Electric fireplace tips
Hectic lifestyles give us little time for old-fashioned luxuries like sitting around in your armchair in front of a real fire. But hey, we’ve more than made up for that with an electric fireplace. It’s much more conducive to today’s busy lifestyle without the hassles of having to light a real fire and deal with the ensuing mess. We now have aesthetic electric fireplaces that look so authentic. Try these tips and advice if you’re thinking about getting an electric fireplace.
- First of all, see where you can place the electric fireplace. If you already have a fireplace, it can go inside the insert. Some may need to be wall mounted and you’ll need to find a place to do that. But the best part is that you can place them anywhere you want and they’re great for small apartments and condos.
- An electric fireplace mantel will look both decorative and also be a useful asset. Some of them have directional control, i.e., you can adjust the flow of warm air throughout the room or just to your feet. Some have thermostats for exact room temperature control and timers to shut down.
- Electric fireplace mantels have a decorative framework that goes round the fireplace. Some have designs and intricate carvings that extend all the way up to the ceiling. Depending on the décor of your home, you can go in for different looks for your electric fireplace mantel too. Wooden ones for the country look, metal ones for the modern look and the rugged, ethnic one can be fashioned out of wood and steel.
Putting in an electric fireplace saves on a lot of chores and is easy to maintain. There are various decorative options to suit your décor and budget.