Innovations in fireplaces and fireplace accessories have been developing over the years due to the huge demand on a greener environment, a less wasteful society and a more effective solution. We’ve come a long way since our little houses on the prairie. So, it’s time we caught up with ourselves.
The fireplace insert has been around for years. But, it doesn’t have to be used for just bringing an old fireplace back to life. A fireplace insert can be used for putting a fireplace anywhere. You don’t need to have a fireplace in the living room or the den.
The bedroom makes a great place for a fireplace. Not only the bedroom, but it’s easy to put a fireplace in the hallway, the patio and even the bathroom. In fact, there is no place where you can’t put a fireplace. The fireplace insert makes it possible.
Gel fuel is a fairly new innovation that allows us to burn a real flame in the fireplace, but for a cleaner environment. The Isopropyl Alcohol burns into a clean water vapor that doesn’t damage the home or pollute the atmosphere. But even though the gel fuel is not supposed to be considered a heating element, it burns very hot and can heat a room in no time at all.
Fireplace mantels have come the farthest. A wooden frame around a fireplace is old news. Of course, you can still have that if that is your taste. But, there are floating mantels that you can stagger over the fireplace and on the sides.
The ventless fireplace is exactly how it sounds. It is a fireplace that doesn’t require a chimney or a hearth. It doesn’t require a hole in the wall for any venting at all. As stated before, the gel fuel burns clean so there is no need for a venting system.
Fireplace screens are also an interesting innovation. They’re not just glass and screen anymore. You can have a screen of just about any design. They keep the sparks from jumping out of a traditional unit. But, they also dress up a ventless even though they are not necessary as far as safety is concerned.
Fireplace aroma is a great innovation. You can make your home smell literally link anything you want. Fresh Linen when you aren’t even doing any laundry. Wisconsin Pine when you have tile floors and brick walls. Coffee Bean when you don’t have any coffee in the machine. It’s easy to do when you allow the heat to make the aroma oil waft around your home.
Fireplaces and accessories have been around for years. But, we keep making things better because that’s in our nature. We can’t help ourselves. We have plenty of choices and when we stretch our imaginations, we literally have no limits.