Adding Wall Mounted Fireplaces for Ambiance
Ask the Designer: Today we will be talking about Adding Wall Mounted Fireplaces for Ambiance, along with a quick tutorial on the installation.
Have you ever had a room that really cried out for a fireplace, but no good way to add one easily? Today on Ask the Designer I am discussing Adding Wall Mounted Fireplaces for Ambiance, along with a quick and easy tutorial on how to install. First of all, let me just say that there is nothing more ambient than firelight. If you have ever read my post about Hygge Design you know that the four elements are big in design and fire always sets a mood. By adding a fireplace into a room not only will you increase the rooms design character but your homes value as well. There are several ways to add a fireplace into your home. Below you can see how we simply added the 48″Doris Electric Fireplace as a tabletop piece to an existing console. Which is one of the simplest ways you can add a faux fireplace to any space.
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This particular model can also be installed directly as an in wall recessed fireplace or as flush mount fireplace as well. Today we are going to show the easy installation of flush mounting with the easy mount bracket which holds the fireplace securely in place with 4 simple anchor bolts. We were very lucky to hit two wall studs, and then used two wall anchors for additional mounting stabilization.Once the bracket was in place the fireplace simply slide onto the bracket, similar to mounting a flat screen television. While this is a 48″Doris Electric Fireplace wide fireplace, it is also available in 40″ and a 60″ as well.
We then ran the cord behind the furniture to hide the cord and plug the fireplace in to test, prior to installing the crystals, logs and the glass front.
It operates on 1,500 watts, with a 120-volt control panel located on the upper right hand corner, along with a convenient hand held remote control. It has a timer control that is adjustable for 1-8 hours, and a temperature controller to offer the user a custom experience.
You will want to artfully lay the crystals inside, I actually left the flame effect on to see what I was doing and where I should place the logs and crystals. The flame can dance with or without heat so you are completely safe to do this with the heater off.
The smart display and multiple flame effects make this fireplace a great decoration for any home. Each Doris Fireplace has 6 light settings which consists of 3 colors with 3 levels of intensity. This is a low intensity traditional orange flame setting, which would emulate the look of a low light fire. This is a medium intensity combination blue and orange flame setting, which gives a really fun purple effect. This is the high intensity blue flame setting, which I feel could be fun for a themed party or it would be super creepy at Halloween.One other really nice thing I would also like to point out is that this brand was a direct ship to our door with all the parts and pieces needed for and instant installation for both the ways we have shown today. So if you are looking for that instant gratification, this is a one box wonder. However you know me, and I always have to doctor things up and make them my own, so this little unit will be transforming in the next month or so into something really fabulous! So stay tuned to see how I step this up a level and bust out my designer skills in this room.