Back when I was a first time home buyer, some 10 years ago, I wanted a house with a fireplace. I didn’t care what it took, I was going to have my fireplace, darn it! Fast forward to after closing…I did not buy a house with a fireplace. Because, as it turned out, it was more important to have enough money to keep the heat on than to have an actual fireplace in my condo.
So, I had to improvise. The easiest way is to buy an electric fireplace. I got mine from WalMart, believe it or not, and it still has a place of honor in our den at the Casa. Here are a few awesome fireplaces you can put in your house for under $1000. You can click on the photos to shop to your heart’s content!
Once you’re out of the rabbit hole, maybe you’re not ready to commit to a full on fireplace just yet for whatever reason and maybe you just like the look of a mantle. Great for home staging if you live in a boxy house that doesn’t really have a focal point and you want to create one on the fly.
I love, love, LOVE the chevron wood on the inside. It really warms up the mantle without having an fire elements.
I love me some shiplap and the stone surround on this, too, is so pretty. If I could go back in time…I still might. I still have the condo! That would look gorgeous in the living room.
The faux brick on this fireplace is gorgeous! She makes it look so simple and fun! I don’t know about you guys, but I am feeling inspired. Which one is your favorite?
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