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.