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The Top 5 Reasons to Choose an Amanti Electric Fireplace for Your Home

Winter is upon on us and there is nothing more comfortable than curling up around a cozy fireplace with loved ones to celebrate the holidays. In the past, this meant someone was regulated to firewood duty and regardless of who got the job of going out into the cold to grab more wood to fuel the fire, there was still the problem of smoke and suit making its way into everyone's clothing. Nobody likes smelling like smoke and until recently, there was little hope for furniture and drapes located in the same room as your fireplace.

Amantii 26" Fire & Ice Series Electric Fireplace With White Glass Surround

Amantii 26" Fire & Ice Series Electric Fireplace With White Glass Surround

Amantii electric fireplaces eliminate these concerns and allow you to enjoy soothing ambient heat with relaxing flame effects without destroying your clothes or furniture. Electric fireplaces have come a long way since their inception and today’s wall hanging models provide homeowners with unmatched flexibility as well far less maintenance when compared to traditional fireplaces.

While a simple internet search may pull up hundreds of different electric fireplace providers, it is important to remember that all brands are not created equally and many consumers have been duped into buying subpar electric fireplaces that provide inadequate heating as well as non-realistic looking flame effects.  

A wall hanging electric fireplace like the Amantii Panorama TRU-VIEW – 3 Sided Electric Fireplace, can make a bold statement of elegance that is sure to capture the imagination of any guests who happen upon its presence. Totally versatile, this stunning fireplace has four installation options: 3 sides open, left side open, right side open ot both sides "closed". It is important to consider where you want to place your unit in order to allow for the desired effects needed to improve your décor's functionality.  

There are endless reasons to go with an Amantii electric fireplace as your next selection. Below are just a few of the main reasons why you should consider going electric with your next fireplace purchase.

Amantii 72" Slim Indoor or Outdoor Electric Fireplace

Amantii 72" Slim Indoor or Outdoor Electric Fireplace

Ease of Installation

Amantii electric fireplaces are by far one of the easiest fire feature options you can add to your home. They do not require access to gas lines and ventilation ducts.  This saves you big time on installation. This has also caused a homeowner trend to form of converting traditional fireplaces into clean electric options. The conversion is simple and in most cases, the majority of the process is removing your traditional fireplace equipment.

CAD Designer

Amantii is an industry leader when it comes to electric fireplaces and their years of experience are evident in the additional features provided by their company.  Amantii offers a free CAD download plugin that can assist in working out your fireplace's layout including manufacturer specific detailed information.  This is a huge advantage over the competition and it is exactly this type of innovative thinking that keeps Amantii one step ahead of the competition.

Added Flexibility

Due to the ease of installation and the fact that Amantii electric fireplaces do not require additional exhaust ventilation, you can place your new fire feature almost anywhere. This gives you the flexibility you need to transform unused living space into a vibrant community area. An electric fireplace naturally attracts your guests and sparks their interests from the moment it comes into view.

Portability

Depending on the size of the fireplace you desire, you will be pleased to know that many units are portable by nature. You can easily bring them with you to enjoy regardless of your scenario. This makes Armantii fireplace ideal for people who own multiple homes but do not wish to purchase multiple fire features.  

Cost Savings

Electric fireplaces are significantly less expensive than traditional or even gas options because they do not need any special installation. Gas is also very expensive and during the winter months, the price has been known to spike in regions that experience harsh winter weather. This can make a gas alternative very costly to a homeowner.  

A traditional fireplace may be inexpensive to keep lit if you live in a wooded area but there is the cost of maintaining your firewood. This is a timely process that can involve serious physical labor. This is another reason that people are shying away from traditional fireplaces in favor of these more convenient options.

Amantii Panorama TRU-VIEW – 3 Sided Electric Fireplace

Amantii Panorama TRU-VIEW – 3 Sided Electric Fireplace

More Design Options to Choose From

Amantii has long been the industry leader in terms of design options and there is sure to be fire feature to fit your particular needs. There are a wide variety of styles and sizes to choose from and all of their units provide excellent supplemental heat.  

