Santa beware; Fireplaces without Chimneys.

Santa beware; Fireplaces without Chimneys.

With winter upon us and Christmas right around the corner, many of us wish we had a fireplace in our home. A fireplace can make a home feel so much cozier and homier. Who wouldn’t want to hang their stockings for Santa by the fire?

Well, there’s good news! You don’t have to move to a whole new house to have that dream come true.  There is a way to get a working fireplace in your house without having to worry about renovating, construction, or anything else! Did you know there is such a thing as a portable fireplace?

OK, ok. Sure, a portable fireplace probably sounds a little corny. But, if you don’t want to move to a whole new house or remodel your existing home, this is your best bet. Portable fireplaces aren’t too pricey and they actually give off heat!  They even look as good as the real thing.

So, what are you waiting for?  Get moving on this project before spring rolls around! Here’s what you’ll find when shopping around:

  • Electric Inserts – If you already have a mantel, or don’t really want to light a fire inside your house, this is a great option. It’s basically a portable heater that goes inside an existing fireplace. Some look like space heaters while others look like piles of wood.
  • Electric Fireplaces – For those of you wanting to go the pre-fab route, this is it. Basically, these are chimney-free fireplaces suitable for any home.
  • Gel Fuel Fireplaces – If you have an interesting floor plan, this is a great option – nothing to plug in! Simply light the fire with a basic fireplace match, sit back, and relax.

So, there is no need to relocate to a bigger house or one with a built in hearth. Go ahead and hang your stockings on the mantel this year!

Lance Grooms