The Best Fireplaces For Apartments
If you’re renting your home, or you live in an apartment, penthouse, modern loft, or condo, you’re probably limited as to what you can and cannot do when it comes to fireplaces. Most owners of rental homes and new construction don’t allow any exterior changes to the home, such as would be required for fireplace inserts and gas fireplaces. Unfortunately, this rules out a wood burning fireplace and vented gas fireplaces. But don’t worry, you have several great options.
The Types Of Fireplaces For Apartments …
1. Bioethanol Fireplaces
Bio-ethanol fireplaces come not only environmentally friendly, but they also require very little installation, do not require venting or electricity, and in many cases can be completely portable. This is especially useful if you plan on moving soon; you can take it with you!
Refueling is simply a case of refilling the self-contained basins with liquid Ethanol, which is available in bulk quantities to make it easy on the wallet. Ethanol fireplaces have realistic, lively flames (like real flame) that are even known to crackle for that traditional cozy wood-fire ambiance while utilizing limited floor space.
Drawbacks of Bio-ethanol Fireplaces:
Safety – Bio-ethanol fireplaces are vent-free, which means they have open flames. This can be problematic for homes with children and pets for obvious reasons, especially if they’re in reach of the little ones. We also recommend that you do not leave Ethanol fires unattended, so they’re not ideal if you want to heat single family homes while you’re gone.