Sometimes looking at a bare white wall can be inspiring. For a few years I have stared at a wall, wondering what I might want to adorn it with, but I did not have not many ideas. Recently I had a thought to not only decorate the wall, but make it functional as well! You might want to know how a wall can be functional as well as decorated and that is where things get a bit heated!
Growing up my mom and my dad used to build fires every weekend for us to huddle-up to and enjoy. We spent many nights in front of the fire, roasting marshmallows, having snacks, watching movies and having fun! Some of my best memories with my parents were from those family nights. Fast forward a few years, and the purchase of a first home we had a fireplace that we used and loved. After a while we moved into a home that has a fireplace that burns nothing more than gas! I was happy to not have to clean up ashes, dirt and soot, and we had no need for a chimney sweep as before. Now as I stare at my once barren wall, I know that my solution was a great way to warm up my walls and decorate the room at the same time! The latest and the greatest Wall-Mounted Fireplaces have to be sought out and I have found an online retailers who is just that, the latest and the greatest! Wall-Mounted Fireplaces are a great way to heat a room rather than run a furnace and they are cost effective!
I am forever mesmerized when we have our pit fires and I thought why not have a wall that shows a fire burning. I am so pleased to share with you something that will warm you up, transform your walls and it comes from a reputable company, yes REPUTABLE company: Take a look at the Touchstone Onyx Wall-Mounted Fireplace in Black. This will definitely fire you up with great embers, color and heat!
This is a 50″ wide, electric fireplace that offers realistic flames and a black frame that will grace any wall that it is placed on. Ours is placed in our bedroom and I fall asleep watching the logs and flames change color. There is no smoke, no soot, no clean up, but there is warmth and beauty that exudes from this magnificent framed fireplace. The Touchstone Onyx Wall-Mounted Fireplace is like no other we have seen and I have been looking at them in warehouse clubs and online! You do need 40″ from the ceiling down in order to mount, so take a look at where that might fall on your wall and you can not put a plug ABOVE the unit(think hazard).
The Touchstone Onyx Wall-Mounted Fireplace is able to warm a room up to 400 square feet and it offers 2 different settings of heat low and high. What you do need to know is that you can just use the fireplace without the heating feature. I thought that because this is feature rich I might never learn how to use it but within a few hours of playing with the remote and the actual panel on the fireplace I knew every button, how it functions and what it does!
The timer is a feature that I really love because I set it for about 1 hour and by the time I am lulled to sleep the fireplace turns off. The flame tint looks so real, you would swear it is burning but I assure you it is not! You can adjust the flame to adjust the mood of the room as there are 5 settings of Onyx flames which range from dimly lit to an actual full fire(brighter). Again, this can be controlled through the side panel or through the remote control which comes with the unit.
This was very easy to hang. My husband and I worked together and it took literally more time to find the studs in the wall than it did to hang the fireplace. The tricky part was after getting the bar hung, balancing the fireplace, not holding it by the glass and trying to catch the latches in the back, which we did after 3 minutes, but again, it took a few tries!
The bar you see is the support bar that will hold the fireplace and you have to get that placed into the studs in the wall for support. Once this is hung you are 90% done, you just need to hang the fireplace. From start to finish this was a 30 minute project for us. We now have to hide the wire, that will be done at a later date as we have to get it in the wall and then patch up, and paint and I did not want a pre-holiday mess from wall cutting and painting!
The Touchstone Onyx Wall-Mounted Fireplace is an amazing addition to any room and a great way to warm up the walls with decor and the room with heat! Think of this as a holiday must have for your holiday shopping list!
*as with any install, make sure your electrical is up to code and be careful on all installs. Call an electrician when in doubt!