Electric Fireplace TV Stand

In a small home, furniture may need to serve two purposes, such as an electric fireplace that is also a television stand. Many people are turning to this fireplace as an alternative to wood burning and gas-powered models. However, not everyone can fit a standard sized fireplace without having to make some sacrifices. Manufacturers realize this and have created a fireplace that also holds a television.

Price tags for this multipurpose furniture range from about $500 to $1,500 or more, depending on size, design, and features. The Lipin model from Southern Enterprises falls at the low end of this range, costing just over $450. Made from distressed wood with a glazed pine finish, it features all the imperfections and worm holes of natural wood. A cabinet with an adjustable shelf is located on each side and enclosed with an attractive glass door.

A central open shelf with two rear openings is designed for a component like a DVD or Blu-ray player. Under this is the electric fireplace that features the realistic effect of flickering flames with adjustable brightness control. The mantel supports a television up to 85 pounds with up to a 50-inch flat screen. The included remote control makes it easy to adjust the temperature and flame height. This fireplace can heat a 1,500 cubic-foot area in just 24 minutes.

At the other end of the price range is the Furnitech fireplace and television console, which retails for about $1,420. This shaker style piece is made from Brazilian hardwood with a dark cherry finish. It features four adjustable shelves, a center compartment for a speaker, and two side storage areas for various components, each enclosed by a glass door. Internal wire management keeps cords organized and the center leveled leg ensures that the television is properly supported.

The fireplace heats up to 300 square feet and the included remote control operates all functions, including a fireplace timer. The realistic effect of the firebox resembles a wood burning fireplace and flame brightness and heat are adjustable. With a width of 70 inches, this furniture can support a very large television.

Furnitech also sells a combination electric fireplace-television stand in wenge or light cherry finish for about $1,570. The design is similar to the other unit but the style is more contemporary. When consumers order this furniture online, they may receive free shipping, which is a money-saver because the package weighs about 200 pounds.