What Style of Fireplace is Right For You?


Gas fueled fireplaces are one of the most popular choices today. They have many advantages over traditional wood including safety, versatility of placement, and ease of use and maintenance. At Ortal Heat we offer a wide variety of choices for San Francisco contemporary fireplaces. Each style has its own unique advantages, so read on to find out more.

Front Facing Fireplaces

As the name implies, these fireplaces are open on the front and closed on the other three walls. This style closely mimics traditional wood-burning fireplaces and should be placed against walls or inside central columns. It’s the perfect choice if you want a natural look throughout the room.

Space Creator Fireplaces

For cutting edge modern design, take a look at these fireplaces. Space Creators are open on three sides. This makes them appear to float in the room instead of visually cutting it off with solid walls. This style is quite dramatic and is best suited for large or open plan rooms.

Tunnel Fireplaces

These pull double duty. They’re an unusual, attention-grabbing design that can be enjoyed from two adjacent rooms. Tunnel fireplaces are open at the front and back, making them perfect to be embedded within a wall.

Standalone Fireplaces

Don’t think you have to be limited to walls when placing a fireplace. Standalone units can be placed in the center of a large room or outdoor patio. You can also place them near walls for a different look.

Modular Fireplaces

Bigger is better when it comes to modular fireplaces. These multi-unit fireplaces flow seamlessly around corners and down long stretches of wall. Each modular unit can be independently controlled, and they’re available in front, corner, and three sided styles.

Corner Fireplaces

Corner fireplaces are open on the front and a side. This allows two different angles of viewing, so you could style a large room with two seating areas. It also creates a modern, angular effect in the space.

Three Sided Fireplaces

These fireplaces are open on the front and both sides, but not the back. This design works well in a large room where you want your gas fireplace to take center stage. They look especially attractive with a hearth mantle, creating a blend of modern and traditional.

Indoor/Outdoor Fireplaces

Don’t be limited to interior walls when it comes to fireplaces. Indoor/Outdoor units integrate with exterior walls, letting you enjoy the view from both inside and your patio or garden. They are sealed, weatherproof, and designed for durability.

Traditional Fireplaces

This style offers a contemporary twist on classic wood-burning fireplaces. These combine the advantages of a gas fireplace with more classic aesthetics like a brick mantle and backing, simulated logs, and more.