12 Ventless Gas Fireplaces
Originally contributed by Amanda Naccarato
Amanda Naccarato is a lifestyle writer passionate about pop culture, crafting, and all things DIY. When she's not writing, you can find her binge-watching Netflix or spending an unhealthy amount of time wandering IKEA. Published work appears in Today's Parent, Emerge Magazine, and GH360.
Let's face it, not everyone can have a wood-burning fireplace, or even a gas one, in their home. Standard natural gas or propane-powered fireplaces require venting systems that limit their placement.
But luckily, another option exists — ventless gas fireplaces.
A vent-free fireplace still runs on either natural gas or propane, but doesn't need a vent to expel exhaust fumes outside of the home.
You might be scratching your head wondering how this isn’t a complete red flag in the safety-hazard department.
However, according to Home Advisor, a ventless gas fireplace creates smokeless heat with minimal exhaust that is safe when properly operated within the manufacturer's parameters.
Of course, if you don't already have a carbon monoxide detector in your home — which you should — installing one near your new ventless gas fireplace is a must.
This means that you have the freedom to choose from an array of fireplace styles, any of which could effortlessly fit in your dwelling, without cutting a hole in your walls.
1. Ultra Modern And Linear
When thinking of a fireplace, most people probably envision a traditional fireplace complete with a mantel and hearth.
However, modern linear fireplaces are as chic as they are efficient in warming any room.
These wall-mounted fireplaces run on either natural gas or propane and can be customized to fit your home’s aesthetic. Many also come with a remote control.
2. Embrace Traditional
Perhaps a modern fireplace isn’t for you Instead, you may be craving a touch of farmhouse chic and if this quaint ventless gas fireplace doesn’t scream rustically charming, we don’t know what does.
Unlike modern units, these styles use ceramic fiber logs for a natural look.
3. See-Through Meets Chic
Whether you want to separate one large room into two differentiated spaces or simply crave a dwelling that maximizes as much natural light as possible, a see-through fireplace can be the perfect option for your home.
You can enjoy the flickering flames from either side!
4. Rustic Gas Stove
Channel the quaint feeling of a little rustic cottage in the countryside with this style of ventless gas fireplace.
Though compact, these freestanding stoves can often heat up to 1,000 square feet.
5. Take It Outside
Who said ventless gas fireplaces were limited to the indoors?
An outdoor ventless gas fire place takes the simplicity of an indoor vent-free heat source and reinvents it to stand up to the elements.
6. Good Things Come In Threes
What’s so appealing about a three-sided natural gas fireplace? Maybe it’s the fact that you can admire the dancing of flames from any angle.
7. Embrace Traditional, Part 2
Here’s another stand-alone heater that proves the timelessness of picturesque fireplaces complete with a mantel and hearth.
In a dark wood, the look becomes very Downton Abbey and some models even come with extension pieces so they can fit in corners snuggly.
8. Keep It Contemporary
If you’re looking for a fireplace that makes jaw drops with just one glance, this contemporary ventless gas fireplace is for you.
The linear firebox mimics the idea of a hearth with the tall accent wall.
9. Take The No-Frills Approach
The simplicity of this built-in modern fireplace adds a sophisticated touch to an already tranquil space. As you can see in the photo, this style is also great outdoors. Cheers to keeping it modest!
10. Corner Fireplace With A Twist
This two-sided linear firebox takes a spin on what is traditionally considered a corner fireplace. The zero-clearance ventless gas fireplace is carved into the wall for a stunning architectural feature that brings the wow-factor to this charming living room.
11. Opt For The Complete Package
Perhaps it's the sleekness of the square firebox, paired with the stunning ocean backdrop of this modern living room, that makes this stand-alone ventless gas fireplace so luxurious.
12. Fueled By Pellets
It’s almost hard to believe that this rustic stove doesn’t burn wood, but instead operates on pellets.
Unlike the other ventless gas fire places on this list, this stove is powered by premium pellet fuel, as opposed to natural gas or propane.