We purchased this fireplace for two reasons; the first was to add a conversation piece to our living room and secondly, to help off-set our winter gas heating bill. We have now had the product for a little over a month and could not be happier. The design was beautiful and great craftsmanship. The fireplace arrived in two boxes and combined they both way approximately 110 lbs. Assembly was easy and the instructions were very clear. An added bonus is I always worry when having to assemble something knowing that possibly not all pieces are there or something fell out. With the fireplace they actually included extras of every piece of hardware you need to assemble. Assembly took me about 2.5 hours, but again was straight forward and easy to understand. The fireplace was advertised to heat a 800 square foot space in approximately 20 minutes. While we have never timed how long it takes to heat our living room, the heater does it quickly and efficiently. One small disappointment was the fan on the fireplace. I might have had a perception that the fan would really "blow", however, that is not the case. The fan is quiet and quickly will heat a good size room to the desired temperature. We have not been utilizing our CH&A near like we have had in the past. We anticipate that our monthly savings with this fireplace will be between $45 and $60 per month. A word of caution. Our apartment building we estimate was built in the 1970s and is very well maintained with over 400 units. The fireplace pulls more power than most typical appliances and was constantly causing our circuit breaker to trip. It took a bit of exploring, but we now have it in a wall socket where we are not experiencing any breaker issues. I definitely would recommend that you plug the fireplace into a higher end power/surge protector rather than directly into the wall. The power strip will trip an internal breaker before causing a circuit breaker to go off in your home. Currently we are using the fireplace in the corner position which worked out nicely for the holidays. We will be moving it to a flush position as our holiday decorations come down. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my satisfaction with this fireplace at a 12 or maybe a 13. This was one of the best purchase decisions we have made. Thank you Overstock.com for delivering again, again and again on quality products at drastically reduced prices. I have seen this fireplace listed for $1,000+ so our purchase price of approximately *** was a sound purchase. I hope that this review helps others who are looking for a great product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Outstanding high quality craftsmanship.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact
I am very impressed with this fireplace. Look is good, quality is good, flame is good. All around good. I was worried about the look of the flame, which is important to me. This fireplace has 2 different lights for the flame. One for the logs, and one for the flame, and even those lights can be dimmed or brightened to fit the room. It works perfect for us in our cafe and bakery lounge area because it gives off a great mood, or atmosphere. Although I did not use the corner piece to place the fireplace in the corner, its also good to have that option if we ever decide to move it. Just all around I am happy.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Everything was described to a T. The pictures on the site matched up perfect to what I recieved.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I am Very happy with the quality. All wood and tile seem to be of high quality, and I have not had any problems so far.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It was perfect. No problems what so ever.
A little hard to put together at first, great product. Could not afford $8,000.00 for the real thing, this is great for the price
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True to color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
At first the insert was damaged but the company immediately replaced it. We have it in our kitchen by a small breakfast table. It's very cozy on cold mornings. We turn it on and enjoy an early morning cup of coffee. It is an attractive addition to our kitchen. We liked it so much we purchased a similar one for our living room. I would recommend this highly.
We love our new Fireplace. We replaced it with a wall unit we've had for years and it really up dated out llivingroom.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. We were very happy about the fireplace we received. However, there was a little chip out of the corner, but not that noticable.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It looked just like the picture
Has been quite satisfactory visually and effective as a heater. Would recommend. One caution: even though I had taken the measurements,etc., it somehow looks larger in the photo, so it seemed small when assembled. That was just my perception, of course.
I love this fireplace. It makes a great addition to my living room decor. Living in Florida where the heat of a fireplace is rarely needed, I love that I have the option to make the fireplace look likes its on while not producing any heat. The fireplace also has adjustable settings where flames, wood, and backlight can be adjusted individually.
love everything about it works great, looks great in my master bedroom with my tv mounted over it. just had a slight bit of damage to the corner and could not send it back at the time due to it being out of stock and i did not want to wait but otherwise great deal on this piece.
The fireplace arrived & we were disappointed to see that the fire box did not have any animation. After contacting the manufacturer, it seems that ours was broken & they easily exchanged it for a new one. The new fire box is beautiful & looks great. The white is more of a beige color. The faux tile looks fake & we had some glue showing. I pulled off the single faux tile pieces that were farther up on the left/right pillar as I did not like it. It came off easily & I just had to patch the spot where a wire was left. The heat escapes higher up on the unit so if you're cold, you have to stand by it since sitting next to it on the floor will not allow for you to feel any heat at all. Overall, the fireplace serves its purpose.
I purchased this item to use it in one of the corners in our bedroom. The item arrived very well packed and even thought shipping it caused a tear and a hole on the box, the item was not damaged - arrived in perfect condition. I am 36 years old woman and I was able to assemble it all myself - pretty easy. What I couldn't do is figure out how to make the back, triangle upper part stay up, and not folding down, so with the provided parts it was impossible to achieve a corner-shape fireplace, so I wouldn't recommend if you intend to buy for using it in your corner. Still, the fireplace is beautiful!!! Works perfectly well so far (it's been 5 months), so no regrets on this purchase.
I received this so quickly. Two boxes came same time. Was dying to get this and see how it would look. I put it together with my 12 yr old son in just over an hour. I was blown away by how it looked and the fire units flame. Have not turned on heat setting yet. The ivory color is amazing. The instructions were so easy. It was smaller than I thought, but perfect for my little living room. My husband came home late from work, flame was on and he walked in and was in shock! Asked who put it together and said how real it looked. He is very hard to please on stuff out of a box like this but he was very impressed! I can't stop looking at it. Now I want to buy the mahogany one and put it in another room but I'm sure that won't fly with my husband. One is enough. Overstock.com is the best! The best! Can't wait to buy again and shipping was free! Thank u overstock! My living room is complete!
Haven't used the fireplace yet, haven't needed it yet in FL but we really bought it for its appearance and it looks great in the house. Sure we will use it instead of putting the heat on if we get a cold evening in the winter. Had read other reviews on this product before purchasing it and everyone seemed very pleased with it.
This piece can go against a wall or in the corner thanks to a shelf and built-in bracket in the back of the unit. It's a great piece in our living room and the heat from the fire helps to combat the draft from the front door. We've had this for a couple of years and the paint color has held up nicely. There are two small decorative squares on the unit that came attached to the column-like front pieces. For some reason, one square was glued up too high on the piece, so the squares are not symmetrical. Most people don't notice though, unless we point it out.