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Outside the Box: Four Takes on Electric Fireplaces

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There are so many places an electric fireplace can be added to give warmth and style to a space. Let's think outside the box when it comes to our fireplace designs! Below is a personal take from a member of our Dimplex team. 

Let’s think outside of the box when it comes to our electric fireplace designs! While we’re accustomed to seeing a standard mantle with a tile surround and either a picture or mirror above it, there are so many places an electric fireplace can be added to give warmth and style to a space! 

Check out a few of the areas I’ve placed them and how I styled them for a little inspiration for your next project.

Revullison electric fireplace with marble stone surround

Dimplex Fireplace Inserts

I love the ambiance that a fire presents in a space. Previously in my space, I had a gas fireplace that would heat up the room I was in when it was on, but it would freeze out the rest of the house. When I worked on my living room renovation, I decided to take out my gas unit and I opted for a Dimplex electric fireplace

The electric fireplace insert allowed me to eliminate the mantel and still have the TV above. The other great part of the electric insert I used was that it slid right into the existing opening from the gas insert, which made it easy to install and kept the cost down on labor.

Revullison electric fireplace with marble stone surround

Dimplex Linear Electric Fireplaces

In this stunning living room, I used the Dimplex IgniteXL which stands apart as it is more life-like and visually stunning than any other electric fireplace available. It captures the elegance and ambiance of a real flame, with all the benefits of an electric-controlled heat and flame. It also comes with a 5-year warranty which is an industry best.  

I used a porcelain slab as the surround and kept it simple by wall mounting a TV above it. The look is very modern and sleek, a huge transformation from their classic builder brick fireplace that was originally there.

Dimplex Linear Fireplace XLF in a condo living room

Dimplex Fireboxes 

Another fun project I took on was the remodel of an old 5th Wheel trailer for my parents. I wanted to add the warmth of an electric fireplace to this space. This was an old TV storage unit that had a cavity perfect for a firebox. With the size perfectly fitting a unit, all I had to do was plug it in. I used the Dimplex 23” XHD Firebox. There is nothing better than cozying up on summer night by a fire, or when it’s raining and damp, playing cards inside beside this beautiful flame.

Multi-fire Firebox Electric Fireplace as a feature in a kitchen

Dimplex Mantels

I also love adding warmth and ambiance to a bedroom. Dimplex has so many mantels to choose from; there is sure to be one that fits your style and space. The one I selected for this bedroom was unpacked from the box, assembled and plugged-in in less than one hour! It creates a warm, cozy atmosphere for colder nights but what’s great is that you can even turn it on for ambiance only with no heat, so there is no limit to when you can use this Dimplex electric fireplace.

Multi-fire Firebox Electric Fireplace set in a mantel

And one more just for fun!

Have some fun with your spaces, be bold, be unique and most importantly, be you! If you are looking for more information about electric fireplaces or want to purchase one for your home, visit our online store or find a dealer near you.