To assess practicality of the fireplace, we can judge it through its function. Its purpose is same as the classic wood fireplace and so is its function. It produces the same amount of heat as wood powered fire, eliminating the risk of flying sparks, smoke and other risks. These electric units generate no smoke and therefore don't require ventilation. There is no need of getting a chimney built or a duct system.
Modern fireplaces over the years have become sophisticated and elegant in their designs as well as eliminating the need for cleanup or wood storage. Some great improvements with the growth of free standing fireplaces and wall mounted fireplaces is that they come in so many different styles offering great choices for any room in the home. Choosing a fireplace that is minimalist or one that is more traditional, will enhance any design style of the home you are adding this great heating option. Today's modern fireplaces are very sleek, stylish and futuristic in their designs. Whichever style you choose in a fireplace, it will definitely change the way the space looks and feels.