A fireplace can add warmth and charm to any home and is a perfect addition to a living room or bedroom, or even to a bathroom. Many homeowners wish that they could have a fireplace in their home, but often assume they're expensive to install and that they're unsafe in smaller rooms. The truth is that today you can have a fireplace in virtually any room or space of your home without expensive or extensive renovations needed.
If you've dreamed about adding a fireplace to your home, consider a few of your options. You may be surprised at the choices you have and how easy they are to add to your space.
Vent Free Fireplaces
These types of fireplaces need no outside venting, so they're very easy to install in smaller rooms or interior spaces where a chimney or vent cannot be easily built. They typically run on gas canisters that need to be purchased and replaced when used, so they also don't need gas lines installed. Other vent free fireplaces may be electric, so they simply plug into the wall. These vent free fireplaces typically have a special type of glass rock that helps keep the flame controlled and which creates a warm glow.
A vent free fireplace may be inserted into a small hole cut into the wall, or it can even be a wall-mounted variety. This makes it a perfect choice for smaller homes and even for apartments where construction is not allowed. Portable models may weigh no more than standard wall art and may be no deeper than a canvas picture frame, so they can provide warmth and comfort without being intrusive in a small space.
A fireplace insert is a good solution for homes with an inefficient fireplace or with older masonry. The fireplace is built as one piece that inserts into the wall and which works to control the flame. This makes it a safer option and one that is easier and more affordable to install than having a new fireplace built into your walls. These are usually gas or wood models, so if you have a preference for your fireplace, you can choose either one and get the look you want.
A stove is a good option when you don't want to build into a wall but still want a fully vented fireplace. A stove is free-standing and can add an old-world charm to any space. They can be placed in the corner of a room or may have a surround built around them for even more grandeur and eye-catching appeal.
For more information about the kinds of fireplaces you can add to your home, contact a company like Diatec Hvac Systems.