Electric Fireplace Mantels

Shopping for an electric fireplace is fun because there are so many mantel styles available. Customers can find everything from a no-frills unit featuring a wood composite mantel to a firebox with smoke effects and mantel made from solid wood or stone. Budget, room décor, and available space are considerations during the shopping process. The mantel factors into each of these so consumers should review the available products.

The Martha’s Vineyard dual mantel fireplace from Classic Flame can be placed against either a flat or corner wall. Gadroon carved molding on the mantel top, a reverse breakfront profile, beveled base hearth, and federal columns give this fireplace a refined appearance. The arched faux slate surround only adds to the attractiveness of this $600 fireplace that features a multi-function remote control. When placed against a flat wall, dimensions are 38 x 13 x 35 inches. Dimensions of the corner configuration are 38 x 25.25 x 35 inches.

For the ultimate in classic design, consider the Mt. Vernon dark walnut corner fireplace, which was inspired by the fireplace located in the first floor bedroom of the historic Mt. Vernon mansion. The unit measures an impressive 48 x 29 x 42 inches and features an antique white firebox surround. A realistic screen kit and convenient remote control are provided with this $550 fireplace. The 1,500-watt heater will make any 400 square-foot room cozy.

A stone-look veneer is attractive and much different from the typical wooden mantel that houses most electric fireboxes. Dimplex offers a model for just under $500 that features a stepped mantel and eye-catching double hearth. The Lincoln fireplace measures 40 x 15 x 40 inches and features a 20-inch, 1,440-watt firebox designed to heat a 400 square-foot room. Realistic flames burst from the hand-finished logs and glowing embers. Remote on-off operation and flame without heat are two convenient features.

The 44 x 14.5 x 39-inch Flagstone fireplace from Classic Flame retails for $900. It features a stacked stone surround with a distressed oak finish wood hearth and mantel. The 23-inch firebox has a backlit display and glowing logs behind functioning glass doors. An included multi-function remote control provides flame and heat adjustment. Dimplex also makes a stone fireplace with a wooden mantel but this unit has a more rustic appearance, due to its fieldstone veneer and hand-hewn pine mantel.

Elkmont Salem is a very attractive electric fireplace from SEI that features a faux slate front and antique oak mantel. This $600 fireplace measures 45.5 x 12.5 x 40 inches and features a 23-inch firebox. Long-life LED bulbs create the realistic look of flickering flames. The 1,500-watter heater is perfect for a 400 square-foot room and the remote control makes it easy to achieve the desired temperature and flame brightness.