Best New Electric Fireplaces of 2021: Napoleon Stylus wallmounts

How do you add a fireplace to a room without doing any construction? There are all-in-one mantel packages, which include a furniture cabinet and fireplace in a single package. But these are dwindling in numbers as Canadians look to more contemporary designs. Napoleon’s answer is their growing Stylus series of wallmounts, one of our picks for the best new electric fireplaces of 2021. What started out as a single design has now grown to a series that includes 2 designs: Cara and Steinfeld.

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Napoleon Stylus fireplace family includes Cara and Steinfeld designs

The striking black and white Cara was the original Stylus model. Its unique asymmetrical design has captured the imagination of many homeowners who were looking for a stylish and practical show piece. An offset firebox framed in black sits within a bold white platform and L-shaped frame.

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Napoleon Stylus – Cara model NEFP32-5019W

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A warm burnished walnut frame encloses the Steinfeld, the latest addition to the Stylus family. With a more symmetrical design than Cara, the firebox is still offset to the left to make way for a pretty and practical shelf to the right.

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Napoleon Stylus – Steinfeld NEFP32-5320BW

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The ability to choose an all-in-one package from 2 distinctly different designs is what makes the Stylus family one of our picks for the best new electric fireplaces of 2021.

Napoleon Stylus fireplace family is pretty and practical

Napoleon has packed a lot of features into their Stylus models, combining design impact with useful features like a display/charging shelf, and optional heating. Further proof that the Napoleon Stylus deserves to be one of our best electric fireplaces of 2021.

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Napoleon Stylus fireplaces include a double USB charging station that changes from red to green as the device is charged.

Both models offer a shelf to the right of the firebox, where a dual USB charger changes from red to green as your devices reach full charge. When you’re not charging a device, you can display books or decorative items on the ledge, and highlight them with the accent light that changes colour from cool to warm light, with 4 levels of brightness at a touch of the controls.

Heating is optional on almost all electric fireplaces, including the Stylus family. The flames may be operated with or without the heater. When the heater is on, warm air blows out from the front of the unit, making it perfectly safe for your TV to be placed above the Stylus. Not everyone needs or wants to have a heater on their fireplace, but it’s nice to know that you have the option for supplemental heat even on fireplaces as stylish as the Stylus family.

Napoleon Stylus fireplace family offers heat with control

When you do want to use your electric fireplace for heating, it’s important to have control over the amount of heat. Like all Napoleon electric fireplaces, the Stylus units have thermostat control on both the remote and touch-pad. Temperature settings range from 61 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (or 16 to 29 degrees Celsius). Another important feature for families with young children is the heat lockout feature, which allows you to keep wandering fingers from turning on the heat when you aren’t looking. You also have the ability to set the timer to turn off the entire fireplace; settings range from 30 minutes to 8 hours. This kind of control, even on a fireplace as decorative as the Napoleon Stylus, makes it one of the best electric fireplaces of 2021.

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Napoleon Stylus models come with touch controls as well as a remote.

Napoleon Stylus fireplace family includes both crystals and birch logs

There’s no doubt that the Stylus designs, both Cara and Steinfeld, have contemporary appeal. As such, clear crystals in 2 sizes are included with Stylus fireplaces, as well as birch logs to be mixed with the crystals if desired. With an open platform in front of the flames, you can easily change the media and add your own options, from driftwood to real pebbles.

Napoleon Stylus fireplace family comes in 2 different sizes

Not only are the Napoleon Cara and Steinfeld stylistically different, they are also different sizes. While the Cara stretches to almost 60 inches of width, the Steinfeld is slightly more petite as just 53 inches wide. This gives homeowners not only a choice of design, but also a choice of size. Our clients love to have options, so this sort of versatility confirms our choice of the Napoleon Stylus as one of the best electric fireplaces of 2021.

Napoleon Stylus fireplace family offers versatile flame options

As with other Napoleon wall-mounted fireplaces, the Stylus models have flame colours that include yellow, orange and blue, and combinations of those that create pinks and purples. There are also 4 brightness settings. Add to this 6 ember bed colours and the ability to cycle through all 6, and you have multiple colour settings to take your Stylus fireplace from a traditional orange glowing flame to a contemporary or seasonal blue and ‘aurora borealis’ effect.  There’s no excuse for getting stuck in a rut with the Napoleon Stylus fireplace family; these are fireplaces that can keep up with your changing tastes.

Napoleon Stylus fireplaces are easy to install

If you’re going to design an all-in-one fireplace that requires no construction, it needs to be easy to install. The Stylus fireplaces were designed with easy installation in mind, so that homeowners with minimal skills and basic tools can get the job done. The Stylus fireplaces come with a cord and plug, and can also be direct-wired if your electrical connection allows. Direct-wiring allows you to eliminate the cord and hide the electrical connection behind the unit, for a neater finish.

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Stylish Fireplaces knows that adding a fireplace to your home can be challenging. With an electric fireplace and their NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialists, it’s easy to create a space you’ll love to share with family and friends. Check out all the options and connect with their experts for help to find the perfect electric fireplace for you. You’ll live stylishly ever after. 

 

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