Linear gas and electric fireplaces have grown exponentially in popularity over the past decade and the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. These modern linear fireplaces offer a multitude of benefits that appeal to the architect, interior designer and design-savvy homeowner alike:
Not all linear fireplaces are created equal. Thick, chunky frames are still present in many models to hide controls, bolts etc. A truly clean, modern fireplace should allow the fireplace appliance to literally disappear so you are left with only clean lines and a beautiful, uninterrupted, view of your flames.
Linear gas fireplaces can be extremely efficient. For the most eco-friendly options look for gas fireplaces that are labeled ‘direct vent’ or ‘vent-free’ (sometimes also referred to as ‘ventless’). These styles will ensure more of the heat your fireplace produces stays in the house rather than going up your chimney.
For linear electric fireplaces there’s no need to worry. Since there is no actual combustion no venting is necessary so nearly 100% of the fireplace’s heat stays in your space. As an added bonus, all of the electric fireplace models you see below allow for the heating element to be turned on or off so you can enjoy your flame effects in any season or climate.
Linear gas and electric fireplaces have come a long way from the days of a wood hearth and a stone chimney. Many European Home linear fireplaces can be operated via a remote control or even using your favorite smart device via an intuitive app. This way, you have complete control over your linear gas or electric fireplace from anywhere in your home.
From a design perspective, large open spaces or walls can be intimidating but they also present a great opportunity. Often you start with your focal point, in this case we will look at breaking up a large wall with a modern linear fireplace. The U.S. design trend for big walls seems to be ever bigger […]