Five Reasons to Choose a Linear Fireplace
One of the hottest trends in home design is linear fireplaces. Unlike a traditional wood-burning fireplace, linear fireplaces use gas to light a row of flames behind a plate of glass. Installed flush with the wall, they can present an aquarium-like mood piece that can elevate any room.
Traditional fireplaces are beautiful. But they’re also bulky, high maintenance, and require a chimney. Linear fireplaces are stylish, warm, easy to maintain, and adaptable to just about every room. It’s a relatively simple way to give off high-end vibes without taking up much space.
Here are five good reasons to install a linear fireplace in your home.
Linear fireplaces, sometimes called modern or contemporary fireplaces, can be as short as three feet long. Have a big open room that requires a statement piece? They also can be as long as 20 feet. Because of the direct vent design, linear fireplaces can be installed into just about the outside-facing wall. There are also ventless models that can be mounted on any wall like a picture or television.
You can even insert a linear fireplace inside of an existing log burning fireplace. The fireplace sits inside of a metal box inside of another metal box. However, holes must be drilled for gas and electrical lines.
So, a linear fireplace is perfect for just about any room!
Unlike that Yule log video that you currently enjoy, a linear fireplace actually produces heat, usually controlled by a wall-mounted thermostat. This is why they’re great for basements. Linear fireplaces also contain battery backup. In the case of a power outage, the fireplace can still be used as a source of light and heat.
Let’s face it: the main reason anyone installs is for the looks. It may be the easiest way to turn a room from ordinary to luxurious. The flames create a realistic fire that can be customized in many ways. Tempered glass of different colors and ceramic coal are just a couple of the options to choose from. It really depends on the vibe you want to go for. Whether you’re going for a rustic decoration style or something more modern and sleek, there are linear fireplace designs for you.
This leads us to price. Linear fireplaces, like many home features, range in price from budget-friendly to big baller. A basic model can start around $2,000, with deluxe models going for close to $6,000. Besides adding length and burners, you can customize with decorative log sets, LED accent lights, and different types of stone.
There are no ashes to clean or soot buildup like in a traditional log burning fireplace. The main thing that needs to be cleaned is the glass. Over time, a white residue can build up. In most cases, the glass can be removed and clean with a special cleaner found online and at most major hardware stores.
If you’re ready to build the basement you’ve been wanting, set up a free estimate. We’ll go over your options, including linear fireplaces, and present you with a plan to get the project start.
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