance their homes instead, and the team from MAD Design USA, home of heating and furniture/accessories brands EcoSmart Fire, Heatscope Heaters and BLINDE Design, say now’s the perfect time for a revamp.
The outdoor dining pivot
The biggest trend in dining out is dining outdoors! And while a casual, relaxed ambiance and great people watching have long attracted customers to dining and drinking alfresco, the pandemic has them preferring venues with plenty of fresh air more than ever.
Home improvements surge during pandemic
Across the globe, the sound of power tools, dozers, excavators and lawnmowers are being heard more than ever. The reason? Home renovations have boomed during the pandemic.
In contrast to the open-plan living, the broken-plan trend simply involves dividing up bigger rooms to create more versatile, smaller, interconnected spaces.
The iconic modular sofas
It was a staple piece of furniture in the 1970s and now, after years of being ignored in favour of more compact, statement sofas, the iconic modular (sectional) sofa is making a comeback!
Why everyone loves concrete furniture
In recent years the concrete trend (also referred to as the cement trend) has become a major interior décor craze – not to mention investment.
The essential guide to ethanol fireplaces
Want to know why they’re so popular? Here we provide an overview of ethanol fireplaces.
10 top reasons to buy a fire table
Love a fire pit but also want one that doubles as a table? Well it’s lucky that fire pit design has evolved majorly over the years! Enter the Fire Pit Table.
Top 5 fireplace trends for 2022
As we look beyond the sense of restriction and isolation that has plagued the world during 2020 and 2021, we can see fireplace design trends rebel against these feelings of melancholy.
All you need to know about Flex
Beyond warmth and ambiance, Flex Series creates a luxurious focal point, adds character and interest to the room, and helps define layouts and use of space.
The lowdown on radiant heating
Radiant heaters (also known as electric infrared radiant heaters) are increasingly in demand as householders and hospitality/commercial operators seek an effective and energy-efficient heating solution.
Energy-efficient heating solutions
To prevent high energy bills, it’s important we keep our homes as energy efficient as possible – and reduce our carbon footprint.
Electric fireplaces vs wood fireplaces
With more consumers shying away from traditional wood-burning fireplaces and choosing more effective, energy-efficient heating solutions, the vent-free electric fireplace is an ideal alternative.
The 7 best outdoor living trends
2020 was definitely the ‘year of the garden’, with the trend continuing into 2021 and showing no signs of slowing.
The essential guide to fire pits
We’re enjoying and investing in our backyards and the outdoor spaces of our homes more than ever before. We’re also embracing the outdoor fireplace trend – and fire pits are helping rekindle the spark!
Convert wood and gas fireplaces
Nearly every home of the earlier eras has a non-working fireplace but everyone aspires for them to be working again, whether for ambience or to warm up a room.
Outdoor living trends
The outdoor living trend continues to grow (accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic), with more US homeowners now more aware of their outdoor spaces.
Modular sofa trends
Modular sofas are on-trend! And MAD Design USA has risen to the challenge with its new range of Blinde Design sectional sofas that combine modern styling, robust construction, and comfortable, high-performance fabric – ideal for indoor and outdoor use.
Vacation rentals with outdoor spaces
Summer vacations are here! And with the continuing trend of “pod travel”, it’s not surprising that vacation rentals with outdoor spaces are in higher demand.
4 ways to customize your fireplace
Design a custom firebox, flame to flame, take it off the wall, forego the firebox. Custom designs take the fireplace to the next level.
How to choose your finish
We offer a range of finishes and colors to complement your decor. Learn how to pair our finishes with your setting.
Must know about EcoSmart Fire
Ventless and smoke-free, renewable resource, cost less than propane, specialised trade support, multiple sizes. Things you need to know about EcoSmart Fire.