Bed Options

Armantii provides you with a wide selection of fire bed options to choose from including lava rock and crystals.  Customize your bed stones to fit your homes décor.  You can even use matching rocks and surrounding flowers to give your fireplace an amazing daytime appeal as well.

No Heat Required

Electric fireplaces are the only alternative for those looking to enjoy the soothing effects of a flame without the heat provided by traditional fireplaces. An electric fireplace gives you the option to turn the heating element off while you still enjoy the flame features. This adds to your ability to enjoy your fire feature year around and it is just one more reason why so many homeowners have chosen to switch to electric fireplaces.

Go With The Best

Amantii has been recognized for their excellent contribution to the marketplace.  This innovative firm has contributed both in their designs and added functionality of their units. These innovations have helped to shape the current fireplace trends and going into the next year, there is ever growing momentum driving the push towards electric fireplaces over traditional units.  

As more consumers learn the benefit provided by this style of fire feature, there will be a continued push by homeowners to become a part of this cost saving home improvement revolution. Amantii is at the forefront of this transformation and through a combination of excellent customer service and unmatched quality; this firm continues to lead the market towards new and never before seen innovations.

  • Catherine Sibi

Things to Consider When Converting a Traditional Fireplace to a Ventless Fireplace

You have probably heard by now that the installation of a ventless fireplace can eliminate the smog and soot that your traditional fireplace produces. Ventless fireplaces are much easier to manage.

First thing’s first, though. If you want to make this change, you’ll have to start be closing up that old fireplace.

Bloc 67 Ounce Ethanol Burner

Bloc 67 Ounce Ethanol Burner

 

Making the Conversion

If you’ve got a wood-burning fireplace in your home that you just don’t want to deal with anymore, consider turning it into a ventless fireplace. Ventless fireplaces are much easier to manage. You don’t have to mess with bulky fuel, no need to deal with soot or ash, and there isn’t any smoke!

This is actually a fairly easy process, though it’s going to take a little time and a few materials. You’ll first want to climb onto your roof to inspect your chimney for decay or loose brick. If there are signs of either of these, you should consider calling a professional to have it inspected and cleaned out.

Once you’re ready to seal it up, you’ll need to remove your chimney cap, then measure the size of the opening. Cut a piece of sheet metal to the size of your chimney opening, then use it to cover the opening, sealing it with some rubber caulking. Be sure not to make it airtight, as this can cause moisture to build up in the house. This plate’s main purpose is to keep rain from coming into the chimney when it’s not in use.

After that’s done, put the chimney cap back on and head inside the house. Close the fireplace damper and measure the opening of the chimney directly below the damper. Using those measurements, cut a piece of sturdy foam insulation and place it inside with more rubber caulking. Since you’ll be using the fireplace, just with a different type of fuel, you’ll want to consider using either a fireproof insulation or adding fireproof material between the flame and the insulation.

 

Choosing the Right Product

There are so many options out there for a quality ventless fireplace experience. Without running gas lines and such, there are three types of fireplaces which will work for what you’ve got planned: electric, gel fuel and ethanol. Each have their advantages and disadvantages and finding the right one for you may take a little bit of searching so let’s take a look at a few. 

 

Electric

Electric fireplaces work like an electric heater without looking like one. The Real Flame Electric Firebox, for instance, is designed to be placed into a wall. Inside it are fake logs illuminated by LED lights. This particular unit has a remote control and an adjustable thermostat. I have one much like this and it’s easy to forget it’s not a real fire.

If you’re missing the look of smoke, you might consider the Dimplex 600 mm Opti-Myst Cassette Fireplace Insert. This unit actually uses a combination of lights and water vapor to simulate smoke, something I’ve never seen before.

