How to Make Your Living Room the Coziest Spot with an Elegant Electric Fireplace?
If you are planning on including a fireplace as a part of your living room remodel, why not consider a safe, clean electric fireplace for the project?
Thanks to modern technology, realistic electric fireplace heaters can provide all the charm and coziness of wood burning fireplaces – only without the downside of smoke, sparks, woodpiles, and hauling out ashes.
Electric fireplaces have a lot going for them. First of all, they are designed to conform to electrical codes and can be set virtually anywhere in your living room… as long as they are away from flammable materials, of course! Unlike gas fireplaces, they require no outside venting – only a source of 120-volt 15-amp power.
Many electric fireplace models can also be controlled by wall-mounted thermostats or a hand-held remote. Another feature is flame-controlling technology that can adjust the flame effect, height, and speed. You have a choice of flame effects ranging from finely detailed wood logs to crystalline glass in clear or color options.
Who would have thought that fireplaces can be customized to your heart’s intent?
Choosing a Design
Buyers can now choose fireplace designs to fit virtually every type of installation and match any living room décor. Broadly classified, these include fireplace inserts, floor-mounted models, corner mounted, wall-mounted, and electric stove fireplaces. Let’s take a look at what each of these offers!
If your home already has one or more fireplaces, but you are tired of the work involved with their use, you are the perfect candidate for a fireplace heater insert. Simply close off the chimneys to keep warm air from slipping away, then install and connect realistic electric fireplace inserts. Fireplace heater inserts can be trimmed with your existing mantle and are also available with mantels in several designs. In addition, you can use them with a drywall installation – bringing the wall to the edge of the unit. Certain models are available with optional decorative doors as well.
Floor Mounted Electric Fireplaces
If you do not have an existing fireplace, but like their effect, you are one of the many fireplace traditionalists. For you, the perfect choice will be a floor mounted fireplace heater with decorative woodwork finishes and a mantle upon which you can place photos, the heirloom clock, or other family memorabilia. With their realistic “burning logs” or optional crystals, these floor mounted fireplaces produce the same welcome heat as their wood-burning forefathers. Decorative doors are another optional feature.
Corner Mounted Fireplace Heaters
Many Colonial Era homes gave the full works to corner fireplaces, and this design feature is still prevalent in modern homes. As with inserts and floor models, corner mounted designs range from traditional to contemporary… but no matter which one you go for, you will be offered an elegant source of heat and coziness for your living room.
Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplaces
If floor space presents a problem, the solution can be found in a wall-mounted electric fireplace. These types of fireplaces are, as their name implies, mounted on the wall – and that’s why they are a popular addition to small homes. A peculiar advantage of wall-mounted electric fireplace heaters is that because they are placed above the floor, they are safer – especially if you children and pets in your home. They project no more than 6 inches from the wall, have a glimmering ember bed, and produce a realistic flame effect. A win on all counts!
Electric Stove Heaters
Many people can recall the days when the heat was provided by cast iron wood – or coal-burning stoves – that’s exclusively used in remote cabins today. These folks tend to favor electric stove heaters that replicate the cast iron finishes and is in glass or mica windows of yesteryear but are fabricated of rugged composites. Realistic flames are created by a patented 3-D process that can be selected without creating heat if the atmosphere is all you want. Because these electric stove fireplace heaters are free-standing, they have an automatic shut off if accidentally tipped.
Electric fireplace heaters add coziness to your living room and value to your home. They are also an excellent way to reduce the costs of a central heating system. With these units, you heat only the room(s) that you frequently use while setting back the thermostat elsewhere in the house. Before you start looking at a fireplace for living room, however, you need to opt for the right vendor; you need to shop smart!
Look for vendors that specialize in electric fireplace, offer only top of the line quality and back their offerings with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Don’t forget to ask questions, particularly about the heat output of the unit you are considering based on the room in which it will be placed. Do they offer a price match guarantee? What payment options do you have? When will it be shipped? Who do you contact if you have questions or need customer service? If you are satisfied with the answers, you are ready to make the purchase. And with the right purchase, you will enjoy the benefits of your fireplace for years to come.
Add that warm ambiance to your living room with Electric Fireplaces from Elegant Fireside.
Elegant Fireside and Patio is Plano’s premier fireplace and patio equipment dealer that specializes in contemporary form and design, as well as custom builds. With the largest inventory of electric fireplaces on display anywhere in North Texas, we can surely find a unit that is right for you.
Come by our showroom and check out the fastest growing segment of the hearth industry today!