A corner electric fireplace with a mantel is a classic and elegant piece of furniture that will up the sophistication of any room. Unlike its TV stand counterparts, the mantel electric fireplace is free of clutter, allowing you to focus on the beautiful flame effects. It is one of the three main types of corner electric fireplaces.
The mantel itself provides a display platform for your most treasured items, including photo frames, keepsakes, etc. Hanging a beautiful painting or even a TV above the mantel is a popular way to complete the look.
In this review, you will see the best corner electric fireplace with mantels that we’ve found.
The Best Corner Electric Fireplaces With A Mantel
Here are the best corner electric fireplaces with a mantel:
|Electric Fireplace Model||Style||Dimensions||Weight||Price|
|Bowery Hill Corner Electric Fireplace|
|15.8 x 45.5 x 40.5||97 lbs|
|Real Flame Chateau Corner Electric Fireplace||Mantel||40.9 x 25.3 x 37.6||77 lbs|
|Real Flame Kennedy Grand Corner Electric Fireplace||Mantel||55 x 30.2 x 43.2||121 lbs|
Convertible Corner Electric Fireplace
Some corner electric fireplaces allow you to convert them into fireplaces that can be placed flat against a wall. These are called convertible fireplaces.
The key benefit of the convertible electric fireplace is flexibility. With a convertible fireplace, you have the flexibility to experiment with different locations of the fireplace, making it easier to find the perfect corner or wall to place the unit.
You will also have the flexibility of changing its location later on if you decide to move to another house or just move the fireplace to a different room.
The downside to a convertible electric fireplace is that it usually comes with an extra panel that either folds down or can be removed. The folding panel will prevent the unit from laying flat against the wall, which creates a less than optimal look. The removable panel will force you to find a place to store it, and hopefully you will remember where it is when and if you ever need it.
Mantel vs Entertainment Center
A corner electric fireplace with an entertainment center is a very popular option. However, deciding to go with an entertainment center or a mantel should be a relatively easy decision.
These two types of corner electric fireplaces serve two different purposes. The corner fireplace with mantel is more about style, decor and ambiance. While it does have a functional purpose, style and ambiance is more important.
The corner fireplace with a TV stand is more about function. Style and ambiance are reduced when you fill up its storage compartments with a TV, cable box, gaming system, DVDs, etc. Style and ambiance is delivered with the flames, but it’s the space-saving function that comes first.
This is another endearing convertible corner electric fireplace heater that involves an adorable work of art. Besides fitting in the corner, it is designed with an imitation of stacked bricks, thereby giving your sitting room the vintage look and feel. Bowery Hill is available in white with a rustic faux stone finish, which improves its appearance making it more appealing. It is relatively small in size, and hence, it does not take up much of your room’s space.
Bowery Hill measures 40.5 by 45.5 by 15.75 inches; in height, width and depth respectively. It is robust, weighing 97 pounds and can support a maximum 85 pounds of items and the corner converter can support up to 20 pounds. It comes with a remote control that operates the 5-level adjustable logs and flame. The LED bulbs for lighting the unit are energy efficient while they provide sufficient heat that can cover a maximum size of 400 sq. ft. of a room. The unit’s safety is greatly enhanced since it has an automatic shutoff system which helps prevent the emergence of accidents, for instance, when kids interfere with the unit.
I considered this stunning furniture piece due to its elegantly designed model with a medium-density fiberboard. This wood design is made in a way resembling stone mantels. This electric fireplace is small, and therefore I would recommend it if your room is relatively small in size. It is only capable of providing enough heat for a 144 sq. ft. room size. It has no shelves and would not be suitable for placing items, features done away with to minimize its size significantly.
However, despite the unit being small in size, I found some features that made me fall in love with it. Features such as a remote control, availability of a mantel an adjustable thermostat, adjustable brightness, bright and flickering flame, and maximum BTU output would lure you into acquiring the 5950E Chateau fireplace.
It measures 37.6” Height x 40.94” Width x 25.28” Depth and weighs 77 pounds, which portrays the smallness of the firebox in regards to the size.
The Real Flame Kennedy corner electric fireplace is a sight to behold. It is the bigger brother of the Chateau Corner in almost every way. It is built with a larger room in mind. It has a larger firebox, 30% larger than the standard firebox. This allows it to put out more heat at 5,000 BTUs, and can provide supplemental heat to a room up to 1,000 sq. ft.
A key design difference with the Chateau Corner is the fluted design of the panels. This gives it a more elegant and premium look.
Feature-wise, it comes with a remote control that can adjust its heat and flame settings. The heat can be set to 6 different temperatures (71/75/78/82/86/99 degrees F or 22/24/26/28/30/60 degrees C). The heater will actually turn off when the desired temperature is met. There are also 5 flame bright levels that can be set as well.
Measuring at 55 x 30.2 x 43.2 inches and weighing 121 pounds, you’d think the mantel would be able to hold more than 30 lbs. So be careful not to place heavy items on this corner fireplace unit. Parts will be shipped in two separate packages. and assembly will be difficult if you don’t have help.
While most people would prefer a white corner electric fireplace, several others would opt for a range of different colors that are typically available as well. In terms of features, decide whether or not you want an entertainment center to hold your TV and other media, or a traditional mantel to hold your books, photo frames, etc.
Whatever the size or style, all corner electric fireplace units are freestanding. Freestanding electric fireplaces are easy to install. All it takes is to find a suitable location and an electrical outlet. Unlike an electric fireplace insert, you do not need to mess with any wall installation.
Our overall favorite corner electric fireplace on this list is the Ameriwood Home Overland Corner Electric Fireplace. The amount of storage space and entertainment center is a very useful feature and the fire itself has four flame-level controls with a remote. It is available at an attractive price, just be sure to have someone with you to assemble the unit.