Tips on Selecting Gas Fires
Homeowners in modern properties might prefer the clean lines and minimal projection of a wall mounted fireplace, while period properties might benefit from the addition of a more traditional stone effect fireplace. Wall mounted fireplaces are, as their name implies, fixed to the wall. They can be very modern in appearance, but still provide the same pleasing glow and warmth of a traditional fire. They are suitable for installation in most rooms, but owners of period properties might prefer a more classic style with a traditional surround.
When choosing a fireplace surround, it's important to not only take into account the rest of your home's decor, but also the available space. A well-chosen surround should be in proportion to the room. Larger rooms, especially those with high ceilings, can generally take grander surrounds which might look out of place in homes where space is at a premium. Fireplace surrounds are available in a wide range of materials and styles, meaning it's never been easier to enhance your home with a fire while retaining your own sense of style.
Before you start looking at gas fires, it's important to check what kind of flue - if any - your chosen room has. Flue-less fires are popular in modern homes, and are available as either electric or gas fires. Flue-less fires are easily installed in most types of property, making them ideal for almost all homes. They are an excellent choice for those living in flats or apartments.