Whether we like it or not, fall is here in full force across much of the country and that means winter is soon to follow. While many older homes are equipped with at least one fireplace, many newer homes, apartments and condominiums are left without these decorative and warming home accessories. Modern technology has a solution for homeowners and renters alike in need of some extra warmth this winter. By adding a wall mounted fireplace to any room, you not only warm up your space but you have a beautiful and stylish focal piece that is sure to draw attention, wherever you put it. Here are some of the benefits to installing a wall mounted fireplace in your residence.
- Space Saving Capability : Wall mounted fireplaces are ideal if you live in an apartment, condo or want to add a bit of warmth and panache to a smaller room. Compact, vent-less and super stylish, wall mounted fireplaces are perfect if you don’t have a lot of room to work with. Many styles of wall mounted fireplaces hang right on a wall, just like a piece of art and provide a room with both heat and atmosphere. Perfect for above a credenza in your dining room, the corner of your bedroom, or in your den, wall mounted fireplaces will keep you warm no matter how much room you have.
- Cleaner Burning Fuel : Most wall mounted fireplaces run on either electricity or cleaner burning gel fuel. Completely vent-less, wall mounted fireplaces don’t require a chimney of any kind. Whether you opt for a wall mounted heater with a virtual flame, powered by electricity or a fireplace that runs on gel fuel, rest assured, you will be breathing easier than you would be with a traditional wood burning fireplace. Gelled alcohol fuel burns clear and smoke-free and most cans of gel fuel can burn for between 2.5 and 3 hours long. Additionally, gel fuel fireplaces typically produce a heat output of about 3,000 B.T.U. per hour, which is comparable to most electric fireplaces.
- Focus of the Room : Fireplaces are essential mood-setters when we fall upon the colder months. Many people have fond childhood memories of sitting in front of the fireplace, playing board games and sipping hot chocolate. Wall mounted fireplaces can create new memories that will last you a lifetime. Easy to clean and maintain, wall mounted fireplaces can blend in with any and every decor. From a super sleek and modern stainless steel fireplace to a more rustic wood, copper or bronze fireplace, whatever your style, there is an wall mounted fireplace for you. What’s more, gel fuel fireplaces and many electric fireplaces have that quintessential, calming crackle of the flames that so many wintertime memories are made of.
Whether you are just looking for an additional heat source to keep you warm, an accent for your wall or a new way to create memories, the addition of a wall mounted fireplace is a great place to start.