According to the World Happiness Report, Danes are the most content people on the planet. Even though they get roughly the same lack of daylight as we do in Canada, plus snow, rain and cold in the winter, they know how to feel good on the inside, whatever it’s doing outside. Part of the secret to their happiness is that they know how to get joy out of some of the simple things in life. And for this, they have a special word, hygge, pronounced hoo-gah, “which means both comfort and conviviality”.

Imagine sitting in front of the fireplace with a warm drink in hand, while captivated by conversation with close friends or family. This is what the Danes mean by hygge. Fortunately, you don’t have to live in Denmark to put comfort and conviviality in your home because Ark at Home has a fantastic array of fireplaces to give you that same feeling.

“We work with everyone from building contractors to homeowners to help them select just the right fireplace for the home based on style, function and budget,” said Garth White, Owner of Ark at Home. “We then expertly install the fireplaces, inserts or freestanding wood stoves, and witness the transformation this makes in a room, as it warms up the space.”

Curl up by a cozy fire.

A fireplace makes a house, townhouse or condo feel like a home, completing a traditional living room, cozy Great Room, or romantic bedroom. As such, the options are endless.

For those preferring wood-burning fireplaces, environmentally-friendly fireplace inserts are available. If the convenience of pressing a button on a remote is more appealing, [email protected] offers a wide selection of clean, efficient gas fireplaces with styles that range from traditional to ultra-modern and chic. There is something to fit every person’s taste and décor, including rustic-feeling freestanding wood-burning stoves and gas stoves to provide both function and style as they heat your home. If you don’t see something you like, Ark at Home will work with you to customize a fireplace, so you get exactly what you want.

Does your home need more hygge?

By working with the home comfort experts at [email protected], you can choose the look and the size that is just right for your home and your budget. Come see the many options at our showroom, 1950 Government St. in Victoria, send us an email, or give us a call at 250-386-7643.