The fireplace itself was as advertised, easy to assemble with clear instructions I would give 5 stars for that. However there was a piece of the decorative logs in the firebox broken so that the bulb it is supposed to cover shows through. Kind of spoils the effect. I am not sure if I can open the fire box to get at the broken piece. Unfortunately thus was all assembled before I discovered the problem. When the firebox was delivered there was a rattling in the box. I now realize that was caused by the broken piece rolling around. I would advise another buyer who hears a rattling to check that box first so you can send it back
Bought this for my living room that is always colder than the rest of the house, and is also where the thermostat is. I always had to raise the heat to make the living room comfortable but that would make the rest of the house too warm. I now just turn my fireplace on and the room is as comfortable as can be. It is also very cozy watching the "fire". I had a problem with the mantle being damaged when I received it but overstock took care of it and made sure I received a replacement ASAP. Would highly recommend this product and would definitely recommend purchasing through overstock. Love this company!