Tuesday, 29 December 2015

An Electric Fireplace for your Home?

When I go away to our cottage I am always amazed at how long I can sit by a fire and just stare endlessly at it, sometimes it's aided by a good beverage and the sound of an acoustic guitar but sometimes it's just the dark sky and the crackling of the fire. It's definitely a feeling we tried to duplicate in our home but with our busy schedules there wasn't going to be any wood chopping or the expense of installing a permanent gas fireplace so we turned to the electric fireplace. Granted it's imitated and not duplicated but nevertheless I still find it very enjoyable.

So what options do you have when it comes to electric fireplaces for your home?  Dimplex has solved many issues from space saving solutions to realistic flames and smoke effects.  They have created a variety of designs around the electric inserts to help incorporate the fireplace into a variety of room settings.


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Wall-mounted Fireplaces

A wall-mounted fireplace can add depth and can be a focal point in any sized room. The wall-mount will keep your room warm while at the same time, not take up any floor space in a cramped room. The benefit of an electric fireplace, especially in rentals and apartments, is the ease of installation – simply plug it in and you’ll be feeling the wall-mount’s warmth in no time!  Hung like a picture or with a little more planning it can be installed flush into the wall.
   



Mantel Fireplaces

A free standing mantel fireplace can provide the beauty of a built in fireplace and not take up as much floor space. The best part, without the need for vents or gas hook ups, it can be moved easily so you can make it the focal point of the room or create an ambiance off to the side. The great thing it’ll sure provide just as much heat! They’ll blend seamlessly into a rooms décor as they are offered in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes, even corner options. 


 


Media Console Fireplaces

Another space saving option is to have the fireplace built right into the media console.  When the TV is on/off the fireplace adds a great coziness to the family room area.  Many options are available to fit all sizes of TVs and with cord management systems you can create a clean design for all your electronics.







Electric Stoves




For those with a more traditional desire there are some options in electric stoves. More suited for a small space these electric stoves are convenient in design with their size and you can easily move from room-to-room where the heat is needed most – all you need is a wall socket!  

Creating the realistic fire....

The manufacturers of electric fireplaces are always working on mimicking the real features of a fire. One of the latest technologies is called 'Opti-myst' by Dimplex. This is the most realistic technology I have seen. As the mist rises up through the plate, the light reflects against the water molecules creating a convincing illusion of flames and smoke. The Opti-Myst feature is available on free-standing pieces, an insert, or a wall-mount.  It's 100% safe with no emissions and cool flames.
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