 

Gel

Since there isn’t a real fire, electric isn’t for everyone. Gel is one option, as seen with the Real Flame Gel 18” Log Set. This would be one of the easiest ways to get a fire back into your fireplace without having to deal with old fireplace issues. Not only does it include realistic logs to give you that fireplace feel, it burns using gel fuel, which comes in easy-to-use canisters. In this way, setup is simple, and you get a real fire without a whole lot of trouble.

 

Ethanol

There is no unit easier to install than bio ethanol fireplace. Ethanol is made from renewable resources and due to its clean burning nature, there are no hazardous chemical by-products produced. This means that you will no longer get stained drapes or smell like burning wood once you convert to a bio ethanol fireplace.

Bio ethanol fireplaces come in a wide variety of designs with most being portable. Some of the most versatile ethanol burning fireplaces are inserts, such as the EB2100 - Ignis Ethanol Fireplace Burner Insert. This can be easily placed into a converted fireplace and has very little mess or maintenance. It simply is what it is.

If you’re looking for something a little more flashy, you might consider the Eco-Feu 1.5 L Insert. This would also fit well into any fireplace, but has a bit more style to it with its curved, black top. This particular one can also be used outside, should you so desire. It also has an adjustable burner, allowing you to set the flame height to your preference.

Another option that’s a little different, but will still work to replace a fireplace, is the Ignis EBG1400 Ethanol Fireplace Grate. While similar to the previous inserts, this device has a more rugged style. It holds three liters of ethanol, which can result in anywhere from nine to 15 hours of burn time.

If this were a project I was doing myself, I would almost certainly end up with the Design Table Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Insert. This fireplace is the best of all worlds, in my opinion. It is designed to fit snugly into an old fireplace while still being able to maintain it without any fuss. The front glass panel is designed to be easily removed to allow for easy cleaning and refueling of the fireplace. It also has an adjustable flame so I can have the fire exactly how I like it. Its design even allows for putting fake logs in to really help give it that fireplace feel.

Bio-Blaze Bloc 169 Ounce Ethanol Burner

Bio-Blaze Bloc 169 Ounce Ethanol Burner

Non-Permanent

Another great thing about bio ethanol fireplaces is that they are not permanent with many owners using their bio ethanol fireplaces during the spring and summer months.  Saving the winter month for wood burning options

Do Your Homework

Be sure to measure your fireplace to see what size bio ethanol unit to consider.  A 1.5 liter burner can produce around 6000 BTU.  This is a decent amount of supplemental heat and units do exist with up to 4 of these burners built in giving you 24000 BTU.  You don't want to get to big of a unit for your fireplace size as it may cause damage.

Safety First

When done correctly, sealing up a fireplace and installing a ventless solution is an excellent way to keep the rustic feel of a wood-burning fireplace with having to deal with all the fuss and muss. Getting rid of the wood pile is a lifesaver and not having to deal with the ash and smoke put off by a fire is just healthier. You may end up missing the comforting crackle and pop which accompanies a wood fire, but I can guarantee you won’t miss all the chopping and cleaning you had to deal with before.

Elegance and Style at an Affordable Price

You may not be keen on chopping firewood but still desire the relaxing effects of a real fireplace.  Bio ethanol fireplaces give you this feel without causing you to put your winter boots on and chop logs in the snow.  This is just one of the many reasons why people are falling in love with the bio ethanol concept.

Ethanol Fireplace Conversion - A Smart Option

Once you consider the advantages and ease in which one can convert to the clean burning alternative ethanol, there is little reason to postpone the decision.  Say goodbye to smog covered furniture and stained drapes.  Bio ethanol is the clear winner out of the fireplace options.  Go green and do your part to make a brighter tomorrow through the incorporation of a bio ethanol fireplace.

  • Catherine Sibi

Recessed Fireplaces - Everything You Need to Know

Homeowners around the globe are touting the advantages of recessed fireplaces.  These unique conversation starters can heat up your living space and add the perfect amount of elegance to your home.  While there is a wide variety of fireplaces to choose from few offer the ease of installation found in bio ethanol recessed fireplace units.

