Like many home owners wishing to give their living room a new lease of life, Brenda McNeill decided that a purchasing a new fireplace would have the most impact on her surroundings and it was whilst in the grip of another cold, damp and miserable British winter that Brenda finally decided that it was time to begin the search for a new fire to replace her old gas fire which was sitting in her fireplace unused and abandoned.
Like most of us who decide to upgrade a fire Brenda put in quite a lot of research and searched both online and also took to the pavements Â to see what was on offer on her local high street and in the out of town showrooms. After a couple of months of fruitless searching, and with spring supposedly upon us in the (wintery) month of April, Brenda finally stumbled across the Gr8 Fires website whilst looking on the internet.
Brenda Found the Perfect Fire for her Home with Gr8 Fires
Knowing that she definitely wanted to get rid of her old, unloved gas fire Brenda was pleased when she spotted the Dimplex Detroit Freestanding Electric Fire which benefits from the unique Optiflame effect. The fire fits flat to the wall making it perfect for smaller front rooms and also comes with a choice of a black or a chrome finish â meaning that there will be a version to suit almost any home. The Dimplex Detroit also comes with black coals and white pebbles for the fuel bed and in 1kW or 2kW heat output options, allowing you to decide on how much heat your room needs depending on its size.
Despite knowing that this was the fireplace for her, like many people Brenda still found it a little tricky to envisage exactly how the fire would look once installed in her living room. Of course, this is one of the very minor issues when buying a fireplace online however Brenda said that the cost was also a factor when it came to choosing a fire and the price of the Dimplex Detroit was unbeatable. In fact Brenda was more than happy with the discounted price which had almost a quarter of the original price off and even included free shipping.
Brenda also wasnât sure if the stylish surround was included and was very happy to find that, once the electric fire was delivered, it was in fact included, and as she notes, it really enhances the look of the whole fireplace.
âExceptional ServiceâŠI Could not Recommend a Better Firm and Productâ
Thanks to the inclement weather Brenda was more than pleased when her new Dimplex fire arrived within just three days of her having ordered it, with her exclaiming in her original product review that she was ââŠso happy with this purchaseâŠexceptional service from youâŠI could not recommend a better firm and product.â
In no time at all Brendaâs old gas fire was a thing of the past with the installer lifting it out of the fireplace and easily fitting the new electric fire in by simply passing the cable through the back of the fireplace. This meant that just three days after deciding on her new fireplace Brenda was able to enjoy a lovely, warm living room.
A Fire thatâs as Stunning as the Picture
Having previously been a little concerned whether the new fire would suit her living room and look like the picture Brenda was over the moon when she found that even when not switched on it more than lived up to her expectations. She further explains in her review, âLoved the fire, looks stunning as in the picture â absolutely beautifulâ. However once she switched the fire on she was even more delighted with the realistic Optiflame effect which looks just like real flames and adds a cosy feel to Brendaâs living room.
In fact, she was so impressed with the life like âflamesâ that Brenda even took photos of her new fire to send to her friends and family with many of them thinking that the electric fire was in fact a real, open coal fire!
Now Brenda finally has a fire she can be proud of and as you can see from the photo above, which she very kindly sent us, she has made a real welcoming feature of it in her home. The white pebbles look stunning with the matching white fireplace surround and the large candles on either side of the hearth add an extra stylish touch.
Now, one of Brendaâs favourite things to do in the evenings is to create a homely atmosphere by turning on the fire and just one lamp and sitting and relaxing in the glow of her new living room.