Feel that chill in the air? Autumn means fireplaces will be lighting up in many homes, but not everyone has a fireplace built into their place or has the option to. Just like the miniature tabletop fireplace we reviewed a year ago, there are quite a few great looking alternatives to bring a clean burning fire into your home even without a chimney...
Do you have a free wall that you wish a fireplace was in? This wall mounted model from Blomus ($1400) fits the bill with its thin design. Simply pour in the ethanol fuel and enjoy a full fireplace without the smoke. The clean lines and simple design are a great fit into any modern decor.
For those of us who only have a small free area in our rooms yet would like a fire feature, this fire column from Restoration Hardware ($250-$350) is a great fit. It uses one time fuel gel canisters to create a small yet pleasing warmth. As an added bonus, it blends into any decor and its portable too!
Maybe you have no room in your home for a fireplace so why not get one that does double duty. Unlike the other two fireplaces, this one from Bio-Blaze ($1200) also masquerades as a piece of furniture when not in use. This model also uses ethanol plus you can control the flame size which makes it extra flexible.
If you've got limited space, Brasa offers a variety of tabletop models, our favorite being the modernist Avani.