Electric fireplaces are the best of both worlds. They look like regular fireplaces, but they don’t give off any heat so you can enjoy their relaxing glow without having to worry about your house getting too hot.
You can also just plug your electric fireplace into an outlet and enjoy its warmth from afar. The best part is that these fireplaces are so versatile they can be placed on a wall or used in conjunction with other elements of your decor. That means you have more options than ever when it comes to designing your ideal home theater or den area.
If you’ve ever been in a house with an electric fireplace, you know how wonderful they are. They’re perfect for cold days when you want to snuggle up and watch a movie, or when you’re feeling a little under the weather and just need to get warm.
And if you have a built-in entertainment center, an electric fireplace can be the focal point of your entire wall. It will look so sharp, it’ll make all your friends jealous of how cool your house is.
If you’re looking to install an electric fireplace wall, here’s what you need to do:
First, decide where you want the fireplace to be. Measure out how wide it should be and how tall it should be (we recommend at least six inches tall), then mark out those measurements on the wall where you’ll be installing it.
The next step is making sure there’s no electrical wiring behind where your fireplace will go you don’t want any surprises when it comes time to plug in your new fixture. Check with an electrician if necessary.
Finally, once everything’s ready and all clear for installation, take-down any drywall or other materials that are currently covering up where your fireplace will go (if there aren’t any). Then measure
Electric fireplaces have become more popular in the last few years. They give off heat and light while looking like the real thing. Electric fireplaces are available in many different sizes, shapes, and materials. They can be used as a primary source of heat or just for decoration during parties and special occasions. The wall-mount electric fireplace is one of the most popular styles for homes today because it gives off plenty of heat without taking up much space or causing any mess.
What is An Electric Fireplace Wall?
An electric fireplace wall is a wall that has a built-in electric fireplace. It can be used as a heating source in the winter and as an entertainment center in the summer.
Electric fireplaces are different from gas fireplaces because they use electricity to generate heat and flames instead of natural gas or propane. This makes them safer than traditional fireplaces, which require regular maintenance and cleaning by professionals, such as chimney sweeps.
Reasons for Building Electric Fireplace Wall
It is cost-effective, it does not require any special skills and you can do it by yourself. It will help to increase the value of the house. If you have a fireplace then this wall will add beauty to your home.
Steps involved in Building Electric Fireplace Wall
Building an electric fireplace wall is a great way to add ambiance and warmth to your home, especially if you live in a house that doesn’t have a chimney. Also, if you want to be eco-friendly, this is the perfect solution for you.
- You can build an electric fireplace wall using the following steps:
- Framing the wall with 2x4s or 2x6s and then attaching drywall on top of them (you can use ½-inch thick plywood instead of drywall if necessary).
- Installing electrical outlets where needed (for example: behind cabinets).
- Adding some finishing touches such as crown molding or picture frame molding along with ceiling lights if necessary; use trim pieces at corners where two walls meet each other; caulk around windows/doors so they don’t leak air out when closed tightly (this will increase heating efficiency).
Framing the wall
To build a wall, first, use a stud finder to locate the studs in your wall. Then, using a framing nail gun, attach 2×2-inch or larger lumber to each side of every stud (you may not need all of these members). Hammer nails into the end grain of each piece as you go until it is secure. Make sure that all edges are flush with one another and that there are no gaps anywhere along the bottom or top panels. Also, make sure that the entire section is straight by using a level at both ends from which you can measure an exact length if necessary. Finally, drill holes through which you’ll insert your wire later on (more on this later).
Drywalling the wall
Drywall is a good material for fireplaces. It’s easy to work with and you can paint it to match any wall. Plus, drywall is affordable. However, if you don’t want to use drywall for your fireplace walls, there are plenty of other materials that will do the job just as well.
Installing the electric fireplace insert
Now that you have your electric fireplace insert, mantel, and shelf all in place, it’s time to install the switch. First, use the template included with the switch kit to mark where you want to drill holes in your wall for mounting purposes. Then, remove an outlet cover plate (if present) and check the power source before drilling into wall studs or other solid materials. Using a 1/8-inch drill bit to start with and working slowly, carefully create two pilot holes through drywall or plaster into studs as far apart from each other as possible without going through another side of paper covering the drywall layer behind the drywall layer; repeat the process for the second hole after first is complete
The next step involves checking existing wiring by pulling off any outlet covers located near where one will be installed; if there are no outlets nearby simply remove any outlet covers found near the area where one will be installed so there won’t be interference between them once new work has been completed
Making the mantel with corbels
Corbels are the horizontal pieces that hold up the mantel and make it look like it’s floating. You’ll need to make two corbels; one to support the mantel shelf and one to attach to the wall above. If you want your fireplace wall to have an angled top, make sure you cut your corbel accordingly.
