So much class and warmth are detailed in a pretty, well-thought-out fireplace, and it draws you in as soon as you enter the home. A home with a fireplace just feels like- home. You couldn’t be convinced otherwise.
Could this home be yours, even in these modern times where having a live fireplace might not fit into the design décor of your home?
Thankfully, the answer to that is YES; this could be your home!
Modern fireplaces can be built with all sorts of materials- ranging from brick, stone, ceramics, glass- and the greatest rave of the moment- the electric fireplace! With this kind of fireplace, you can carve out the atmosphere you desire for living your room.
There is no limit to how you can creatively position the electric fireplace, as you can easily fit your furniture around the fire; you could also place the fireplace in one corner of the living room, or have it fit into the wall if pressed for space. Whatever your needs, there is an electric fireplace suited perfectly for you, and if you look closely enough, you’ll hit jackpot.
Wondering why you should choose an electric fireplace over all other types? These benefits would convince you:
1. Drama free- No Fumes
Electric fireplaces produce magical effects. First, the fireplace features a cord that can be plugged into your regular wall outlet, and when you turn it on, you come face to face with what is the most realistic electric fireplace you’ve ever encountered; and better still, without the fumes and drama that accompanies a traditional fireplace!
Think about it; no real flames so you never have to worry about that. No gas being pumped into the unit, so you have no worries about the problems of gas or smoke coming into your home. With carefully sculpted logs of wood, you have the look and feel of a real fireplace, without dealing with a potential inhalation of toxic fumes. How sweet!
2. Less Money/Time Spent on Maintaining Your Fireplace; leading to a bright, clean-looking home
A major deterrent to having a fireplace for most people is the amount of money spent on maintaining it. Real wood has to be bought regularly, and as ash and fumes travel up your chimney, residues like soot are produced and deposited in your chimney.
This further leads to you spending hours cleaning your chimney (or paying someone else to do it), and then you have to clean the ash when the logs are burned. With an electric fireplace, this is certainly not so, and maintenance requirements are much cheaper/lower both in time and money. Just turn it on when you want, and turn it off when you’re ready to. Such an easy way to live!
3. Overhead Cost/Amount Spent on Purchase is Less, Allowing You Explore with It in Your Home
With the installation of a grand traditional fireplace, you might have to spend thousands of dollars. Perhaps this is why it was considered only fit for rich people. How about regular folks?
Electric fireplaces don’t make you spend so much money, and they are the more reasonable option to buy and install, at an initial cost of a mere fraction of the amount you’d have spent on a traditional fireplace. Talk about cost-effective options of giving your home a classy look without breaking the bank.
4. Energy Efficient Classiness
You don’t want your home to be generating more energy than you should be when you use your home’s heating system all the time. However, you can adequately save up on energy when you use an electric fireplace, and you do so with so much class.
This is an excellent means of supplemental heating for your home and since an electric fireplace actually uses less electricity than your home’s main heating system, you are lowering your energy bills. See? Smart yet classy!
5. Installing Your Electric Fireplace to Add Panache to Your Home
Depending on how you want your fireplace to fit into your living room, you can remodel your living room and perhaps knock down a wall or two- that’s if you were planning to remodel it before.
However, there are simple ways of installing your electric fireplace while still adding magic to how it looks. Even plugging it and leaving it against the wall adds aesthetic value to your home, and any intense installation would depend on the style of fireplace selected. You could even decide to utilize it as part of your entertainment center!
6. Choosing A Beautifully Designed Electric Fireplace
Each person has a style that suits them perfectly. If you’re looking to add a class without going overboard or aiming for a glowing look that dazzles everyone who steps into your home, there’s an electric fireplace for you, with lots and lots of options to choose from, as well as appropriate fireplace inserts.
7. An Electric Fireplace Can Help You Nurture Relationships
Fireplaces are traditionally known to naturally foster relationships as people gather around them. Spice up your family time, by having everyone gather around the fireplace as you down some glasses of wine with a beef roast, while you go round with each person telling stories to make everyone bond/laugh. Even this is classy.
8. Can Be Used All Year-Round
Electric fireplaces are the bomb because of their usability. All year round, your house can look classy without fail, unlike for traditional fireplaces which can only be used at certain periods of the year (and God bless you if there’s a burn restriction in your area!)
Fireplaces have been known to add a sense of coziness to homes since time immemorial. By using an electric fireplace, you are combining the effects of both traditional and modern living to create a truly superb experience for you and yours. Ready to step into a season of utter classiness? Get you an electric fireplace!