Building A Home And Want A Fireplace? 2 Types To Choose From

If you are building a home, this is the perfect time to choose the way you want everything. One thing you may be considering is installing a fireplace. A fireplace not only looks great but can provide your home with some heat. When you start looking, you will find there are different types of fireplaces to choose from, which can make it difficult to decide. Below is information about two types you will find to help you get started.

Glass Linear Fireplace

Glass linear fireplaces are becoming popular in many homes no matter what your décor is. You can put one of these fireplaces in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, etc.

Linear fireplaces can be installed either inside or outside, such as on a patio. The fireplace is installed flush against a wall, so this can save you space, and is generally a rectangle shape. This is because they are not built like traditional fireplaces that require a lot of room. There are direct vent glass linear fireplaces that are popular. With this type, a vent is installed on your roof or on a wall. When the fireplace is on, the gasses go through the vent to the outside. You can use these fireplaces to create a certain look. For example, you can install more than one right next to each other, which will look like one long fireplace. 

Electric Fireplace

An electric fireplace uses no fire but instead using an electric heater. It looks like a fire as there will be wood or coal "burning" with a fake fire inside the fireplace. This still provides the room with heat but without the work of keeping up with wood and coals. Instead, all you do is flip a switch to turn the fireplace on and then flip the switch to turn it off.

It takes a lot of work to clean a traditional fireplace and the chimney. You also must be very careful with the fire itself as people can be burned if there is no cover. You won't have to worry about this with an electric fireplace. It will have a glass front, which can get hot, but you won't have to worry about anyone touching the heater. You can find electric fireplaces in a variety of designs and styles so you can find something that goes well with your home's décor. 

Talk with a company that sells glass linear fireplaces to learn much more about them.