Having a wall hung electric fireplace fitted isn’t as straightforward as working out where you have the most available floor space in the room, pointing and saying “install it there.” You now have another option; the wall mounted electric fireplace. That’s right, rather than having your new electric fireplace installed at ground level, you could have it raised off the ground and installed directly onto or into — depending on whether you choose a recessed or hung installation — the wall. But why would you choose this type of installation over one done at ground level? What advantages does it offer? That’s what we are about to discuss in this article.
The Advantages that a Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace Offers
Wall hung electric fireplaces aren’t for everyone. They are a modern take on a feature that has been ever present in households for hundreds of years and was once the sole source of heating in residential properties. There will always be those that simply prefer the style of a more traditional installation and the ambience it creates in the room. For those of you that are intrigued by wall mounted versions, however, here are some of the advantages you can expect to experience should you have one installed:
More Space Efficient Electric Fireplaces
A ground level fireplace can take up a considerable amount of space, particularly if you live in a small apartment or condominium, and if you’re not careful the room can end up feeling very small and cluttered with all the other furniture pieces in the room. Not only is that unattractive, but it’s impractical too. In the past it would have been impossible to have a fireplace installed in these conditions, but thanks to wall mounted electric fireplaces every type of property can have a fireplace installed, including those tiny studio apartments in the centre of Toronto.
The Modern Look Electric Fireplaces
The majority of electric fireplace designs feature clean, crisp lines that are characteristic of modern and contemporary design styles. The fact that they are “different” to any type of fireplace done before also adds to the modern factor. You just don’t get that same feeling when looking at a traditional fireplace installation, even if it’s electric and the surround is constructed from “modern” materials. Just the general outline and its location is enough to bring back memories of the old wood fire you used to sit by in your grandparent’s house when you were a kid.
Wall Art Electric Fireplaces
There are many models of wall-mounted electric fireplace available today that feature limitations of flames that are extremely pleasant to look at, and they do a really good job of drawing you in when entering the room, just as a fireplace (which is often the centrepiece of the room) should. The addition of a wall mounted electric fireplace can be particularly beneficial if the walls in the room are generally rather sparse.
Safely Out of Reach Electric Fireplaces
Even with an electric fireplace that remains cool to the touch, it’s still a worry that your children or pets will mess around with the fireplace and either hurt themselves or cause significant damage when your back is turned. With a ground level fireplace even a child that can’t yet walk could potentially crawl over to the fireplace and start flicking switches — after all, it will probably look like a new toy to them. The point is, you can’t always be watching and with a wall mounted electric fireplace you don’t have to be since it is installed at a height that only older children and adults will be able to reach.
Flexibility in Terms of Room Layout Electric Fireplaces
As well as potentially saving you a considerable amount of floor space you can also “overlap” the position of a wall mounted electric fireplace with an existing piece of furniture in the room. For example, if you have a low-lying cabinet or set of drawers running along the wall that you would like the fireplace to be mounted on, you can quite easily keep them there. Could you do that with a traditional fireplace installation though? Of course not as the cabinet would be in the way. This allows you to install the fireplace without making drastic changes to the existing layout of the room.
With over 30 years of experience in the design, production and installation of a range of electric fireplaces, no other team in the Toronto area can boast the same level of skill and experience as the team of heating professionals that work for Amantii. Should you have any inquiries relating to a wall mounted electric fireplace in our range, or any of the other products we offer, get in touch with us today.