With the advent of new fireplace technology, it would seem luxury and ambiance know no bounds. Whether you are in your south beach mansion or your downtown condo, there is a fireplace for every room. It is through these technologies that we are afforded fireplaces we can take with us when we move, and fireplaces that are safe and practical for apartments and condos.
Electric fireplaces are both safe, and beautiful. They offer warmth, ambiance, and a hard to replicate design aesthetic. For many years we had no options for fireplaces in our apartments or condos; we simply went without, a sacrifice. That is not the case anymore, we have many safe and beautiful fireplace options for our efficient living spaces. Wayne Visbeen, of Visbeen Architects Inc, has four reasons to incorporate an electric fireplace into your home design. They offer more creative freedom, they are easier to install, they are low maintenance and energy efficient, and they are a great source of heat (or not). It is hard to argue with Wayne; they are great additions to any living space.
He is right, hung like a large picture and plugged in like a normal appliance, you can put an electric fireplace in any room. A fireplace in your condo or apartment adds resale value, design appeal, and a unique feature your neighbors don’t have. Most property management companies are aware of this growing trend and have adjusted their regulations to allow electric fireplaces. The great thing about your electric fireplace, is that you can take it with you should you decide to move.