Electric Fireplaces—Providing the Ambience of a Fire without the Expense
One of the most sought after features in a home is a fireplace. They add instant warmth and ambience to any style room. However, it can be difficult to find homes with a fireplace if you live in a high rise apartment or a small tract home, for example. But do not worry. With today’s free standing models it is now possible to add an electric fireplace to any room in your home without the hassle and expense of major construction.
But how do electric fireplaces work? To install you simply plug it into any standard 120v outlet in your home. You can choose to use the electric fireplace inserts that are available or burn gel fuel if it is a gel fireplace.
An electric fireplace heating unit can be turned on or off allowing you to monitor the amount of electricity used, thereby controlling your electrical expense. These fireplaces require no venting and meet all current indoor air quality requirements.
Electric fireplaces are available in many styles from the modern wall mount electric fireplace units to the very ornate Classic Flame Electric Fireplaces.
Most master bedrooms do not have the luxury of a fireplace even though this is the perfect spot for one. If you have a traditionally decorated master bedroom you may want to consider installing the Holbrook unit in Walnut by Dimplex Fireplaces. Placed where you can see the fire from the bed or in a sitting area of the bedroom is the ultimate in romance!
Many older homes from the Craftsman period have lovely wood trim and moldings throughout the house. A fireplace such as the Caprice white electric fireplace free standing unit offered by Dimplex will fit in perfectly with all the wood trim in your home.
The Devon Oak Electric Fireplace free standing unit with the built in bookshelves is perfect for a home office or den. The combination of books and a fire invite you to sit down with a cup of coffee or a loved one and enjoy the ambience. This unit would also work in a bedroom. Who doesn’t like to curl up in front of a fire with a good book?
Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who own a vacation home near the lake or at a ski resort. Adding a fireplace that resembles a wood burning stove would create the perfect focal point in your home.
Firesense offers several styles from the classic Stowe electric fireplace stove design with a matte black finish
to the Blue Ridge Electric Fireplace Stoves in a shiny black finish.
There is even a contemporary design found in the Metropolitan Fireplace Stove.
Smaller homes often have few walls that are not interrupted by a window or door. This makes it difficult to find a spot for a fireplace. Corner units are the perfect solution. They are available in many styles and finishes such as the Edinburgh gel fuel fireplace by Classic Flame. The subtle moldings and carvings would complement any interior.
The impressive Classic Flame Phoenix Corner Electric Fireplace will certainly add style and warmth to any room.
And if space is truly an issue, the Glendale Corner Ventless Gel Fuel Fireplace and TV Stand does double duty as a fireplace and television stand.
Contemporary or modern interiors are not left out. You can still enjoy the beauty of a fire through a wall hung unit that takes up no floor space and can be placed in any room. Consider placing one in your dining room or master bath for that extra touch. There are several to choose from by visiting MoreFirePlaces.com.
Next time the weatherman tells you a storm is coming, order your fireplace, plug it in when it arrives and you are ready to settle in for the winter or even a romantic evening.
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