Feb 07

Find the Right Fireplace

With so many options available, choosing a fireplace can be overwhelming. Your lifestyle, home, and personal design preferences are a great starting point to identifying the right fireplace for your project.

Here are some questions to consider before you begin your project:

Where will the unit go? With no venting or piping required, Dimplex fireplaces can be installed almost anywhere in the home. The kitchen, home office, master bedroom and bath are very popular trends today – consider a non-traditional approach to your design.

Do you have an existing fireplace or stove? Converting an unusable or condemned fireplace is a great way to bring atmosphere and functionality back to the room. Adding a fireplace insert is a simple and affordable way to bring your fireplace back to life.

Renovating or building a new home? Your architect or contractor can add style and focus to your home by incorporating a fireplace early in the design stage. Take advantage of their expertise and add flare to your space. You can even do something unique and custom with a Dimplex fireplace insert.

Are you interested in a fireplace for its warmth or its aesthetic appearance? Dimplex fireplaces provide flames with or without heat, getting the best of both worlds. You can turn on the heat during cold temperatures, or operate just the flame during the summer months for atmosphere. With over one hundred styles to choose from – no compromise is required!

Do you need your fireplace to function as a TV stand? Not all spaces allow room for both a fireplace and a media center for a television. Dimplex has a wide selection of media consoles that combine the need for media solution and fireplace creating one functional and beautiful focal point.

Is safety a concern? The safety of your children and pets is the most important thing when decorating your home. Rest assured with a Dimplex fireplace, because it will always remain cool to touch, making it safe for your children and pets.

What look do you want for your home? With many styles to choose from, matching your décor is easy and fun. Dimplex offers traditional, contemporary and transitional styles in floor-standing, wall mount and built-in fireplaces making the possibilities endless.

What is your fireplace budget? Determining your budget will help to identify available fireplace options for your project. Dimplex fireplaces range from $99 – $2500. 

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Comments (23)

  • Cindy on February 9th, 2012 at 1:04am

    I’m looking for an Electric fireplace with a mantle. 59 inches wide and 19 inches deep. With LED.
    Do you have that?

  • Bryan Tullos on February 10th, 2012 at 11:38pm

    what is the price on fieldstone electric fire place model number SMP-904-ST. Need to know shipping cost as well. What is ETA on delivery. Thanks.

    Bryan Tullos

    • chad on February 13th, 2012 at 2:43pm

      Hello Bryan,

      You can visit any of our online dealers to view the cost and shipping methods. Here is a link to ElectricFireplacesDirect.com http://bit.ly/wfSmgV or you can visit our Buy Online page to see more of our online dealers. http://dimplex.com/featured_online_dealers

  • Sheryl Tolle on February 11th, 2012 at 6:32pm

    I am wanting to purchase an electric fireplace to insert into the wall. I also would like for the fireplace to have glass doors. Which fireplace would be best. I want heat as well as the real look of a fireplace. I don’t have a fireplace in my home, but I am having a wall built for the electric fireplace.

    • chad on February 13th, 2012 at 3:57pm

      Hello Sheryl,

      I would recommend one of the Built-in fireplaces, I think the BFSL33 http://bit.ly/wmoQco with BFSL33DOOR should be recommended as it is more modern, has a LED flame effect and minimal depth. All of these products have excellent heat output when wired at 208v or 240v but can produce supplemental heat if installed at 110/120volts.

      Hope this helps!

  • Norbert Hock on February 14th, 2012 at 11:49am

    what is the price on the opti myst smoke and flame(220v).also need to know shipping cost to Rio de Janeiro – Brasil

  • Marilyn on February 21st, 2012 at 3:15pm

    I am looking for a slimline electric fireplace that has a finished back and can be hung from the ceiling. It will be going in a 4-season sunroom that has glass walls, hence the need for the finished back. Alternatively, I would consider a ceiling hung orb type electric fireplace because I could then mount in the corner of my sunroom vs. along the glass wall. Does Dimplex make such a product or are ceiling hung fireplaces in the works for the near future? Thanks.

    • chad on February 22nd, 2012 at 2:31pm

      Hello Marilyn,

      Thanks for your interesting idea, but sadly we don’t have anything at this time. We also can’t say that any of our fireboxes can be used in this application as they have never been tested for it.

  • Pamela on February 22nd, 2012 at 7:16pm

    Do you have a model to fit my Fireplace opening of 24.5 wide x 32.25 high ???
    ( an electric plug- in )
    Thank you for your help,

  • laurie harris on March 14th, 2012 at 12:12am

    Where can I find a replacement thermostat for my seven year old electric Charmglow fireplace, model 451034.

    • chad on March 22nd, 2012 at 12:14pm

      Hello Laurie,

      This is not one of our products!

  • c collesano on April 5th, 2012 at 6:37am

    interested in an optymist fireplace. when will more options on mantels be available. the two now available are both unattractive.

    • chad on April 11th, 2012 at 7:13pm

      Hello Collesano,

      At this point we have no launch dates for any new OptiMyst mantels. You can keep coming back to our Dimplex page for updates.

  • Joe on October 8th, 2012 at 4:18pm

    In one of your replies you talked about plugging into 240v vs 110v Are all dimplex fireplaces able to do this? (specifically opti-myst inserts)

    • chad on October 19th, 2012 at 7:57pm

      Hello Joe,

      Thank you for your question regarding our fireplaces, at this time only our built-in fireplaces have the ability to plug into 240v versus 110v, check out our Firebox category section of our website for our built in product selection. Unfortunately the Optimyst inserts do not fall into this category.

  • Julie on October 16th, 2012 at 9:02pm

    Does the essex have glass doors that are cool-to-touch? I have a toddler, so this is a must.

    • chad on October 17th, 2012 at 12:34pm

      Hey Julie,

      All of our fireplaces are cool-to-touch and are very safe for children. You can read more on this blog post we wrote – Make the Safer Choice – Go Electric

  • j on October 30th, 2012 at 9:22am

    Specifically what products can run dual voltage?

    • j on October 30th, 2012 at 9:24am

      nevermind.. I saw your reply above…

  • electric fireplaces essex on December 28th, 2013 at 7:59am

    Thanks for sharing some great tips! I will definitely be referring back to this awesome list though for help in the future.

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