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The Best Types Of Electric Fireplaces For Apartments And Small Spaces

Apartments and other small living spaces, such as condos, town homes, and small single-family homes, often don't have built-in fireplaces. Those living in these small spaces can either adapt to life without a fireplace, or can take matters into their own hands and consider a great solution - purchasing an electric fireplace.

There are many types of electric fireplaces that are well suited for smaller spaces. Both corner and wall mount electric fireplaces are great options that take up very little (or no) floor space, and easily blend in with the living room. An Amish fireplace is another great option because it's completely portable, so you can move heat around from room to room, as you need it. Most electric fireplaces can be plugged in to a standard outlet, and can be operated with or without a heater for enjoyment all year round.

No Floor Space Wasted

When space is an issue, every square foot counts. With wall mount, petit foyer, and corner electric fireplaces, you don't have to worry about taking up more floor space than necessary. In fact, wall mount electric fireplaces won't take up any floor space at all! Instead, they are easily attached to a wall and simply plugged in to a nearby outlet. Whether your home d�cor is traditional or more contemporary, there's a style of electric fireplace that will coordinate with the look. The space-saving designs mean that the fireplace will extend only inches into the living area, and still look and feel like a real fire.

Many times the corners of rooms are unutilized Corner electric fireplaces easily install into any corner of the house. Like wall mount electric fireplaces, these corner models come in different sizes and styles to complement existing furniture. Many corner fireplaces have mantels and surrounds that give the appearance of a built-in fireplace.

If limited floor space and heating multiple rooms are priorities, then consider an Amish-styled fireplace. These quality electric heaters are efficient, portable heat sources that look like a wood-burning fireplace. The Amish fireplace allows you to enjoy extra warmth in the living room during the evening, and then simply roll the unit into the bedroom for extra heating all night long. An Amish fireplace is a great way to provide extra heat for a room up to 400 square feet.

An Efficient Supplemental Heat Source

In some climates which do not typically experience cold temperatures, apartments and condos often don't have central heating systems. During cold spells, electric fireplaces are an invaluable source of heat. And even if an apartment or small home does have heat, like most do, there are often rooms that still seem to always stay cold during the winter. It's easy to make those chilly rooms warm once again by simply plugging in an electric fireplace.

Corner and wall mount electric fireplaces offer the warmth and appearance of a real fire, without the mess and need for venting. The patented modern flame technology utilized in electric fireplace models is very realistic. These flame effects let you enjoy the ambiance of a real fire from any viewing angle. In fact, the flames are so realistic that your guests may be surprised to learn that your fireplace is electric!

The biggest selling point of a Roll Away fireplace is the fact that it's portable, and is a method of zone heating. These compact portable fireplace mantels with rollers, allow you to have heat where you need it, when you need it and save energy, fuel, and money.

Great for Rental Properties

Owners of rental properties want to make investments in which they will see a return. Electric fireplaces appeal to a potential renter and may give ones vacation property an edge over another. For properties in a tropical setting, electric fireplaces can be operated without the heat, adding ambiance which appeals to renters of cottages and condos alike. Electric fireplaces are available in many styles suitable for rustic to modern décors. Owners of mountain cabins or a coastal condo may easily add an electric fireplace as an amenity of the property.

Most rental properties come with limitations on what tenants can change. An electric fireplace is the perfect solution when making structural changes to a property are not an option.

Electric fireplaces don't require venting access, chimneys, or major construction. Wall mount and corner electric fireplaces simply plug in to any outlet, so worrying about smoldering embers ruining the carpet will be a thing of the past. Some municipal ordinances prohibit wood burning or gas fireplaces form multi-family dwellings because of the danger of fire from errant embers, or from carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty gas fireplaces. In either instance, electric fireplaces are allowed as they fit into the category of any other electrical appliance such as a television, microwave or fan.

With all of the benefits, affordability and ease of installation, electric fireplaces are a great option for small spaces. No matter how large your home or apartment is there is an electric fireplace that will be a perfect fit for your home and lifestyle.

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