Others might have two or three panels to see through from the front and sides, or be totally clear all the way around and can be placed in the center of the room for the full three hundred and sixty degree view. Gas fireplaces have always been convenient, but there has never been such quality of craftsmanship in the industry as there is today. And the sheer variety available is nothing less than astounding. Even people who live on a budget and a cramped apartment can find a gas fireplace that is just perfect, which is an investment in their homes and their lives. This boom in the market is due to a whole lot of innovation among the people who make them, who have helped the gas fireplace evolve into a home furnishing anyone can enjoy. Anywhere.
The modern gas fireplaces is truly a beautiful thing, the ultimate marriage of efficient functionality and elegant beauty. They are not like the old gas fireplaces, with their meek blue flames and their obscured tempered glass door panels that trapped in what little heat there was. These contemporary fireplaces feature real-looking yellow and orange flames curling around real-looking ceramic "logs," which are very visible through newer-style ceramic glass door panels, which also let the heat pass through to the rest of the room or outdoor space. A newer model gas fireplace has more cool accessories than the old gas fireplaces - child safety screens and pull screens, storage cabinets, mantles and display shelves, ornamental ceramic logs, overlay doors and louvers, decorative panels and all-purpose grills. They can be made of anything from cast iron or stainless steel to molded cement, or even bronze, with ceramic, stone or copper garnishes.