These hanging fireplaces burn green so they do not produce harmful byproducts such as smoke or soot and they can be installed almost anywhere.  Traditional fireplaces are large, clunky, and not a realistic option for renters seeking to add a fire feature to their home.  The homeowner can spend thousands of dollars adding a fireplace and chimney to their home or they can go with a recessed bio ethanol unit that will provide them with a real flame and heat for a fraction of the cost.  

This is also a great way to add the ultimate conversation piece to your home.  The elegant and modern design of most recessed fireplaces is sure to spark interests in the minds of your guests. A great example would be is the Lata Bio Ethanol Wall Mount or Recessed Fireplace. It looks really expensive and produce real fire and heat as well.

Lata Bio Ethanol Wall Mount or Recessed Fireplace

Lata Bio Ethanol Wall Mount or Recessed Fireplace 

Bio-Ethanol Recessed Fireplace Option

Due to the ease of installation and modern designs, there are a plethora of different fireplace styles to pick from.  This means you can get the perfect fit for your living space without having to fork out thousands of dollars.  If you are looking for an extremely high-end unit for your home, you still have that option a well.

More Finishes

Recessed fireplaces can come in hundreds of different finish styles ranging from stainless steel to faux wood.  Whatever type of recessed fireplace you are looking for, there is sure to be  finish to fit your desires.  These unique fire features give homeowners the perfect way to express themselves through functional art.

BTUs

While recessed fireplaces are designed to provide supplemental heat only, they are still capable of producing allot of BTUs.  Units with multiple burners can give you the best results as a 1.5-liter burner can produce around 6000 BTU.  This means a 4 burner recessed fireplace unit will deliver 24000 BTU in heating performance.

Maximum Bio Ethanol Wall Mount Recessed Fireplace

Maximum Bio Ethanol Wall Mount Recessed Fireplace

Real Flames

The internet has become filled with LED fireplace options that produce lighting effects rather than actual flame.  While these units to provide additional functionality, the fact that they use artificial flame and heat can be a real downer to someone looking for a real fire and heat in their living space.  LED hanging fireplace options can look gimmicky and depending on your decor, you are sure to get the most from a real flame feature such as a bio ethanol recessed fireplace.

Ventless Options

Since bio ethanol burns clean this eliminates the need for exhaust vents.  This also means that you can enjoy real fire-generated heat in compact and tight spaces.  This is part of the reason that bio ethanol fireplaces have become a hit with apartment owners around the world.

Maintenance Free

Other than changing the bio ethanol fuel cans out once they are done, there is little to no maintenance required when owning these units.  This is a stark difference from traditional fireplaces that require multiple cleanings and wipe downs to prevent the buildup of soot.

Tokio Recessed Ventless Ethanol Fireplace

Tokio Recessed Ventless Ethanol Fireplace

Cost Effective

In terms of fire feature options, no other type of fireplace can give you real flames at a cheaper installation cost.  Gas powered units require lines to run and traditional fireplaces can cost thousand to install.  A recessed fireplace can be placed on your wall and mounted flush.  Other than the initial cost of mounting, only buying new fuel canisters remains for the recessed fireplace owner.

Multiple Settings

Bio ethanol fireplaces give you more control over the flames than traditional fireplaces. Simply adjust your burner settings to get the flame you desire.  This is the easiest way to get custom sized flame features into your home without running expensive gas lines. 

Recessed Fireplaces - A Great New Look

Few décor items give your room the personality found in a recessed fireplace.  These unique flame producing décor items can keep you comfortable and feel relaxed all year around.  Take your time and consider your overall décor prior to deciding on the style of the recessed fireplace to get and you will enjoy years of clean heating and great conversations with friends over the gentle glow of a real fire.

