Electric fireplaces come in two general types: wall-mounted and recessed. A wall-mounted fireplace is a good choice if you’re looking for a space-saving option that won’t take up any floor space and needs no installation. It’s suitable for apartments and modern homes.
Wall-mounted fireplaces come in different sizes and finish to suit your needs, and the sheer selection can make it challenging to choose ‘the one.’ Where do you start? Here are some tips to help you pick the perfect wall-mounted fireplaces in the UK.
- Think about the interior design, theme, or overall style of the room where you’re planning to install the wall mounted fireplace. Those factors can help you when customising the colour of the wall panel and ensure that it goes well with the room’s colour scheme. Grey, white, and cream are versatile neutral colours that complementary interior design.
- The type of lighting will affect the appearance of the fireplace’s flames. Consider an electric fire that lets you use only the flame without the heating function so you can still enjoy the cosy atmosphere it provides throughout the year. Check for the flame colour options and make sure they are dimmable. Find out how you can adjust the media bed colours, too. Modern wall-mounted fireplaces in the UK have a touchscreen panel for that.
- The best wall-mounted fireplaceshave a three-sided viewing area that will ensure a realistic flame pattern from different angles. Look for the sophisticated Panoramic HD+ 3-sided flame feature.
- Check the heat output. The fireplace should efficiently heat your room. A standard model’s heat output is typically between 1 and 2kW, which should suffice for a 40-square metre room.
Finally, choose a unit that comes fully assembled. This will make installing a wall-mounted fireplace so much easier. The only work required is to hang it in place. The package already comes with mounting hardware, so there’s no need to buy them separately.