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Can You Put An Electric Fireplace in a Bathroom?

Can you put an electric fireplace in a bathroom

The bathroom probably isn’t the first room in the house when you think of elegance. However, a bathroom can be quite charming and comfortable when appropriately designed. Homeowners may like to spend time getting ready in the morning or before an event in a beautiful luxurious environment. One way to enhance your bathroom is to install an electric fireplace.

Can you put an electric fireplace in a bathroom? Most people think of fireplaces as something that belongs in the living room. However, there are several ways to incorporate a fireplace into your bathroom. You’ll also find a lot of positive things about it after it’s installed. Plus, while some people think it may not be safe, that’s not the case.

Benefits of a Fireplace in the Bathroom

Benefits of a Fireplace in the Bathroom
There are numerous benefits to putting an electric fireplace in the bathroom.

You may not realize it, but there are numerous benefits to putting an electric fireplace in the bathroom, especially compared to traditional fireplaces. Here are just some of the many reasons you should install an electric fireplace in your bathroom:

1. Attractive

Create an atmosphere and relaxation.

Like most people, you want your bathroom to look good. An electric fireplace can instantly increase the look of a bathroom. It stands out as a conversation piece when people come to visit. You will also be a trendsetter, making everyone who sees it want one of their own. It will not only impress your guests, but you’ll also love how it looks, too.

There are several styles and design options, so you should be able to find a fireplace that you like, no matter what your decor. You can start by looking online and then going to stores to see them yourself. Shopping for your new electric fireplace for your bathroom is part of the fun!

2. Soothing

A fireplace is the ultimate space heater in a bathroom.

Imagine relaxing in a nice, warm tub full of bubbles with a glass of wine and the lights low while surrounded by the dancing flames of an electric fireplace. It’s paradise right in your bathroom! Most of us don’t have time to visit the spa or take time out for ourselves, and a bathroom fireplace is a quick, simple way to escape right at home. You don’t necessarily need a fireplace to enjoy a soothing bath, but it would be nice, right? Just don’t forget to have someone else watch the kids for an hour (or two).

3. Increase Value of Home

Increase Value of Home
Realtors have long known that a well-designed bathroom adds a significant boost to a home’s resale value.

When you are ready to sell your house, you will be glad that you installed your electric fireplace. It’s a great way to add a bit of luxury to the mind of potential home buyers. Most other homes probably won’t offer this additional focal point in the master bathroom. While an electric fireplace may not add that much value to your home, it’s more attractive to buyers because it improves the living area, decreases the carbon footprint by using less energy and has little to no maintenance. 

A real fireplace can increase the value of your home but is more costly due to maintenance, fuel (wood/gas), and accessories. Plus, it’s more time-consuming to operate. For example, you have to build a fire for a wood fireplace and constantly keep it going. A gas fireplace needs monitoring so that there are no leaks and so that you do not run out of fuel. Overall, an electric fireplace is much more attractive to prospective buyers.

4. Heat

MagikFlame’s infrared heater takes the chill off even the coldest of rooms.

Everyone needs a good heat source in the bathroom. You may get more heat into the master bathroom when installing your electric fireplace than space heaters. This can be nice when you get out of the tub on a cold day. There’s no need to adjust the thermostat for the whole house if you only need heat in the bathroom. This actually makes it a cost-effective heating option.

This particular brand of electric fireplaces has a 4600 BTU heat coil. This is more than enough to heat even a relatively large room. The heat is adjustable. You can set it to be as hot as you’d like. You can set it to mid-temperature. You can even turn it completely off if you want to.

5. No Wood or Mess

Traditional fireplaces may require wood. This means you need a place to store the wood. Wood can also be quite messy. With an electric fireplace, you don’t need to worry about where to keep wood or clean up every time you burn a fire. This means less hauling wood and sweeping.

No Toxic Fumes

Fireplaces can emit toxic fumes that require a substantial amount of ventilation. In some cases, this can cause respiratory problems or even death. Electric fireplaces don’t have any poisonous fumes whatsoever. You can run it in an area without perfect ventilation.

Decorating Tips for a Fireplace in the Bathroom

When you decide you want a fireplace in the bathroom, you need to figure out how to incorporate that with the room’s design. Here are a couple of tips when it comes to styling your fireplace.

1. Consider Space

You don’t want to take up your entire bathroom with your fireplace. Before you start shopping, take a look at the square footage of your bathroom to determine if there is enough space. Your bathroom will not look great if the fireplace overshadows the rest of the room and makes it look small.

2. Place Fireplace Near Sitting Area

You want your fireplace to be placed in a strategic area where it can be seen. You also want it to be located next to where you’ll be relaxing in the tub or getting ready in the morning, increasing the ambiance.

3. Choose a Fireplace that Matches the Rest of the Bathroom

There are a lot of fireplace designs out there. You obviously want your fireplace to match the rest of your bathroom interior design. You need to pick a fireplace design that fits the aesthetic you want to create. While the colors don’t necessarily need to match, you want the styles to be similar. You don’t want a classic bathroom with a modern-looking fireplace. If you can match the style, that can make it tie into your home design even better.

4. Think Beyond the Fireplace

The fireplace is most likely the focal point of your bathroom, but you need to include the decor and furniture in the design. It’s up to you whether you want to match the fireplace with the items you already have or if you want to refresh the look and buy new things.

Safety with a Fireplace in the Bathroom

One of the biggest concerns with an electric fireplace is that it may not be safe due to the amount of water in the bathroom. However, it can be pretty safe when you follow safety precautions. Here are tips on safety with a fireplace in the bathroom.

