All about fireplace designs and fireplace design ideas. From stone fireplace designs to outdoor fireplace designs and more.

Electric Fireplace Design Questions

If you have electric fireplace design questions, you’re not alone. It’s okay to be curious about how the warmth and coziness of a traditional fireplace can be replicated electrically, without the mess, hazard, and structural hassle of a wood burning fireplace.

Here are some of the most common questions about electric fireplace and fireplace designs, and some basic answers to help you understand how these innovative products work and whether they are right for you and your home.  

How does an electric fireplace work?

Electric fireplaces are powered by, of course, electricity. They plug into a regular wall outlet, and most are designed to operate in one of three modes: flame only, heat only, or both. The heat function is much like a space heater (except much more aesthetically pleasing, of course), and the heat is pushed into the room with a small, quiet blower.

The most direct appeal of any fireplace is, of course, the fire itself. With flame settings, heat settings, and a setting for both (the heat is created by a small heater and pushed out with what is essentially a fan), these fireplace provide much of the warmth and ambience of their traditional, wood-burning counterparts, without all the hassle.

Do electric fireplace designs create as much heat as a regular fireplace?

In general, electric fireplaces produce a lower level of heat than a full wood-burning fireplace. This also means that they are much safer to have in the home.

What are some common features and options for electric fireplace designs?

This is where it gets fun. Because of the lower heat level, you can have other things closer by the fireplace without worry. Many electric fireplaces come with built-in media, as part of an entertainment system. Some have wine racks on either side. Some can be used outdoors. And almost all have remote controls so you can turn them on and off very easily.

What are the structural requirements for electric fireplace design?

Unlike wood-burning fires, you needn’t worry about a chimney or flue, and unlike gas-powered fireplaces, there’s no need to be near a fuel hook up. And you don’t even have to cut into a wall. Electric fireplace designs allow these comforting fixtures to be adjusted and transported at-will. All you need is a wall or corner, and an outlet and you’re ready to enjoy the ambience and heat of a comforting fireplace right away.


FireplaceDesign Home
Fireplace Designs, Design for Fireplaces
Corner Fireplace Designs, Fireplace Designs for Corners
Designing a Fireplace? How To Design a Fireplace
Gas Fireplace Design, Designs with Gas Fireplaces
Outdoor Fireplace Design, Design for Outdoor Fireplaces
6 Hot Fireplace Designs
Fireplace Mantel Design
Outdoor Fireplace Designs
Outdoor Stone Fireplace Design
Fireplace Design - How To Make Your Best Choice
Fireplace Tile Design
Stone Fireplace Design
Masonry Fireplace Design
Fireplace Design
Contemporary Fireplace Designs
Brick Fireplace Designs
Fireplace Surround Design
Fireplace Design Ideas
Rustic Fireplace Design
Rock Fireplace Designs
Fireplace Design Photos
Wood Fireplace Designs
Modern Fireplace Design
Patio Fireplace Design
Fireplace Hearth Designs
Fireplace Ideas
Fire Pit Designs
Designer Fireplace
Chimney Designs
Marble Fireplace Designs
Limestone Fireplace Designs
Fireplace Designs, Modern
Fireplace Designs, Outdoor Firepit
Fireplace Designs, Clean Contemporary
Fireplace Designs, Field Stone
Fireplace Designs, Electric DIY
Fireplace Design, Quick Makeover
Fireplace Designs, Inglenook
Fireplace Designs, Natural Stone
Fireplace Designs, Electric Hearth
Fireplace Designs, Granite Stone
Fireplace Designs, Cast Iron
Fireplace Design, Built-In Media TV
Fireplace Designs, Outdoor Firepit
Fireplace Designs, Prefabricated Stone
Fireplace Designs, Outdoor Electric
Fireplace: Amish Electric Designs
Fireplace Design, Electric
Fireplace Designs, Ventless
Fireplace Design, Electric Log
Fireplace Design Finds
Fireplace Design News
Fireplace Design Videos
Fireplace Design, Backyard
Fireplace Designs, Dimplex Outdoor Fireplaces
Fireplace Design Pictures, Photos of Fireplace Designs
Fireplace Designs, Napoleon
Fireplace Designs, Gas
Fireplace Design Articles Listed Alphabetically
Fireplace Design Tips Home Page
Fireplace Chimney: Stone
Fireplace Chimney: Brick
Chimney: Brick Victorian