The first step is measuring out where on the wall you want each corbel piece attached. Make sure they’re an equal distance apart from each other so that when you attach them together at a right angle, they form a perfect 90° angle (or whatever angle you desire). Once you’ve got that figured out, use a pencil or chalk line tool in order to mark where each piece will go (you can see how I did this below).
After marking where each piece should go, take some time to look over your measurements again just to be sure everything is correct before going forward with cutting any wood or attaching anything permanently into place.
Attaching the mantel to the fireplace and mounting it on the wall
Now the mantel is attached to the fireplace, it’s time to install it on the wall. The mantel should be level with both the fireplace floor and your floor. You may need to level it by adding or removing material from underneath it. For example, if one end of your mantel is a little low, support that ends with wood blocks until you get it just right.
When installing your electric fireplace wall mount kit onto your drywall surface (or sheetrock), use an electric stud finder or use a hammer and nail method:
- Hammering in several nails at different heights around where you want to place your new mount; then remove any extra nails that were not driven into studs (wooden beams)
- If any of these nails hit wood beams within 1″ from their tips then put down some masking tape on top of those areas so they won’t be damaged by drilling holes into them later when installing hardware on this surface
Installing decorative shelf above fireplace
The shelf is to be made of wood and painted to match the wall. It should be attached to the wall above the fireplace, and have a decorative edge (see example).
Cost of Building Electric Fireplace Wall
The cost of building an electric fireplace wall can vary depending on the size of the room and the materials used. The average cost for an electric fireplace wall is about $4,000 to $5,000 for a standard-size room.
Materials needed for Building Electric Fireplace Wall
You will need:
- wood studs (for the frame)
- mantel (to hold the fireplace insert)
- corbels (to support the mantel)
- electric fireplace insert
Tools needed for Building Electric Fireplace Wall
- Screwdriver or drill
- Tape measure (or chalk line, if using one)
- Pencil or pen
Benefits of Build Electric Fireplace Wall
There are many benefits that come with using an electric fireplace wall. The most important benefit is that you will be able to save money on your heating bills. With an electric fireplace, the heat will be distributed more evenly throughout your home and not just in one room. Another benefit of having an electric fireplace is that it lowers the risk of fire because there is no flame involved in this product. This means that if there were ever a problem with electricity in your home, then it would not cause a fire like traditional wood or gas fires do because they have flames that can spark up when they hit something or get too hot.
Another benefit is that they can be used anywhere in your house including rooms such as bedrooms where you might want some extra warmth at night but don’t want to worry about waking up everyone else who might still be sleeping when trying other methods such as turning on their own heaters (like space heaters). They are also great for garages because sometimes those areas get cold during winter months.
Maintenance tips for Building Electric Fireplace Wall
- Regular cleaning and maintenance
- Check for loose connections
- Check for loose wires and cords
- Check for cracks, gaps, or holes in the wall
- Check for a damaged or broken switch
Build Electric Fireplace Wall
- What is an electric fireplace wall?
An electric fireplace wall is a structure that you can build to create the illusion of an open fire. It can be made with bricks, wood, and other materials that you have available to you. You can even use real stone if you want it to look like a traditional fireplace. If you’re going for authenticity, make sure to get the right type of stones or bricks for the project. * Why would I want one?
- You may want one for several reasons:
- An electric fireplace insert will help keep your home warm during winter months when there’s snow outside; keeping the temperature high inside your home will also help prevent mold from growing on any wet surfaces (such as in laundry).
- Electric fireplaces are easy enough for anyone with basic crafting skills and tools such as drills, hammers, and screwdrivers no engineering degree is required.
Building an electric fireplace wall is a job for you and your friends, which means that you can make it as fun or as serious as you want. You can do this project in one day or over several weekends, depending on how much time and energy you have available. Since there are so many options available when it comes to materials and decorating styles, there’s no wrong way to build an electric fireplace wall.