  • Catherine Sibi

The Versatility of an Ethanol Burner Insert

“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.” Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, has more experience than most when it comes to engineering new ideas and solutions to old problems. His memorable quote reminds even those of us that are simple at-home DIYers that a little creativity can result in some pretty fantastic and attractive home décor options if we’re willing to explore some of the newest technology commercially available. Why stop at simply wowing your visitors with a unique creation, especially when it comes to something as entrancing as tamed fire? Burner inserts boast a wide variety of styles, and when combined with ethanol biofuel, you can take full advantage of their unique simplicity of use and maintenance.

What is an ethanol fireplace burner insert, and what are these benefits? An ethanol burner insert is a commercially available product intended for both retrofitting and new construction projects, intended to replace or augment an existing fireplace. In the past few years, more and more styles and imaginative approaches have been developed, expanding the breadth of available pieces to include table-top and wall-hanging options as well. What ethanol biofuel offers is immeasurable ease of use. Each and every burner insert or free-standing piece is completely smoke and soot free, devoid of any toxic gasses or emissions, and requires absolutely zero ash cleanup. No chimneys or vents required. The only byproduct of this green, environmentally friendly fuel when it burns are beautiful crisp flames, heat, and a bit of water vapor. What can we do with all this awesomeness packed into one little place?

 

Convert an Existing Fireplace

Let’s start with an easy one: do you already have an existing fireplace? How often do you use it? If you’re anything like me, you get sick and tired of all the extra work that goes into preparing for a relaxing evening in front of the fire. With how hectic and busy the day can get, why not optimize your relaxation as much as your day? Put away the tinder, split wood, lighter fluid, matches, and poker. Cleaning out your fireplace will take a little work, but trust me, it’ll be very, very worth it.

It’ll get messy, so wear old clothes and lay out sheets to protect nearby furniture and carpet. If it’s been a while since you’ve used your fireplace, keep in mind that birds might have nested in there, so do what you can to avoid knocking their nests down into your house while brushing things loose. Start by cleaning the firebox itself: shovel out old ash, sweep up what else you can, then go to town on those beautiful bricks with a wire brush first (to loosen the soot), then a scrub brush with a water/baking soda solution to tease out the stains. If you notice a funky smell, it’s likely leftover creosote. Just take a water/baking soda paste and apply to any stubborn build-up.

Now it’s time to choose. The Bio Blaze Bloc 23½ Inch Biofuel Burner is a low profile, high efficiency ethanol fireplace insert for existing fireplaces, sleek and sexy in high quality stainless steel. It holds a total of 3.5 liters of bio-ethanol liquid fuel (never substitute!) and can burn for a max of about five hours, more than enough time to get deep into that new bestseller you’ve been craving lately. While burning, this burner can put out almost 12,000 BTUs, so it isn’t for small spaces. If you decide to shut down a little earlier, it comes with a snuffer tool that will allow you to preserve the leftover fuel for next time. Fill, light, enjoy. Snuff, enjoy later. All of a sudden, the idea of sitting in front of the fire doesn’t seem so far off!

Looking for something even bigger and more impressive? The EB4800 model Ethanol Fireplace Burner Insert is a whopping 48 7/8" long, so if you’ve got a larger fireplace going to waste and not serving it’s entertainment purpose, it’s time to resurrect that beautiful feature. The EB4800 holds 15 liters and can burn for thirteen hours on a single fill, putting out around 23,000 BTUs, making it perfect for large gathering spaces and community areas.

Smaller, more intimate options have no shortage on sass and style, so if you’re looking to retrofit a more private space in a smaller home or apartment, Eco-Feu’s 1.5 L Insert provides a lower level of heat for no lost attitude. The design also works extremely well for table-top usage, so you can use it in your fireplace for solo nights in, or move it to the dining room table for entertaining, as long as it’s set on a nonflammable surface. With its 1.5 liter capacity, it will burn for three to four hours.

 

Convert a Coffee or Dining Table

While this option will take a little work, it’ll have a great impression on your visitors when you touch off the eco-friendly flames with the touch of a lighter. How you’ll go about this will greatly depend on the table you want to convert, so it’s hard for me to give specifics. Know going into it that you’ll need to ensure that the edges of the insert hole are shored up enough, because that’s where the insert will be resting its weight, and that the surfaces around it should be fireproof, to prevent accidents. Tile, stone, brick, and steel are going to be among the best options for surface material. You can also convert an existing firepit table with one of the many bio-ethanol inserts as well.

