Again, you will also be fascinated by another modern fireplace which has a toughened surround glass that projects a "disappearing" effect. It has sleek and cool lines. Its steel bench hangs between the glass surround creating the illusion of dancing flames off the reflective glass screens. One more type is a cylindrical shaped "teal light" outdoor fireplace. It is a free standing portable type with a round stainless steel base encasing an ethanol burner. It can be operated by using the lid which puts out the flames when it is in the proper position. The uniqueness of this version is the elevated flame with its brilliant light above the steel base brought about by its raised up tempered glass surround.
They are the most flexible and versatile choice of home heating systems. They can perfectly fit almost everywhere in your house as long as there is adequate spacing to safely and seamlessly install the vent pipe. So, with wood stoves, you can zone-heat everywhere in your house regardless of the size and shape of the room.