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.
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.
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.