FAQ About Indoor Fireplaces
Nothing beats cozying up by a toasty fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter's day. That's because indoor fireplaces do an amazing job of adding warmth and ambience to any space. Want to give your home an alluring glow but not sure what to look for in an indoor fireplace? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions you may have.
What should I consider when buying an indoor fireplace?
Size and shape
Measure your area beforehand and figure out how much space you can devote to a fireplace. Freestanding fireplaces are perfect if your home has room to spare, while a wall mounted fireplace is ideal if space is limited. You'll also be able to choose from a variety of fireplace shapes including curved, rectangular, and square. If space is really an issue, consider a tabletop fireplace. These models are lightweight, compact, and make great centrepieces.
Many fireplaces function as chic art pieces, while others can be used as stands to showcase your TV. Some models also come equipped with shelving units so you can keep your books, DVDs, and entertainment consoles organized.
Many indoor fireplaces come with a remote so you can conveniently turn the flame on and off from a distance.
What fireplace styles can I choose from?
Traditional fireplaces feature timeless designs that never go out of fashion. They typically boast clean lines, curved details, and neutral tones to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Modern fireplaces usually incorporate a monochromatic colour scheme, low profile design, and simple lines to produce a minimalistic and sleek look.
Contemporary fireplaces are bold and trendy, making them great statement pieces. They reflect the designs that are popular today and encompass a flexible blend of styles.
What is the difference between electric and gel fuel?
Electric fireplaces generate heat via electricity and produce simulated flames or embers to give the fireplace a lifelike feel. These models are often easy to install (just plug and go) and don't require replacement items unless they break. Gel fuel fireplaces use canisters of fuel to generate real flames and heat. This type of fuel comes in concentrated gel form and is slowly burned to create a vibrant fire. Canisters are inserted at the bottom of the fireplace and need to be replaced when the gel fuel runs out.