Realtor Work Around: Faux Fireplaces FTW

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!

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From The Home Depot

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From The Home Depot

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From WalMart

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.

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Photo Credit Petite Party Studio. Click the Photo to Go to Her Blog!

I love, love, LOVE the chevron wood on the inside.  It really warms up the mantle without having an fire elements.

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Photo Credit from HomeTalk Blog. Click the Photo to Go to the Blog Post!

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.

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Photo Credit WoodShopDiaries Blog. Click on the photo for the full tutorial

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?


Need ideas for sprucing up your house?  I am here to help!

IMG_0003Morgan Overcash

Allen Tate Companyrealtors_2c

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