No one knows electric fireplaces like Stylish Fireplaces. We’ve been specializing in electrics for 17 years. Unlike big box stores or foreign call centers, we have a real showroom with actual fireplaces. We know how to install the fireplaces we sell, because we install them every day. We also know how to operate them and how to service them.
Whether you need advice on how install stone around the fireplace or what kind of electrical connection is required, our experts have the answers. Installation manuals are a great resource, but they don’t always have all the details you want to know. There’s nothing quite like hands-on experience to learn the best way to do a job, and we’ve got that. Need to compare one model to another, to find the best one for your site? We can help with that. Trying to find the best fit for an existing opening? Been there, done that.
Colin Grier has installed and serviced hundreds of electric fireplaces. He can help you on the phone, by email, or video chat. Fill out the form below, with or without photos, to send an immediate message to Colin. He will get back to you during our regular business hours. Please note that we are in Concord, Ontario on Eastern Standard Time.
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Tips for selecting your fireplace
Size of room
A fireplace has the potential to be an elegant focal point for a room. In our experience, many people choose a fireplace that’s too small for the scale of their room. This is such a critical decision. Bring us your room measurements and ask us for advice.
Are you adding a fireplace for heating or purely for atmosphere? It’s important to consider how much heat you need, if any. For instance, as home building standards evolve to be more energy-efficient, many homeowners find that they don’t want additional heat from a fireplace. If this is the case, it would be wise to consider an electric fireplace over a gas fireplace, for more flexible heating options. The flames on an electric fireplace may be operated with or without the heater, whereas a gas fireplace produces heat whenever it is turned on.
Colour of other furnishings
Think of your fireplace as a piece of furniture or “functional art”. You want to consider styles that enhance the rest of the room, rather than a piece that just blends in.
For example, in a traditional room, consider an electric fireplace in a wood tone that complements the other woods in the space rather than matches. Or, in a more contemporary space, choose a sleek, structural fireplace that gives the impact of a piece of modern art.
Style of your home
Your fireplace should fit in with the overall “feel” of your home. If your decor is largely traditional, a minimalist wall-mounted fireplace could look out of place. Similarly, an ornate wood mantel may seem jarring when surrounded by simple furniture. Having said that, style is very personal, and you may prefer to mix things up!
Quality of your home
The overall quality of your home also informs your choice of fireplace. An “entry-level” fireplace and surround likely won’t compliment a home filled with quality furniture and fittings, but it might be perfect for a first home.
Prominence of the fireplace
If your fireplace is going to be the focal point of the room, it’s worth investing in a piece that holds attention. If you want a smaller corner model, you may want to create just a cozy nook at one end of the room.
Incorporating electronic equipment
If there is a television in the room, consider how it will be positioned relative to the fireplace. If the television is mounted above the fireplace, your fireplace should match its scale. You also need to consider how excess heat (as you may get from a gas fireplace) might affect your electronics. An electric fireplace may be safely positioned below a TV in most situations.