I normally do not write reviews. I bought this about 6 weeks ago and absolutely love it! It has a fantastic look. The flame looks realistic if adjusted to the lowest brightness setting. If you turn up the brightness it looks more fake. The heat is really great. I have a 1200 sq ft open floor plan basement where it sits and adds great additional heat. It probably wouldn't heat such a large space if it were the sole source of heat. My thermostat is on a different level so my basement is usually a little bit chillier than upstairs and I was looking for something that would add warmth and style. This has done it! I think it looks much better than the faux wood ones at a comparable price. It is preassembled and VERY HEAVY. It is packaged well so no worries about chipping or scratching of the surface. I just can't say enough good things about it. If you are on the fence and have been looking at it for sometime like I was I would say it is worth every penny!
This fireplace looks way better in person. The color in my opinion is way richer that the photo. It looks grey and black in the online photo advertisement but it is really more of a dark rich brown mantel and trim and the stone has some grey and some brown earth tones to make it look more realistic. It kicks off a decent amount of heat for a smaller room... it says 400 square foot room. I put it in my kitchen to add a little more heat but you can have flames on without the heat in the summer. I am very happy with it. It is on the smaller side but that's great for smaller areas... just double the check dimensions. The only thing that I wish it has is a remote but that's not a big deal for me. I am glad I went to the store to see it in person because the picture here on website doesn't do it justice. It is does not stick out very far from the wall so it gives a more built in look. In my opinion very good purchase for the price.
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