Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dan84 Overall, this is a good product!
Overall, my wife and I were looking for a white entertainment center with a little flare and this did the job.
- Shipping was great (ordered online). Delivered to our door step with no damages.
- Fireplace looks decently realistic. Very similar to the ones at THD.
- Fireplace heater didn't work, but called the company and they shipped a new one out right away. Good customer service.
- Quality of the furniture is pretty decent. However, I mounted my TV above it. I didn't rest it on the entertainment center like some people on the other reviews did. The wood panel where the TV would sit is a bit thin, but the furniture comes with a middle bar to place in the center of the entertainment center to provided the added support.
- Pretty easy to build. I built it in ~2hrs.
- Wish it was a little bit whiter. Description IS accurate saying it is an "antique white".
- Value wasn't 100% there for us. Felt it was ~$100/$200 overpriced. I understand the fireplace is a cool feature, but it is pretty expensive piece of furniture. I guess you need to remember you're are also paying for a heater along with the piece of furniture. Heater works great though!
- Instructions the fireplace comes with are a little difficult to understand.
- Wish the media area was taller. Very tight fit with my media receiver. I had to take the legs off of it to fit it in the space.
December 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dick Excellent product
We are very pleased with the fireplace. It is attractive, functional and was easy to assemble. We have recommended it to many of our friends.
March 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by beachbum50 very nice cottage style electric fireplace
I ordered my fireplace on friday and it was delivered, much to my surprise, in two boxes on the following wednesday. I thought that it would have taken a longer time for delivery. The assembly was very easy & quick, you can do it alone, but my husband helped me, and it took less that a half hour. It is of good quality and looks great. I have never had or seen an electric fireplace, but my son has one & he loves his. This one is a little less realistic than his, but my cabinet is much nicer. All in all I am quite satisfied with this product. It looks great in the master bedroom of our beach house.
October 22, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cuda Antebellum Console
Nice product, pretty easy to assemble, just follow the instructions. Looks good, nice ambiance. Not a major heat source but a good compliment.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gabriella7777 Warmth and Beauty
Thank you Home Depot. Thank you for selling a stunning electric fireplace! We were shopping in our local Home Depot store and looking at the possibility of purchasing an electric fireplace. One of the fellows working there could not have been nicer and we began to ask him about the many features of the units. We were concerned that a unit would be too heavy for my husband to lift by himself. It was suggested to us that we might want to give the online store a look at; items over $250 ship free. My husband loved that!
What good advice. We found this unit for one of our bedrooms. It was delivered in two boxes. I separated all the wooden pieces to make it easier to bring into the house. It took my husband about 2 hours to put together. When I came home and saw the unit I was impressed with the quality!! It is gorgeous. What makes sense about this unit is the room for cable box or dvd unit. The cabinets on the side are perfect for storage!
When we go to sleep it is wonderful to put this fireplace on with the heat. It is peaceful and relaxing. It is truly amazing what an "illusion" of a fireplace can do for your peace of mind! Even waking up on a chilly morning, we turn on the fireplace and it is a wonderful way to wake up. (We have a real fireplace and do enjoy this one without all the work it takes to keep the real fire going!) The heat and flame are easily adjusted with the remote which is simply a lovely feature.
This is better than any tv stand I have seen! We have a 40" flat screen on top with room to spare. This unit is well constructed and is a class act for sure. Bravo Home Depot!!!!!
November 4, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Exceeding our expectations!
I bought this b/c it wasn't too big and I liked the finish. It had some other good reviews. It arrived quickly and I was able to assemble it myself with some "help" from my 3 year old. It's sturdy and looks great! We use it in a playroom that is above an unheated garage and it really warms the space up. It's great that we can have the "flames" on without the heater, just for ambiance. The heater is a little bit loud (we have to turn the tv volume up a bit) and I wish that it had a thermostat marked in degrees instead of just HI and LOW, but overall, we LOVE this! My husband was a bit skeptical about buying an electric fireplace, but this room is now his favorite nap spot. I have already recommended this to a few friends. We are very happy and warm :-)
February 19, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StarfishOBX Looks great in my beach cottage
This works perfectly with my cottage and transitional decor. The color blends well with my other white furniture. It's probably best described as a warm white.
Great for a beach cottage or for a Florida house. You don't have to use the heater to enjoy the flames. But it will give you a cozy room when it's really cold.
FedEx delivered promptly and the driver was courteous and helpful getting the two boxes into the house. One box is 70 lbs (cabinet) and the firebox is about 50 lbs.
My first impression putting it together is that it's a better quality than I expected. Some wood and mdf. However, it looks like a quality piece of furniture and no one would be disappointed. I took a moment to apply felt feet to the bottom of the base so it wouldn't scratch my new hardwood floors. I was also worried before I got it that the knobs might be plastic, but they're wood. The doors are pre-hinged and of good weight. It really is a nice piece of furniture with clean lines
Putting the mantel/media cabinet together wasn't too bad. There was one pre-drilled hole that was wrong on the front left of the base. I am certain, because I read all the directions and followed the diagrams exactly...I kept thinking I was wrong, but I am right. I corrected it by using small pieces of a wooden shim and that worked well. You can't see it now that it's complete.
Save yourself a step and don't put on the backing for the electronic shelf. Both my cable box and dvd player were too deep for this cabinet. (why haven't those kept up with the times?) It works by modifying the backing. You will need to keep a brace in the back to support the top from bowing under the weight of your tv - mine is a 44" flat screen.
The firebox is quality. I'm impressed with it. It's LED and with a glass front. It comes with a nice little remote so you can adjust the flame & embers and turn the heat on and off.
All in all I'm really pleased, although I had to "make" the cabinet work. If you're just aware of the things I mentioned, you should have no problems. Tools I used assembling this were a small electric screwdriver, wood glue (dowels) and scissors to cut out the hardware from the packaging. It took me about 3 hours to complete by myself and I am an average size woman.
I plugged it in and let the heater run on high for about 40 minutes to test the temperature of the wooden cabinet and the electronic shelf. I'm pleased to say that the shelf did remain cool to the touch. However keep in mind that the heat blows only out of the top left of the firebox and the wood near that area did get a little warm at the end of the 40 mins, but not hot. I'm not worried about it.
I give it four stars. It would have been 5 but for the problems mentioned above.
October 14, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ConnieB Lovely Purchase!
I had been looking at electric fireplaces at different stores and decided to look online and I saw this one that wasn't in the store and liked the looks of it and it was on sale. The other reviews were helpful in making my decision to buy it without physically seeing it. It was easy to put together, the directions were simple. It would have taken me longer to assemble, if I hadn't had my power screwdriver due to the fact that the wood is very hard and sturdy. I like the storage space for CDs, DVD's etc. My new 32 inch flat screen tv looks very nice on it. It matches the buffet in my dinning area. Like the firebox with the remote! I'm very satisfied with my purchase and it's a lovely piece of furniture!
January 22, 2011