When people think of contemporary fireplaces, they often think of electric appliances. However, there are an increasing number of gas fires that incorporate contemporary, modern designs and features. In fact, if you want to know what the best contemporary gas fires are, keep reading…
What is a contemporary gas fire?
Talk to many people about gas fires, and they’ll probably immediately think of traditionally-styled fires that feature frets, old school fire baskets, brass frames and ornate decorative elements.
And, until recent years, that was pretty much what the majority of gas fires resembled.
However, as consumer tastes and interior decor trends have changed, so have the designs of gas fires.
An increasing number of gas fire manufacturers have sought to change the image of gas fires, introducing what we here at Direct Fireplaces call ‘contemporary gas fires’.
These are fires which embrace contemporary styles, designs and features, such as minimalist fascias, black, chrome, and other similar colours and finishes, and interesting installation features such as ‘hole in the wall’.
As you’re about to see, the very best examples of these contemporary gas fires look amazing and will suit even the most modern and cutting-edge of interior household designs.
The best contemporary gas fires for your home
As one of the UK’s largest online retailers of gas fires, our range of contemporary gas fires is too large to list in a single article. However, we’ve detailed below what we feel is a selection of our very best contemporary fires.
Flavel Jazz High Efficiency Hole in the Wall Gas Fire
There’s nothing quite like a hole in the wall fire. Being embedded in a wall, these fires look sleek, save space and create a truly eye-catching feature that’s hard to ignore.
The Flavel Jazz is a perfect example of this kind of fire, being a stylish, contemporary gas fire that’ll perfectly complement a modern, minimalist setting.
The Jazz isn’t all about looks, though. Being a gas fire, it’ll put out far more heat than a similar-looking electric fire, with a heat output of 3.2kW – plenty of heat to keep your average sized living room toasty warm.
It does all this with incredible efficiency, too, meaning that most of the gas fed into the fire is converted into tangible heat for your living space.
What’s more, the Flavel Jazz is packed with the latest tech, including a fully-automatic remote control with thermostat.
You can also choose from a black or chrome trim, making it easy to select a finish that’ll suit your home’s decor.
Gazco Logic HE Beat with Moulded Coals Conventional Flue Gas Fire
If you want to achieve a brutalist, modern feel to your living room, then the Beat is the perfect option.
In our opinion, the Beat is a gas fire that looks quite unlike any other; that’s thanks to its unusual cast iron construction – not something you see very often with a gas fire!
With smooth, slightly rounded edges and a simple Art Deco-inspired silhouette, the Beat is a fire that really will make a statement.
Further interesting detail is added to the Beat thanks to its moulded coal fuel bed, providing an enhanced level of realism.
However, like the other contemporary gas fires in this article, it’s an eminently practical appliance too, generating an impressive 4.1kW of heat at a very impressive efficiency of 89%.
The Beat also doesn’t neglect the need for convenience, featuring a handset that’ll let you control the fire from the comfort of your sofa.
For homes that don’t have a mains gas connection, the Beat is available in an LPG version.
Legend Evora with V2 Black Frame and Modular Pebble Fuel Bed Conventional Flue Inset Gas Fire
Are you sick of gas fires that are bedizened with chrome, brass, or other shiny finishes? Then the Legend Evora is for you.
With an unusual, yet attractive and striking black frame, the Legend Evora is a contemporary gas fire that certainly stands out from the crowd. In fact, because the Legend Evora’s black finish is so understated, it draws attention to itself – in the best possible way.
The Legend Evora marries its exceptional styling with exceptional efficiency, having a heat output of 4.45kW at an efficiency rate of 81%. This means it’ll keep your living room toasty warm without breaking the bank!
With a pebble fuel bed for added realism, the Legend Evora is a contemporary gas fire that the style-conscious homeowner can’t afford to ignore…
Crystal Fires Royale 3 Sided Inset with Montana Gas Fire
We know it’s a well-used cliché, but if a fire could be a ‘Designed by Apple’ fire, it’d be the Crystal Fires Royale.
With clinical, clean lines and finish and a minimalist overall design, the Royale is the ideal fit for homes that have a modern, contemporary decor.
Available in a range of finishes, including; copper, chrome, graphite, brushed steel, and black, it’s easy to select a version of the Royale that matches your living room’s broad look and feel.
It’s also available with either a coal or pebble effect fuel bed, adding an extra touch of realism.
Aside from looking fantastic, the Royale provides an impressive heat output of 4.31kW at an efficiency of 77%, meaning it’ll keep your living room warm on even the coldest of winter days.
Pureglow Zara Slimline Gas Fire
Tired of straight lines and linear designs? Then check out the Pureglow Zara; it’s a contemporary gas fire with a difference.
With a unique front face and boho design, the Zara is ‘different’ in all the right ways, creating a feature in the home that’s bound to draw comment and interest.
Thanks to its slimline profile, the Zara is suitable for any chimney and is available in two different beautiful finishes; graphite or full polished.
Looks aside, the Zara has a heat output of 3.1kW – enough to keep small to medium-sized living rooms nice and warm.
Crystal Fires Emerald Gem Hole in the Wall Gas Fire
Create a truly special focal point in your living room with the Crystal Fires Emerald Gem.
With a truly unique design, the Emerald Gem is a contemporary gas fire that’s at once both striking and practical, providing an impressive 4.2kW of heat.
With its open front and a choice of a coal or pebble fuel bed, the Emerald Gem is also a fire that exudes realism, creating a cosy, comforting ambience.
To make it easy to select a fire that matches your home’s decor, the Emerald Gem is available with either a black, chrome or brushed steel trim. There is also the option to add remote control functionality for a small extra cost.
EkoFires 5070 Wall Mounted Flueless Gas Fire
Should you want to create a truly eye-catching focal point in your home, then the EkoFires 5070 is one of the best ways of doing so.
The fire’s clean, straight lines and large viewing window give it a truly contemporary look and feel, whilst the black finish provides a subtle, premium finish.
A contemporary gas fire that is wall-mounted and able to operate without a flue, the 5070 has a heat output of 2.6kW at a truly incredible efficiency of 100%.
For added flexibility, the 5070 is available as an LPG version for homes that aren’t connected to the mains gas network.
Gazco Logic HE Designio2 Steel with Moulded Coals Conventional Flue Gas Fire
With a thoroughly modern, understated design, the Designio2 is a contemporary gas fire that’ll look the part in any home; no matter how stylish.
Featuring a shining black glass finish, the Designio2 has a moulded coal-effect fuel bed and a large viewing window, allowing you to enjoy an unobstructed view of the flames within.
The Designio2 also provides you with the option of either hearth installation or inbuilt installations further up the wall. This added flexibility is ideal if you want to create a truly unique focal point within your home.
Thanks to its 4.1kW heat output, the Designio2 also offers plenty of heat for your average sized living room. Plus, with an efficiency of 89%, the Designio2 will fill your room with heat, without emptying your wallet of money!
Light up your interior decor with a new contemporary gas fire
If you want to transform your home this year, there’s no better way to do so than with a contemporary gas fire from Direct Fireplaces.
Aside from offering one of the largest ranges of contemporary gas fires online, we also offer FREE mainland UK delivery, 14-day no hassle returns, and a range of finance options (including 0% interest over 12 months) to help you spread the cost of your new fireplace.
Should you have any questions prior to purchase, we also have a team of friendly experts who are happy to provide any advice and guidance you require. You can reach them on 0161 516 0749 or at: [email protected].
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