Electric Fire Options

by Keith Barrett - Date: 2008-10-21 - Word Count: 457 Share This!

Buying an electric fire should be simple. You could just wander down to your local showroom, or buy one from the internet and have it installed in your home in no time at all. Are things really this simple in reality?

When you start looking more closely at the options available to you it soon becomes clear that the situation is a little more complicated than it may first appear. For one thing, this is an area where there is an amazing variety of choices available.

As technology has developed and fashions have changed, there is no doubt that the number of electric fires suites available in shops and on the internet has increased. The demand from home owners to fit fires that form real focal points has been matched by product developments.

It's not enough to have an appliance that simply heats a room. It's been seen as increasingly important that a fire, whether electric, gas, or solid fuel, should be used as a way of creating a real feature of a room.

The sight of flames is attractive and warming in itself. These are products that are made to inspire and to create a cosy, homely feeling.

So what options are available to you? Some may be limied depending upon the space that you have available. You'll find that modern electric fires come in all shapes and sizes. Measuring up the space that you have available to you will be a good starting point.

Apart from the size, what other considerations are there? Style is likely to be key and there are numerous options available in this respect. At the most basic level, they fall into two main categories.

You can either opt for a fire that attempts to mimic the traditional fireplaces of years gone by, or you can look for a more contemporary option.

The route that you take will be governed by the property that you live in and how you intend on decorating the room around the fire. A traditional fire suite might, for instance, look great in a Victorian house. More contemporary alternatives will allow for a different feel.

The way in which the fire is installed will also be important to you. If you have an existing fireplace then you might look at something like an inset fire, which could be fitted into such a space.

If, on the other hand, you don't have an existing fireplace then there are other options. These would include free-standing fires or those that can be attached directly to an existing wall.

You can even buy electric fire place suites that come with a fire surround, creating a great effect.

As you can see, there are plenty of options. The key is to find an appliance to suit your home, your room and your family.

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