A part of Buhler's Midtown Collection, the Britton features a front set 50-inch landscape fireplace. It is available in three finishes, including Buhler's new finish, Claymore Oak. Suggested retail is $2,300.
Elements' Temple features faux stone that accents the heating insert as well as decorative molding, giving the electric fireplace an even realistic feel than previous designs. It can heat a 400-square foot room and comes with a remote control, which allows the user to change the temperature, turn the fireplace on or off, as well as dim or brighten the flame. Suggested retail is $498.
Twin-Star's Gothan media console and electric fireplace aims to be a cutting-edge centerpiece of a living room. The media cabinets' bow front with black-tempered glass and a brushed-metal finish frame the touch latch clear acryllic doors. Complement this piece with a contemporary ClassicFlame 26-inch insert or choose a traditional style insert for a more transitional look. Suggested retail is $999.
The Novella wall unit from Legends (with an optional media center/fireplace) features straight lines, lighted piers and a raised tempered glass console top. It is constructed from various species of solids and veneers and comes in a multistep dark chocolate finish. Suggested retail is $899.
A range of factors is sparking the evolution of electric fireplaces, from improvements in fireplace inserts to the many features in the wall mantles that surround them.