2018 has been a cold year. One of the coldest years in a very long time for that matter. There were many day and nights of sitting around the fireplace enjoying a hot beverage with a good book or chilling with friends and family around the fireplace. Indoor living has never seemed so appealing as it was this winter. The only time to go outside on the weekend was to get the essential provisions such as wine, coffee, and food to get set for a lazy day in front of the fireplace. It was a time for the Hibernation Nation.
Whether you like the cold weather or not, a good fireplace becomes one your best friends in Winters like these and having a decent fireplace really makes a difference.
But What Makes a Good Fireplace?
Well, obviously it’s primary goal is to keep you toasty and warm, but character and aesthetics are both highly regarded qualities as well.
In this post, we will take a look at some of the stand out freestanding fireplaces of the year. These are the fireplaces that blend aesthetics, efficiency, and charm seamlessly and become another member of the family.
Freestanding fireplaces have a nostalgic charm that will never go out of fashion. So, let’s take a look at some of the best of 2018.
The Lopi Cape Cod
The Lopi Cape Cod blends traditional styling with modern engineering to create an efficient and beautiful free standing fireplace. It can also be used as an oven and features a convection fan that pushes the air out to make your house toasty and warm in a more efficient manner. The Cape Cod is a high-performance freestanding machine.
The first thing you will notice about the Lopi Cape Cod is its classic appearance. It looks like it could be a fireplace from yesteryear yet has all the features and modern engineering marvels that makes the Cape Cod one of the stand out fireplaces of 2018.
The Lopi Endeavor
Here is another engineering cast iron marvel from the good people at Lopi. This baby features gold trimming around the looking glass for a more opulent appeal. It looks great and performs even better and features a cooktop for whipping up some culinary wizardry, while keeping onlookers warm around the Endeavor. Lopi’s design and manufacturing ensure that it is of the highest quality and all mechanical parts work seamlessly. It’s a stylish and functional freestanding fireplace that has definitely earned its place on the list.
The Lopi Rockport
The rockin’ Rockport. The Rockport is solid in all the aspects that you would want in a freestanding heater. It’s a workhorse that is finished with elegant European stylings. It’s one of the most efficient freestanding wood heaters on the market that will burn for hours and it produces next to no emissions. The firebox is one of the biggest in the range and the extra-large looking glass gives you unfettered views as the flames go to work on providing you with warmth and relaxation. It’s built tough, as are all Lopi fireplaces and will keep on keeping on for many winters to come.
Now let’s take a look at one of the best performers in the gas range.
The Lopi Greenfield Gs2
The Lopi Greenfield combines the convenience of gas with the traditional stylings of a freestanding wood-fired fireplace. It features high definition faux logs that are the next best thing to the real thing. They look so real in fact that this fireplace is an award-winning masterpiece and a major player in the gas freestanding fireplace range. It also features an extra-large looking glass, so you can get lost while gazing at the flames as they dance around and delight you with their beauty and warmth.
The Lopi Cypress Gs2
I love the design of the Lopi Cypress Gs2. It has three looking glasses. One on the front and two on the sides, that allows you to peer into flames from all sides – except the rear of course. It’s an award-winning Embyre fire burner and its realistic logs make it the perfect choice for those who want the convenience of gas and the nostalgia of a wood fireplace.
These are just a few of my favourite freestanding fireplaces. There are many more on the market that could easily make the list, but unfortunately, I don’t have all day to bang on about freestanding fireplaces. Winter may be over, but start considering getting your hands on one these freestanding fireplaces for next year because we all know the story about the squirrels. If you don’t, the moral of the story is preparation and you can always be friendly and invite the unprepared squirrels who are shivering out in the cold to come and enjoy your toasty warm fireplace. Stay Warm.