The Insert Table Bio-Ethanol Fireplace is made for this project specifically, and comes with four safety glass pieces to ensure that your guests won’t accidentally swing too wide and you won’t end up needing to clean charred food bits out of the burner after dinner. Because it is made to sit flush, you’ll see the sleek steel, glass, and natural, beautiful flames. Coming with two tank options, 1 or 2 liters, this insert will stay lit for about three or 6 hours, respectively.

Also keep in mind that there are many great choices for table-top options as well, if you want something with great visual impact. The Eco-Feu 1.5 L Insert mentioned before is a great choice, among others like the Chantico Line A-05 Bioethanol Fireplace Insert. An elegant powder-coated black steel and tempered safety glass design makes for a stunning centerpiece for a dining table or coffee table. This one features a 1.8 liter tank, allowing it to burn for about three to five hours.

New Contemporary Fireplace Mantels

Big or small, compact or sprawling, fireplaces continue to serve as a central feature in many homes as they have to hundreds of years. Designs are as varied as art itself, allowing this planet’s many fireplaces to be as much of a visual statement as the flames they contain. As technology progresses and improves our living experiences, safety measures and similar concerns have also grown to keep up with an increasingly complicated world. As a homeowner or renter, you are able to enjoy a fireplace without having to sacrifice a wall or the safety of your children or pets, and with the newest releases in contemporary fireplaces, you get the sleekest, cleanest styles available on the market today.

If you’re searching for the perfect electric fireplace with mantel, you’re going to be surprised just how many options there are out there, and their benefits will surprise you. Convenience is key here. No major installation projects will interrupt your living space because electric fireplaces don’t require a chimney, as they emit no harmful emissions or particulates like toxic gasses or soot. Use is as easy as flicking a switch and requires no clean up of ash or leftover wood, as you will find with a traditional fireplace. You don’t even have to bother with refueling the burner, as bioethanol fireplaces require. Requiring nothing more than an outlet and someone to enjoy them, these fireplaces offer both comfort and warmth at the fraction of cost and effort that other pieces do, while still offering the fashionable contemporary style of a mantelpiece.

 

Dimplex Linwood Electric Fireplace

When it comes to depth and realistic effect, Dimplex patented technology combines the visual of dancing flames and carefully crafted logs that glow from within thanks to LED glow lighting, creating a comforting, believable experience that is not only enjoyable, but safe. Because there are no actual flames involved, the glass front remains constantly cool, so wandering hands or inquisitive paws have no chance for burning injuries. This fireplace will become your favorite household feature year-round. Because the heat and the visual are separated, you can have the comforting glow of the fireplace flames dancing across the room without the heat. Make no mistake, when you do want the heat, it’s ready and raring to go, as the Dimplex Linwood Electric Fireplace features a powerful fan-forced heater (with thermostat control) that promises to delightfully heat a 400 square feet room with little effort.

Now that I’ve sung the praises of the Linwood’s functionality, it’s time to talk about its style. If the touchably organic texture of wood is your bliss, then you can’t afford to miss the Linwood Electric Fireplace. Embodying the beauty of dark wood in strong lines and beautiful texture, this electric fireplace with manel won’t eat up an extreme amount of space. The black metal bridges the difference between the beautiful wood and the living appearance of flame. At 65.5”W x 11”D x 50”H, there’s more than enough to create an attractive focal point for whatever room you choose. The design is deep enough to provide plenty of space for curios and accent art, so if you’re especially space-conscious, you won’t be losing a large portion. If you are a renter or temporary resident, because there’s no installation, you can easily take your fireplace with you. Your space is precious, and deserves the utmost in style, and the Linwood delivers on all counts.

