A closer look at the modern electric and stone faux fireplace.

Faux Fireplace

A stone or wood faux fireplace is an alternative to the traditional fireplace and is usually electric or powered by gas.

Everyone loves a fireplace.  Not just for the warmth they provide, but because they add a certain comfort to just about any room.  Many of us live in homes or apartments where a real fireplace cannot be used, but to still get the look of a fireplace, you can use a faux fireplace instead.  A faux fireplace, or non-functional fireplace, can add style and comfort to your room without an actual burning flame.  You can place them in your bedroom, living room, or even your dinning room to have the finished effect.

You can find faux fireplaces in just about any style.  There are manufacturers that have created brick fronts, classical wooden fronts, and even old Victorian fronts.  There are very classical designs, but you can also find some modern or even country-styled designs to suit your room.  Since faux fireplaces are meant to look authentic, you can get them in custom wood colors such as espresso, white, black, brown, or brick finish.

Most faux fireplaces will cost you anywhere from $300.00 to over $1,500.00.  Depending on the size and style, that will ultimately determine the final price.  You should always measure the area in which you plan to place your faux fireplace.  They do come in a variety of sizes, but most are meant to be as big as a traditional fireplace.  Therefore it is essential you know just how much space you have to work with.

For that classic fireplace feel, the Classic Flame Saranac Roasted Cherry Electric Faux Fireplace is a great example.  This fireplace has a touch of class while still excluding the real flame of a traditional fireplace.  This fireplace has a classic cherry wood frame and stone accents that are carved with sophistication.  You can find this faux fireplace online for $1,300.00 at retailers such as Seattle Luxe, Priceless Home Center, and One Way Furniture.

If you are looking for a more modern approach to your faux fireplace, you can look into something similar to the Monticello Faux Slate Fireplace in Espresso.  The faux fireplace is sleek and very modern with three slate squares accenting just across the front panel of the fireplace.  You can get this model in a few different sizes to fit just about any room and will cost about $450.00 plus the cost of shipping from Everything Furniture.

No matter what type of faux fireplace you are looking for, you can find them just about anywhere.  If you are planning on shopping online, be sure to measure carefully and take into account the amount of space you have to work with.  You will want to read the product description carefully so you know just what you are getting.  Always factor in the cost of shipping when you are shopping online.  Though a faux fireplace can be hollow, they can still weigh a considerable amount.  Check out online retailers such as Pottery Barn, CSN Fireplaces, and Fireplace Gateway.

No matter what your budget, you can easily find the perfect faux fireplace to suit your budget.  Just be expected to pay a heftier price tag for fireplaces that resemble more like real ones than the versions that are hollow.