Making the most of limited space in your living room requires creative thinking, especially if you're juggling both heat and entertainment needs. No matter where you live, you can enjoy a beautiful TV stand with fireplace that adds heat, light, and ambiance to your cozy space.
This TV stand balances utility with beauty, and many models even include some storage space for your electronics. Many options on the market can match any room, whether you have a small urban apartment or a spacious family room that opens up to a back patio.
Although gas is a popular option for fireplaces, electricity is the most popular TV stand fireplace option. This is because electric fireplaces can plug into a wall just like TVs and are almost always freestanding instead of built into the wall like traditional fireplace mantles. This makes it easier to place them anywhere in the room.They also do not need ventilation or extensive hookups like gas fireplaces.
Since TV stands aren't very tall, they rarely need any additional hardware like wall anchors. If you want an extra-stable base for even more peace of mind, look for a corner TV stand with fireplace.
The heater element of your fireplace is essential for enjoying the winter months. However, most families won't need it during the summers and may need much less heat during the fall and spring. Many fireplace TV stands have an option to turn off the heat and just enjoy the visual effects.
Most fireplace TV stands heat up to 400 ft², making them perfect for average-sized living rooms. Homeowners with open floor plans who want to use the fireplace as a primary source of heat might want to look for more powerful versions that heat 1,000 ft² or more.
Because of the included fireplace, some of these TV stands have limited storage, but most at least include some shelves on either side of the fireplace unit. Some have a shelf between the fireplace and the TV shelf, but some omit this shelf depending on how much heat the fireplace unit puts out.
Most TV stands with fireplaces are made with manufactured wood (MDF), made from bits of wood pressed and glued together. This gives the TV stand high strength and fire resistance, making it an incredibly safe investment for your home. However, some include solid wood veneers on parts of the unit that are visible to guests.