Modern Electric Fireplace

Owners of homes with a contemporary style should have no difficulty finding a modern electric fireplace to fit within it. Whether they desire a wall-mounted or free-standing unit, they can find one that matches their décor but does not exceed their price range. This fireplace will provide years of warmth and an attractive flame that looks as realistic as a wood burning model. Benefits include no venting, no cleanup, and no harmful emissions.

The under $500 Napoleon 39-inch frameless electric fireplace looks sleek when mounted to the wall of a bedroom, living room, or even a bathroom. The black frameless display protrudes only about two inches from the wall or can be recessed into a wall, if desired. The intensity of the attractive Cystalline ember bed can be adjusted by the included remote control. Clear fire glass comes standard with the frame but may be replaced with a bag of black, blue, amber, or red colored glass for a small additional cost.

Cabinet packages like the 33-inch Harbor feature a modern design in a free-standing unit that simply plugs into a wall outlet. Hand rubbed ebony, aged ebony, and syrah are the stock mantel colors for this unit. Special order colors include designer white, weathered white, Dijon, and toffee. This fireplace will look beautiful in any room that has the floor space. It features three open shelves on each side, an open compartment overhead, and a spacious mantel top.

The Ambiance CLX series is one of the newest electric fireplace lines on the market. Models feature a realistic LED flame technology, recessed or wall mounting, touch screen controls, five optional surrounds made from real stone, and customizable media including coals, stone, or glass. These units come in 40, 60, or 100-inch sizes so there is something to fit every room. The 100-inch model is a sight to behold and users can control the heat and flame settings using discreet touch controls or the included remote control.

The Dimplex recessed or wall mount fireplace featuring a gun metal finish looks attractive in any contemporary home. It features a choice of square or beveled trim and several layers of decorative sand featuring different colors. A vertical orientation creates a unique look and is suitable for rooms with high ceilings. The 120-volt plug kit is removable for compatibility with hard-wired applications. Flame and heat can be adjusted using the included remote control.

For those who love to be entertained, a home media center featuring an integrated fireplace offers the best of both worlds. It features two front speakers, one subwoofer, treble and base equalizers, iPod docking station, and is compatible with a television, gaming console, and CD and DVD players. Heat and flame adjustment is done via the onboard LED display or included remote control.