Fireplaces Within Cabinets Made Possible: Zero Clearance Inserts

August 23, 2011

Are you considering adding a fireplace during your home redesign? A great way to warm up in the winter and add a design element year-round, a fireplace built within bookshelves and cabinets to be a fantastic marriage of form and function.

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Many homeowners build shelves around their fireplace by using zero clearance inserts. Zero clearance simply means the fireplace has absolutely no extra space around it; it can be placed on a floor without footings and you can have other design elements, such as cabinets or bookshelves, built right next to it.

In addition to the aesthetic appeal of a fireplace built within bookshelves and cabinets, zero clearance fireplace inserts has several benefits:

  • They are a lot more cost-effective than any other form of fireplace on the market.
  • These fireplaces are low maintenance.
  • Homes without chimneys can still have a fireplace.
  • The fireplaces can be placed almost anywhere in the home and can actually be moved from one room to another fairly easily if you decide you’d like it somewhere else.
  • These fireplaces are energy efficient.

Want to get a few ideas of what a zero clearance fireplace insert might look like in your home? Visit the Heat & Glo interactive product finder or contact us!

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