Alternatives to fireplaces: Our top 5 picks

bioethanol wall mounted fireplace in contemporary white kitchen
Bioethanol alternatives to fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular (Image credit: Go Modern Furniture)

There are many alternatives to fireplaces out there but some are most certainly better than others. 

There are also several reasons why people hunt for these alternatives to fireplace ideas — the main ones being because they have no chimney, live in a smokeless zone or simply don't want the hassle that setting, maintaining and cleaning an open fire or wood burning stove can entail. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.