Electric fireplaces are ideal for condos, where gas and wood-burning fireplaces are not available. But which electric fireplace models are best for condo apartments? In our experience selling electrics for almost 20 years, there are different considerations when purchasing fireplaces for condos vs. houses. Here’s a brief overview of our Best Electric Fireplaces for Condos.
Best electric fireplaces for condos when you can’t rebuild the existing wall
Reframing an existing wall for a fireplace can be more challenging in a condo than it may be in a house. New buildings may have less than 4 inches of space inside the walls, making it impossible to flush-mount a fireplace. The wall where you want the fireplace may also be concrete, again making it impossible to flush-mount a fireplace. You could build a new wall, but that may be more work than you are willing to take on. An ideal solution is an electric fireplace that’s specifically made to be mounted on the wall surface.
The Napoleon Stylus is one such unit and is our pick for one of the best electric fireplaces for condos. It features a striking asymmetrical cabinet design, with shelf to one side.
Another of our picks for best electric fireplaces for condos is the Amantii 2939-Tru-View-XL. Its vertical orientation and wrap-around glass makes it ideal for wall-mounting in narrow spaces.
Best electric fireplaces for condos when you don’t have an electrical connection where you need it
When the electrical connection is not exactly where you’d like to mount a fireplace, a cabinet design can be the best option. Both Napoleon and Dimplex make mantel packages that are on our list of the best electric fireplaces for condos. The beauty of a cabinet design is that the cabinet can hide the electrical outlet and cords. Cabinet designs follow trends, and are changed frequently, to keep up with the latest styles.
Best electric fireplaces for condos where space is tight
Even in large condos, wall space can be at a premium, because of all the windows. Napoleon makes one of the best electric fireplaces for condos that have tight spaces, with their vertical 32 and 38 inch units. These units may be mounted on the wall surface, or flush in a wall, but take up only 16 inches of width.
Napoleon makes another of our picks for best electric fireplaces for condos, in their Alluravision slim line. These units may be surface-mounted or flush-mounted, and are only 4.5 inches deep. This means that they will not take up a lot of space in the room, even if they are surface mounted.
The Amantii Cube, with its speaker base, does double duty as a fireplace and Bluetooth speaker, making it an ideal candidate for one of the best electric fireplaces for condos where space is tight.
Best electric fireplaces for condos where there isn’t enough storage
When storage is at a premium, as it often is in condos, the best electric fireplaces are those that offer added storage space. These units often take the form of media cabinets, like these https://www.stylishfireplaces.ca/product-tag/media-cabinet/
Stylish Fireplaces & Interiors specializes in electric fireplaces and custom designs. Their Toronto-area showroom features over 50 units displayed in wall displays finished with unique materials like leather, wood, stone, metal and brick. They are NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialists and can help with complete design-build fireplace projects.