Contemporary Electric Fireplaces

Fireplaces have come a long way over the centuries, beginning with the original wood-burning variety that could heat entire homes and more than a few castles!

With the advent of natural gas as an economical home fuel source in our part of the world, gas fireplaces became just as decorative as they are practical.  Encompassing a wide variety of sizes and designs, these gas fireplaces can also generate significant heat when needed, without the hassle of stocking, chopping and hauling wood.  You may also remember the odd-looking little electric-heater style units in the corner of Granny’s basement “rumpus” room!

Well…are you ready for the latest electric fireplace as a cool fashion statement?  One example we have installed in an upscale contemporary style home is the Dynasty LED Wall-Mount, sold in Calgary by Hearth & Home Fireplaces.  Based in Richmond B.C. (, Dynasty manufactures numerous models that simply mount on a finished wall with plug-in below and no ventilation required.  Features include high, low or no heat, stylized LED flame and optional LED background light, pebble or log bed and remote control for heat, flame and lighting.

These fireplaces are easy to install and operate and are very well priced. Check them out for your next renovation or new home project, and check us out at

Upscale Semi-Detached Infill Homes – Look us up in Altadore!

Channel Custom Builders is nearing completion of a dramatic pair of semi-detached homes in the popular southwest community of Altadore.  Featuring contemporary architectural styling, high-end detailing, energy efficiencies and a fabulous inner-city location, these unique homes offer superior space planning over four levels, topped off by lofts with large balconies.

With 2531 sq. ft. (North Unit B) and 2845 sq. ft. (South Unit A) over 4 levels, these spacious homes’ major features include amazing kitchens, large windows, glass stairwells, 9’ ceilings (main& lower levels), 2 balconies and 4 bathrooms per Unit, stone rear-yard patios and 2 car garages.  You will want to arrange for your personal guided tour by contacting our listing agent, Dave Cousins at Re/Max First, 403 278-2900.