Welcome to our post on electric fireplaces for renters and small spaces.
What can you do if you love the ambiance, coziness and supplemental heat of a fire but are in a living situation where a traditional fireplace is impractical or impossible? Buy an electric fireplace and enjoy.
Very often one of the most desired features in a home, a fireplace, is lacking in condos, rentals and less traditional spaces such as an RV motor-home or fifth wheel. The modern and technologically improved electric fireplace offers solutions for even small spaces. The flame effects which were once very cheesy and fake looking now have amazing realism.
There are a number of types of electric fireplace heaters that could fill your needs. There are wall mounted fireplaces, (either built in or simply hung on the wall), portable free standing units, corner fireplaces and fireplaces that come as a combination with book shelves or entertainment centers. All of these are surprisingly affordably – you won’t be breaking the bank.
Supplemental Heat – Eco Friendly and Efficient
Electric fireplace stoves or corner electric fireplaces can provide supplemental heat for small spaces. Typically, they are rated to heat 400 square feet (check the specs as this varies). They are not designed to be primary sources in larger homes, but can be perfect for a bedroom, RV, or small apartment. They can also allow you to keep the central thermostat at a lower temperature and still be comfortable.
There are small free standing electric fireplace heaters that look like a variation of a pot belly stove that are extremely portable. I know a woman who has a 1-bedroom apartment, she has the fireplace in the living room while watching TV then picks it up and takes it in the bedroom when going to bed. She hardly ever uses central heat in her apartment. These are also great if you have a room in your home that central heat never seems to heat well. It will definitely take the chill off.
Electric Fireplace for Small Spaces
You’re crowded already and don’t have room for a fireplace, right? Wrong. The modern trend for smaller spaces and better utilization of existing space does not mean you have to do without a little luxury. Let’s talk about the footprint of modern electric fireplaces. For example, VonHaus portable fireplace heater is 21.3” x 16.4 x” 11.1 inches which is a typical measurement. A wall mounted fireplace can be hung anywhere there is wall space they usually only protrude off the wall 6 to 10 inches. It is as easy as hanging a picture, then simply plug it in.
Electric Fireplaces for Renters
Just because you are leasing or renting your living space be it an apartment or home does not mean you are left out. Adding a traditional fireplace is usually out of the question. It would be cost prohibitive and make little sense. Virtually all electric fireplaces are portable and can simply be unplugged, packed and move when you do. The only exception is a flush mounted wall unit where a hole has been cut in the wall.There is no special wiring needed, no pipes, flues or chimneys to worry about. Installation and set up is easy as can be. Packing up, moving and setting up elsewhere is also a snap.
So, if you thought a fireplace was out of the question because you have a small space, move frequently or don’t own your own home we hope we have given you some ideas. Bring a little warmth, coziness and relaxation into your home. we hope you have enjoyed this article on electric fireplaces for renters and small spaces.