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Old 12-08-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Electric Fireplace built into the wall


I really wanted to add an electric fireplace to my family room, both for ambiance and for the additional heat. I had two obstacles... one a VERY small budget for this project. Two, almost NO good spot to put one.

I was looking at something like this:



Afterall, there was literally no space to put one. SO I came up with an idea...

I went to the clearance center of a local furniture store and bought a fireplace with a heavily damaged mantel for $90! I removed the firebox, made some small modifications to it, and inserted it into the partition wall between my family room and laundry room. I drywalled tightly around it. It works perfectly, looks spectacular and synched right up to my universal remote!


The picture DEFINITELY does not do it justice.




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A fireplace behind a sofa? I find it awkward. Just my opinion.

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A fireplace behind a sofa? I find it awkward. Just my opinion.
It's above the sofa, as if it's hanging on the wall. I don't really see what's awkward at all, I respect your opinion, but to me it looks like a picture hanging on the wall, only it's active and provides heat. I had a party on Saturday night, and probably could've taken a dozen orders to build more. Again, I respect that you dislike it, but I don't really see what could be awkward about it...






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It's electric, so I guess, it's okay. The two pictures looks nice, though. I guess it's not awkward after all.

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How deep was the fireplace after you removed the mantle, etc...?
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