Many people have work spaces or hobby rooms in shops, garages or basements and these are rarely the warmest places to work come chilly fall days and even colder winter ones. As these seasons tend to leave us cooped up inside, especially if you don’t enjoy many winter activities, then you are probably looking for an efficient, and possibly attractive way to heat up your space. This can be done very easily using an electric fireplace but, which electric fireplace will work best?
Depending on your needs, there are a couple strong contenders to ensure that you can work, exercise and/or create in comfort.
You Need a Touch of Heat
Man caves, workshops and studios are usually limited on space so the last thing you want to do is take up valuable room installing a large heating system. This is where electric stoves come in. Electric stoves are compact, and often powerful, electric fireplaces that can be used to warm up your space.
Electric stoves are fireplaces that closely resemble the cast iron stoves of the past but, unlike these stoves, there is no need for a chimney and, depending on your personal style, there are several options to choose from.
If you want your space to be modern and sleek, an electric stove like the Mini Cube will be perfect for you. If instead you are looking for a more classic and rustic look, you may want to go with something more traditional like the Stockridge Opti-myst stove. If you are looking for something in between, you may be interested in a Traditional Electric Stove in a modern colour such as gloss cranberry or gloss pewter.
Alternatively, you could try a wall-mount fireplace – these units can be larger than a stove but they conveniently hang on the wall so, if it is floor space you need to save, this may be the choice for you.
You Need Décor with Storage
If you’re a sports fan, or you use your space for video gaming and watching movies, an electric fireplace media console is the best choice. Media consoles are entertainment centers with an electric fireplace built in. This means you can heat your room without worrying about an additional piece of furniture and, with ample storage and integrated cord management, you can do it efficiently.
For a more classic console look with you could try a unit like the Acton or Solomon (pictured below). Both of these units resemble traditional media consoles, with the addition of a fireplace. For a modern and sleek look, you could check out the Marana, Novara or Hadley. These units have contemporary designs that are sure to modernize your space. Lastly, if you are looking for an electric fireplace media console that more closely resembles a fireplace mantel, but still has convenient storage space, you could try the Montgomery or Deerhurst.
You Need Mobility
If you want to show off to your friends and design a space that is welcoming and luxurious, try an electric fireplace mantel. These units are freestanding fireplaces with full surrounds that look like they were custom built for your space, without the bulk of a chimney, and with the added the benefit of mobility.
The Caprice Electric Fireplace Mantel, in white, is a great way to brighten up your space while the Fieldstone will provide you with a rustic cottage or lodge style. If you like a classic wood hearth, which could resemble something found in a men’s parlor, the Torchiere is for you and if you are looking for a more forward thinking design, you may want to look at the Linwood (pictured below).
And, as an added bonus, all of the models we have mentioned so far, including the stoves and consoles, can be operated without heat. This means you can still enjoy their ambiance year round.
The important thing to remember is that whatever your heat, décor or mobility requirements, there is sure to be an electric fireplace solution to meet your needs. Come check out our selection today!