Saturday, March 19, 2016

Fireplace Ideas for a Small Living Room

Just because you may have a small living room, doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the same things as a large one. One of the many things people enjoy in any living room is a fireplace. It is a little different trying to fit a fireplace into a small living room though. Obviously the typical fireplace in a small room just isn’t going to work. First reason being the large size of a standard fireplace. Secondly the heat of a typical one may be too much, as well as more dangerous in a small space.

You do have some options available to you though, if you know what those options are. First thing is you don’t need large to get the large effect. So let’s go over some of the options you have, then all you have to do is decide which one is best for you.

LP or Natural Gas

There are many options available to you in the LP or NaturalGas Line. Many of the fireplaces take on the look of a regular wood burning fireplace, but take up less room. You can also get a model that doesn’t require a venting system which is even better for saving space. They still give you a beautiful flame display without all the maintenance that goes with a regular fireplace. These are equally great at producing heat as well as display for those who want to enjoy both benefits.

They do have to be hooked up to a consistent LP or Natural gas supply. That does make it a great choice for those who are heavy fireplace users, or those who require a sole heat source or backup source. Most of these units can be used without electricity, so great for outages.

Gel Can Fireplace

Gel can fireplaces are becoming more popular, mainly because they come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. You can get tabletop, fireplace styles and wall. These are also easy to maintain, give off a beautiful flame and vent-less. You do have to change out fuel cans pretty often, cans can be hot and they can be spilled. These are great for the occasional burner.

Bio Fuel Ethanol Fireplaces

These are probably the most universal fireplaces on the market. They are also quickly becoming the most popular as well. These fireplaces utilize bio ethanol fuel, so they are eco-friendly. They don’t omit anything harmful into the air for you or the environment. Many of these come in a wall mounted style in a variety of sizes. They also take up very little room and many not much more than the same space as a painting on the wall. The fuel is cost effective, little to no maintenance and a quiet burn.

You do need to make sure that if you are using for heat and looks that the BTU output is high enough to put out the heat you are looking for. Easy to fill just fill with fuel when it runs out. So you have several choices to choose from in this line of fireplaces.

Final Thoughts

Your needs and wants are the determining factor on what you are looking for. Just always make sure that the one you pick can safely be operated in your small space. The ones mentioned above are the best choices when you are looking to conserve much needed space.

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