Remodel or upgrade your existing fireplace

Refresh Your Home with a New Fireplace, Stove or Insert During Your Remodel

Fireplaces are appliances, and like any other appliance in your home – they require updating. 

New advances in technology, safety, and performance are key reasons to update, in addition to modern designs and styles to better match your home.

At The Kernel Burner, we are here to answer all your fireplace update questions to make your remodel project go smoothly. Don’t search the internet for answers – come to us and get professional advice you can trust. Let us help make your remodel project Pinterest perfect!

Shown: Heat & Glo Escape Gas Fireplace Insert

Upgrade Your Wood-burning Fireplace Into a Beautiful, Warm and Easy-to-use Gas Fireplace Insert

Don’t just put fake logs or candles into your wood fireplace. Install a gas insert and transform your fireplace into the focal point of your room, and a working fireplace you’ll actually use. This upgrade is an affordable, effective solution that can be easily done (no major remodel required).


  • Fits inside your existing wood-burning fireplace opening
  • Uses natural gas or propane
  • Has beautiful real flames and realistic logs
  • Easy to operate with remote control or wall switch
  • Keeps warm air in and cold air out
  • Costs between $3,500 and $6,500 fully installed*

Choose your gas insert from our best-selling brands:

Revamp your dated, drafty wood fireplace by installing a gas fireplace insert. Transform your fireplace into something you will use every day.

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Request our guide to gas inserts

Updating vs. Replacing Your Old Gas Fireplace

Older gas fireplaces are typically removed and replaced with a new gas fireplace. Occasionally, cosmetic updates can be made to an existing gas fireplace (such as painting brass and adding new media/rocks), but only if the fireplace is in good working condition. For gas fireplaces more than 10-15 years old, we recommend a tear out and replacement rather than cosmetic short-tern fixes.

Shown: Heat & Glo SL7 Gas Fireplace

Gas Fireplaces

Gas fireplaces were introduced in the early 1990’s, and quickly became the indoor fireplace of choice because of their ease of use and efficiency. If your home was built in the 90’s or 2000’s, chances are it has an older gas fireplace installed.

You’ll be surprised at all the modern advancements in today’s gas fireplaces. Many brands now offer Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled controls, allowing you to remotely use and monitor your fireplace.

Choose your new gas fireplace from our best-selling brands:

Complete Your Remodel with a New Stove

If you’re a stove owner, you may be wondering what’s new and why should I replace my existing unit? We’ve seen some exciting advancements in controls, features, burn times and fuel efficiencies in all types of stoves. Check out the changes you can enjoy when you complete your remodel with a new stove from The Kernel Burner.


Advancements in pellet stoves make hoppers easier to fill and temperatures easier to control digitally. With long burn times and easy maintenance, pellet is an awesome choice to warm your home or cabin. Just fill the hopper and enjoy!

Our best-selling wood pellet stove brands are:


Update your wood stove and experience more efficient burn than ever before. EPA 2020 regulations require wood stoves to be more efficient and environmentally friendly than ever before. 

Our best-selling wood stove brands are:


New gas stoves offer a beautiful, convenient, freestanding heat source that delivers warmth without the hassle of restocking fuel. 

Available with standing pilots to ensure heat even without electricity. 

Our best-selling gas stove brands are:

We Partner with Builders & Remodelers

Our passion is to bring warmth to your home. The Kernel Burner is a family-owned business that puts our customers first and truly cares about their happiness with your new fireplace, stove or insert. Let us help make your house a home with a cozy new fire feature that brings the whole family together.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Based on 94 reviews
Mandi Auch
Mandi Auch
Great customer service and explanation of what we were looking for and purchased.
Michael Berry
Michael Berry
First class service ! Top brands and knowledgeable staff.
Clint Garcia
Clint Garcia
Alan was very informative guy great people and awsome stoves for sure can't wait to test our new pellet stove out!!!!
kris mcskulin
kris mcskulin
They are very nice
victor neff
victor neff
I bought my Harman pellet stove about 4 years ago. I never owned a pellet stove before and the staff was very helpful in helping with my needs. I wasn't pressured to buy a bigger or more expensive stove than I needed. After picking up my stove they were very helpful with my questions on installing it myself. Their pellets burn very clean with very low ash. I would highly recommend them. Vic
Dennis Diehl
Dennis Diehl
Excellent customer service always, answered my question and got the right part to fix my pellet stove.
Chuck Bell
Chuck Bell
Always courteous and helpful, parts are delivered on time and correct..awesome group of people to work with!
Dennis Lewis
Dennis Lewis
Employees are always friendly and pleasant to talk with. The pellets are the best that I have tried in the 5+ years I’ve been burning them.
James Merlone
James Merlone
Best pellets in our immediate area. Always dry, in stock all but two times (during the plan-demic), minimal ash and loaded with a 🙂!
Dennis Fuller
Dennis Fuller
Friendly, knowledgeable people. Reasonable prices. Great selection of top quality stoves.

Visit The Kernel Burner

See live working models of fireplaces, inserts, stoves and grills on display in our decorative showroom. Or stop by to pick up your pellet order during business hours.

6171 Tittabawassee Saginaw, MI 48603

Showroom Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: Closed