What do we think of when we hear the word “fire­place”? Maybe a warm plaid blan­ket and a cup of fra­grant hot tea. Or about peace of mind and relax­ation with the warm­ing crack­le of fire­wood in a bright flame… About the purring of a fluffy cat, lazi­ly look­ing at the sparks danc­ing in the hearth, about a leisure­ly con­fi­den­tial con­ver­sa­tion of two peo­ple who love each oth­er on an autumn evening… There is noth­ing more sooth­ing in the world than con­tem­plat­ing a tamed, domes­tic fire. And only a fire­place is able to cre­ate such a unique atmos­phere of com­fort in the house.

Difficulties of chimney business

Installing a fire­place is not as easy as it seems at first glance. The loca­tion of the future hearth should be tak­en into account imme­di­ate­ly, from the very begin­ning of design­ing a new house. Only spe­cial­ists with high build­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions can build a reli­able and high-qual­i­ty fire­place, and such a lux­u­ri­ous inte­ri­or detail costs a lot today. The loca­tion of the chim­ney in the room plays a key role in the selec­tion of a place for a fire­place, because the effi­cien­cy of smoke removal depends on it. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, liv­ing in the urban jun­gle is incom­pat­i­ble with the dream of a fire­place, because you can install a real fire­place only in your own home. How­ev­er, mod­ern tech­nolo­gies for sim­u­lat­ing a flame can come to the aid of res­i­dents of city apart­ments.

What is better than an electric fireplace?

To date, the best alter­na­tive to a real fire­place is an elec­tric type fire­place, which can be eas­i­ly placed in any room: in an apart­ment, in a coun­try house, and even in an office. Such a fire­place does not involve any par­tic­u­lar dif­fi­cul­ties in instal­la­tion, does not require a spe­cial­ly equipped place and is more mobile, because if nec­es­sary it can be rearranged from one place to anoth­er. The only con­di­tion for such manip­u­la­tions with space will be only a suf­fi­cient length of the pow­er cord.

Electric fireplace with live flame effect

What is an electric fireplace made of?

Elec­tric type fire­places usu­al­ly include two basic ele­ments: an elec­tric fur­nace and a fram­ing frame called a por­tal. Due to the lack of real fire, elec­tric fire­places are con­sid­ered safer. In addi­tion, they can be used at any time of the year. Often they are used with­out a heat­ing func­tion — as an exquis­ite dec­o­ra­tive ele­ment. There are plen­ty of options for plac­ing elec­tric fire­places in the room, and by turn­ing on your imag­i­na­tion, you can give the elec­tric fire­place an exter­nal vari­ety. Mod­ern mod­els are rep­re­sent­ed by the widest design range: from wood­en and even stone, adapt­ed to clas­sic antiq­ui­ty, to ultra-mod­ern in the pop­u­lar hi-tech style.

Mod­ern elec­tric fire­places are designed in such a way that even with pro­longed oper­a­tion in the flame sim­u­la­tion mode and heat­ing, their body remains cold or slight­ly warms up. This fea­ture made it pos­si­ble to sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand the range of mate­ri­als from which hearth frames are made today. For exam­ple, if you decide to install a fire­place on the floor against a wall, it would be more appro­pri­ate to make a por­tal from expen­sive wood or stone mate­ri­als that give the prod­uct a more fun­da­men­tal look. At the same time, some mod­els of elec­tric fire­places of the Hi-Tech series or mod­els with imi­ta­tion of live fire, locat­ed in nich­es, are best designed using mir­ror details — tiles, ther­mal glass or a plas­ter­board struc­ture styl­ized for a spe­cif­ic room. Reflec­tions and glare will give the prod­uct a feel­ing of weight­less light­ness.

Modern “miracle fireplaces”

Using an elec­tric fire­place is extreme­ly easy. Using the remote con­trol, you can adjust the inten­si­ty of the “fire” and the heat­ing pow­er, as well as turn the device on and off with­out leav­ing your favorite chair.

The cost of elec­tric fire­places is much low­er than real tra­di­tion­al hearths. At the same time, they are visu­al­ly indis­tin­guish­able from clas­sic wood-burn­ing fire­places. Today, elec­tric fire­places with the effect of a “live” flame are becom­ing extreme­ly pop­u­lar, because the illu­sion mas­ter­ful­ly cre­at­ed in them is in no way infe­ri­or to real fire. Dim­plex Opti-Myst elec­tric fire­places can boast of such an effect. It should also be not­ed Dim­plex Opti‑V fire­places with a won­der­ful com­bi­na­tion of visu­al and sound effects. Elec­tric fire­places of the Opti‑V series per­fect­ly imi­tate the crack­ling of burn­ing logs, and the built-in LEDs cre­ate absolute­ly real­is­tic sparks and can sim­u­late dif­fer­ent burn­ing inten­si­ties — from a bare­ly smol­der­ing fire to a blaz­ing hearth.

Electric fireplace in the interior

It is unlike­ly that an elec­tric fire­place in a house can leave any­one indif­fer­ent. Such a styl­ish acces­so­ry will not only bring a unique fla­vor to the house, but also cre­ate an island of hap­pi­ness, com­fort and warmth for all its inhab­i­tants. Today, the choice of mod­els is so wide and var­ied that allows the most demand­ing cus­tomers to eas­i­ly choose a prod­uct that ful­ly meets per­son­al pref­er­ences. A wide range of elec­tric fire­places that will com­ple­ment the inte­ri­or and fit per­fect­ly into the holis­tic style of the room are rep­re­sent­ed by many mod­ern man­u­fac­tur­ers, among which the Irish com­pa­ny Dim­plex is right­ful­ly con­sid­ered the leader.

Electric fireplace in the interior

You can also choose all the nec­es­sary acces­sories for your favorite mod­el in the same style: dec­o­ra­tive stands with nat­ur­al small fire­wood, spe­cial tongs, brush­es and pok­ers. Fire­places of impres­sive size can be dec­o­rat­ed with grand­fa­ther or man­tel clocks, fam­i­ly pho­tos in styl­ish frames, var­i­ous vas­es and fig­ures made of ceram­ics and porce­lain.

Wel­come guests always come to a warm, bright and cozy house. Let unhur­ried con­ver­sa­tions by the burn­ing fire­place give them a good mood and pleas­ant impres­sions.

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