Vintage Fireplace / July 19, 2018 / Emilie Babb.
If your home already has a fireplace when you move in, you may not be familiar with all the benefits that come with owning a fireplace. They not only look exceptional when lit but they can also be the main source of heat if the power goes out. If you do not have a fireplace in the home, you may want to consider putting one in. It's fast and easy and you can design it any way that you want.
In the 1950s, builders of modern houses frequently made room in tiny postwar living rooms for a fireplace—whose presence was announced on the exterior by a looming chimney on the front wall of the house. And in all the decades since, reproduction fireplaces and mantelpieces have continued to draw builders and buyers as irresistibly as—oh, might as well say it—moths to a flame.
In terms of the frame metal used for the door, cast-iron (which has been a popular metal since the days of Victorian times) is still very popular even today. Cast-iron being one of the cheapest metals around, is very durable and will last many years if looked after correctly. It also looks great in many designs, both antique and contemporary. Cast iron will not chip or break and does lose its visual properties over time like many other metals.
A Small Electric Fireplace For Tight Spaces. While a wall mount fireplace is a modern way to introduce a focal point that is also a small electric fireplace is another great choice if you prefer a more traditional look. It is the perfect solution for tight spaces, yet homeowners do not have to compromise on the heat output. Each unit produces the same amount of heat as their larger counterparts, and they come in a small, space saving designs. They can also be operated with or without the heater. A small electric fireplace can be plugged into any 120 volt electrical outlet, and most units come with remote control capabilities.