 

Hughes Electric Fireplace & Colton Ventless Electric Fireplace

It’s not often that I’m so completely torn between two designs, but between the Hughes Electric Fireplace and the Colton Ventless Electric Fireplace, I can’t make up my mind as to which one I like more. Both designs feature the same solid lines, eye-catching bevels, and powerfully accentuating black surround, providing a clean, beautiful focal point for any contemporary home. These fireplaces can really, truly settle into any interior design environment and look fantastic while still offering practical service. Both the Hughes and the Colton feature a powerful 1400-watt heater that can comfortably pump out over 4700 BTUs in an hour, with remote-controller thermostat and timer options. As with all electric and ventless fireplaces, you don’t have to worry about ash, soot, or toxic emissions. Put them out of your mind, for they are no concern any longer.

So what’s the difference between these two pieces? Oh, this is the fun part. When I said that the Hughes and Colton fireplaces could fit into any environment, I wasn’t joking. The Colton comes in both rich, earthy dark walnut wood veneer finish and a clean, clear white for those that want the stand-out contrast, while the Hughes offers the same beautiful design in a stony, subtly weathered antique grey and a lively, bright vintage black maple. The Colton is slightly larger and heavier at 48.25"L x 11.125" W x 40"H and 107 lbs., while the Hughes slightly space conscious but no less impressive 42"L x 11" W x 35"H and 88 lbs. With enough space for photos and display items, you’re eschewing the complicated maintenance of a traditional fireplace for a beautifully simple electric, ventless fireplace with mantel.

 

Dimplex Contemporary Convertible II Fireplace

When I first saw the word ‘convertible’ in reference to a fireplace, I have to admit, I thought of an Autobot from one of the Transformers movies. Luckily, the Dimplex Contemporary Convertible II Fireplace is far more timeless than a singular pop culture reference, and provides a unique versatility that many electric fireplaces simply don’t have. The smart, clean lines can be set flush against the wall, or with the corner framework, tuck in neatly to an unused corner, and utilize the maximum space available without losing the comfort and convenience of a ventless electric fireplace. Now here’s where this fireplace really shines: the logs are carved from real wood and mounted with patented LED glow and ember technology, matched up with a controllable brightness and flame speed, making the firebox presentation extremely lifelike. With the same remote controlled thermometer controls and always-cool glass protective cover, you’re getting the same 100% efficient, particulate and emissions-free electric experience in a smaller, 40.18"W x 41.5"H x 13.25"D package with an impressively sized 26” firebox display. While it may be the most compact of the four designs on this list, it is easily the most versatile, especially if you’re concerned about space or plan on relocating it frequently.

  • Candace Osmond

Traditional and Classic Electric Fireplace Mantels

When traditional handcrafted wood designs and modern technology come together, the most beautiful fireplaces are created. So easy to use and without the drudgery of caring for wood, tinder, lighter fluid, and soot removal, you can’t afford to miss out on the simple ease of an electric fireplace and surround. Many alternate fireplace designs are built to match a contemporary or modern decor, making it appear as if the traditional or classic mantel designs have gone the way of the past, but this is simply not the case. Some of the most realistic electric fireplaces have been developed in recent years, taking advantage of leaps in home decor tech to augment the experience of warmth, relaxation, and coziness when the time is right. These full-sized alternatives to the traditional fireplace bring a sense of timeless style to a room that a contemporary-styled bioethanol table fireplace or wall-mounted fireplace does not.

 

Romano Electric Fireplace, in Salem Antique Oak

 

Traditional and transitional style homes are the perfect setting for this hand-carved pillar and medallion design in Salem Antique Oak finish. The rich color and Victorian-esque design evoke a pleasant and comforting atmosphere, with realistic flames and glowing embers that flicker through a long-lasting LED presentation. Not only does this fireplace respond at the press of a remote button, but you can adjust and set the temperature that the thermometer puts out, as well as set a timer in case you’re looking for a cozy way to fall asleep. When it’s just too hot, you can turn the heat completely off, allowing you to enjoy the flickering flames without risking a stuffy, dry atmosphere. The glass remains cool to the touch and the entire device plugs into a standard outlet for ease of installation and enjoyment. By eliminating wood and fossil fuels from the equation, you’re looking at a traditionally style fireplace that has zero risk of dangerous emissions or pollutants.