1. Keep Away From Water/Flammable Items

Naturally, you want to keep your fireplace a safe distance from any water or flammable items. While not nearly as dangerous as a traditional fireplace, there is always a slight danger surrounding electric items – especially around water. Water and electricity do not mix, so you don’t want to put the fire close too close to any faucets. Be careful not to splash on the fireplace while bathing or washing your hands, even if it is a safe distance away. You also want to keep all flammable items away in case there is an electrical problem that creates sparks.

2. Use Proper Outlets

Naturally, you need proper electrical wiring to handle the fireplace. You must use grounded outlets that shut down if they come in contact with moisture. It’s also best to use direct outlets instead of extension cords. You should also be mindful not to plug in a cord that may be damaged.

3. Handle With Care

You need to be careful when operating and handling your electric fireplace. A fireplace can offer the same amount of heat as an electric heater. You should unplug the fireplace heater every time you are done using it. You should also not touch the glass when moving the fireplace. Different fireplaces come with different rules, so be careful to read your MagikFlame electric fireplace buying guide carefully.

Buying the Right Electric Fireplace for Your Bathroom

There are a lot of options out there when you start shopping. You want to buy the right one to get the right look for your fireplace and maximize its benefits. While purchasing an electric fireplace, use these tips and consider additional information in our electric fireplace buying guide

1. Set a Budget

The first thing you need to do when you start shopping is stick to your budget. Only look at fireplaces that fit. Don’t forget to account for the cost of framing, installation, and accessories. Generally speaking, the average fireplace (including installation) costs $1000 – $2000. Of course, there are high-end ones that can cost much more.

2. Get Realistic Flames

Get Realistic Flames
MagikFlame uses state-of-the-art holographic technology to make the most realistic flames.

If you are going to spend money on a fireplace for the bathroom, you want it to have a true-to-life flame effect. The problem is that electric fireplaces don’t use real flames. However, several companies use realistic flames that would fool almost anyone unless they looked closely. MagikFlame doesn’t simply use flicker lights like some of the competition; they use a fireplace insert that generates the most authentic flames and sounds available.

3. Pick the Right Fireplace Style

There are many variations of fireplaces. Some units are decorative but large and bulky, while others are sleek and high definition, minimalist. There are also slight differences in how you need to install them and care for them. There are four basic electric fireplace styles to choose from:

Built-in Electric Fireplace

Built-in units are built into the structure of your home. These are some of the most realistic electric fireplaces. However, you only want to install these fireplaces during new construction or in-depth remodel. These fireplaces may contain an additional heater for cold days, but they can be turned off on warm days. You can change the intensity or even the color of the flames with remote control.

Wall Mount

A surface mount electric fireplace is a sleek fireplace that you simply mount on the wall and plug into the electrical outlet. They provide one of the most modern looks, as they are generally relatively thin. They also have some of the most beautiful flames when with the option for an LED background. You may even get a log set to appear on the wall-mounted fireplace screen.

Tv Stand/Mantel

While you likely won’t have a television in your bathroom as in your living room, you can still use a TV stand-style freestanding fireplace. This will be easy to install due to it being one complete unit. It may take up some room, but it also provides a beautiful place to keep knick-knacks., adding to the beauty and personalization of your master bath.


Electric fireplace inserts are a firebox designed to fit into an existing fireplace space. This is an excellent option for someone who wants to use the fireplace space they already have in their home but not the fireplace itself. The inserts provide more attractive and efficient options in an existing area. The inserts can also give the appearance of wood-burning fireplaces with the right electric log set. If putting the insert inside an old gas fireplace, the insert will require venting. Luckily, most bathrooms already have built-in ventilation systems.

Installing an Electric Fireplace in Your Bathroom

1. Get the Right Size

You want a fireplace that fits well into your bathroom. You don’t want it so large to the point that it swallows the room or gets too hot. You also don’t want it to be so small that it isn’t aesthetically pleasing or able to heat the room. Several factors come into play, including the square footage of the space, the height of the ceilings, the placement of outlets, and ventilation. One of the things you need to consider is the BTU. This is the amount of energy that comes from the unit. A professional can help you pick the correct size.

2. Install in a Place Out of Reach of Kids/Pets

The most damaging things that could happen to a MagikFlame electric fireplace are kids and pets. Take the initiative by installing the fireplace in a location that will keep it out of the way of any kids or pets in your home. This includes the electrical cords. As long as the fireplace is out of harm’s way, you shouldn’t need to lock the bathroom door.

3. Hire a Professional

Ultimately, it’s best to get a professional’s help to install your electric fireplace. An electrician will know how to install it safely and securely. You also get the added benefit of a warranty in the case that it is not installed properly. You won’t get that same deal if you hang it yourself and it falls.

MagikFlame Electric Fireplace

1. Low-Power LED Lights

The glow of the fireplace is what gives it its soothing properties. This is the only fireplace on the market that uses 30 low-power LED fire lamps to really give an authentic glow. Understand more value with our utility bill cost calculator tool

2. High Quality

This is not one of the best electric fireplace brands out there- it is the best. You will be purchasing a high-quality, reliable product. It will last longer and look great while also heating your home. You can’t go wrong.

3. Technology

Almost all electric fireplaces come with a remote, but they don’t all have Bluetooth. These do! You can control your fireplace from the convenience of your smartphone. You don’t even need to be in the mood to change the settings if you want to get things set up before heading to the bathroom. Experience the MagikFlame Flame Gallery

4. Scent

Not only will you experience authentic flames, logs, and rusted brass, but you will also experience authentic scents. The optional add-on of the scent atomizer will make your bathroom smell better than the rest of your home with a fresh-cut winter pine scent.

So to answer the question, can you put an electric fireplace in a bathroom? The answer is absolutely! It is safe, and it may even increase the appeal to future homeowners. Start shopping for your MagikFlame fireplace today.

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