 

Verona Electric Fireplace

 

Elegantly classic in execution, the Verona Electric Fireplace provides a service that its gel fuel counterpart does not: simple, easy illumination and warmth at the push of a button. Featuring a 1400 watt heater, this beautiful electric fireplace brings a comfortable heat to your living space that is rated for 4700+ BTUs per hour. The mantelpiece is perfect for displaying art and curios, allowing you to give your room a lived-in, cozy feeling. Available in both rich Chestnut Oak or striking classic White, you’ll be sure to fall in love with the ease and design that the Verona offers. Solidly built with dimensions of 48"L x 14.5" W x 39.9"H, the Verona is also a full-sized replacement for a traditional fireplace, so you are getting an appropriately sized alternative, rather than a miniaturized version.

 

Maxwell Electric Fireplace

 

While wood is a rich addition to any hole, the faux marble veneer of the Maxwell Electric Fireplace is a strikingly beautiful alternative that just exudes high-class style and classic ambiance. Also available in Chestnut Oak and Dark Mahogany, the Maxwell is a vintage styled mantelpiece and fireplace that expresses a unique, three-step distressing technique to further enrich the timeless appearance. With an hourly 4700 BTU output and 1400-watt heater, the slim series firebox gives you both warmth and flickering ambiance to sooth away stress and comfort exhausted minds. This electric fireplace is a full sized feature at 47.6"L x 9.5" W x 40"H and 99 pounds, with a fully functional mantelpiece for picture frames and decoration.

 

Belleview Simulated Stone Media Center Electric Fireplace

 

So far we’ve explore the pure timeless appearance of rich wood fireplaces and touched on the classic appeal of white marble, but if you’re a fan of fireplaces as I am, you will know that there’s nothing like the rough, rustic appearance of wood and stone to make a beautiful impression. The Belleview Simulated Stone Media Center Electric Fireplace is unique in that it offers a secondary shelf under the mantelpiece itself with an opening for wires, so if you wish to mount a television on the wall overhead, you don’t have to bother with running cables hither and thither. Even better, the media shelf features a cover, so you can hide away all that little tech. A remote offers multiple levels of control over not only the appearance of the flames and logs, but also the heat itself, allowing you to enjoy the flickering ambiance without the warmth if you so desire. Sitting at a bold  45.5" W x 14.5" D x 40.5" H and weighing about 91 pounds, the topmost mantel can support up to 85 pounds and the media shelf can hold 30 pounds. The Maxwell is built just as solid as it looks, and fashionable with faux black river stone against the beautiful sienna finish.

 

Canyon Heights Simulated Stone Electric Fireplace

 

Rustic style fireplaces have a gorgeous appeal, promising hard-earned comfort and relaxation after a long day of constant on-your-feet stress and adventure. Featuring a handsome whiskey maple wood finish with Durango faux stone in an extra-wide design that fills a room, serving as an excellent centerpiece around which friends and family can gather. A 33 inch widescreen firebox projects energy-efficient LED lit flames and embers, adjustable through five different levels, while the heat itself can be turned off at will as well. The thermostat and timer work together to ensure that you don’t get overhot, and an automatic shut off will prevent the fireplace from going too long when the proper temperature is met. The remote features a child lock as well. The Canyon Heights fireplace’s dimensions sit at a broad, comfortable 60" W x 15.5" D x 35.5" H and weighs 84 pounds, while the mantel itself is rated to support a total of 85 pounds, making this shorter, wider fireplace an excellent option for displaying art and curios. Relax with the realistic flames and softly burning embers all year round, at will, without having to fight with wood, smoke, soot, and ash.