Napoleon Allure – Making an Electric Wall Fireplace Look Built-In

Napoleon Allure Electric Fireplace

This room may appear to have a built-in fireplace. However, you are simply seeing Napoleon Allure wall-hanging electric fireplace.

Do You Hang this Fireplace on a Wall… or Recess it?

You can actually hang or recess this unit flat into a wall.

If you hang the fireplace, it only extends 5″ out from the wall. Therefore, you can easily build a frame or add molding around it to give it a “built-in” look without having to punch a big hole in your wall. In addition, it comes with a built-in mounting bracket.

Alternatively, you can recess the unit into a wall for a clean, sleek look. The fireplace’s simple and strategic design makes it really easy to install because the vents and touch screen control panel are located on the front.

You can just plug your fireplace into a standard 120V wall outlet, or you can hard wire it.

Note:The package includes a paintable cord cover. So, even if you hang your fireplace on the wall, you can easily conceal the cord out of sight!

Napoleon Allure Fireplace: Easy to Hang or Recess, Here's How

Electric fireplaces can work virtually anywhere in a home. That said, they work especially well in apartments or offices where you can’t build a permanent unit.

Of course, they provide a low-cost, easy-installation fireplace option in rooms where you want additional heat or ambiance (or both!). Plus, once you switch to this low-maintenance and easy-to-use fireplace style – you may find that you enjoy having a fire much more often. =)

See also: How Much Does it Cost to Run an Electric Fireplace?

Napoleon Allure Electric Fireplace Specs:

Napoleon Allure Control Panel

  • 6 Sizes: 32″, 42″, 50″, 60″, 72″, 100″
  • Weight: 62 lbs
  • 1,500 Watts
  • Heat: 5,000 BTU’s
  • Flame Colors: Blue, Orange or Combination of Both
  • Ember Bed: Clear Cubes with High Intensity LED Lights
  • Includes Remote Control (for flame size and color, heat, blower and timer)
  • Model #: NEFL60FH, Spec Sheet, Product Manual
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One more thing… We’ve talked above about the Napoleon Allure fireplace above. However, The company also makes an Allure Phantom. Although both fireplaces essentially have the same features, this quick video explains the differences:

An here’s a look at the flames:

The Allure Phantom Series


Outdoor Electric Fireplace – How Can You Install One?

Outdoor Electric Fireplace

Yes, You Can Have an Outdoor Electric Fireplace!

While most electric fireplaces are designed for indoor use only, you can use the Sideline Touchstone 80017 indoors or out. (By the way, 2 other options are the Amantii Fireplace and the Nova Indoor-Outdoor electric fireplace.)

Touchstone specifically created this unit for customers who want an outdoor fireplace option for their patio or porch. It comes with a ground fault plug and is water resistant.

Flame Colors and Settings on Outdoor Electric FireplaceIn addition, you can mount it high on a wall. Therefore it stays clear of any groundwater. Hang it on outer walls made of stucco, brick, siding or stone. Wall mounting brackets come with the package.

Due to its shorter height and lighter weight, you can hang it more easily. That said, this 50″ long fireplace makes a big impact on a space because of its sizable length.

Bonus Features Make Your Outdoor Electric Fireplace Easy to Use…

Similar to indoor-only models, this outdoor electric fireplace comes with a handy remote control unit. Turn on your patio fireplace from inside the house or across the porch

It also features a convenient automatic timer system. Therefore, you can have your flames turn off in 30 minutes, 7 1/2 hours or anywhere in between.

These nice bonus features make this model really easy to use. Not to mention, you feel like your outdoor living room is part of the house.

Downside of the Touchstone Outdoor Electric Fireplace

Unlike gas or wood burning fire pits, this wall unit does not put out heat. The flames provide ambiance and some light, but don’t expect to get warm sitting next to it.

However, the advantage to having a non-heat producing electric fireplace is that it is super cheap to operate. It also costs less to buy than a traditional outdoor fireplace. Plus, you don’t have to continually replace the gas tank or clean out ashes. Stick that in your back pocket!

See how the multi-color flames look in this 30-second video clip. Although it may not look identical to a wood-burning fire, consider the fact that you probably will not be standing right up close to it to notice. =)

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Touchstone 80017 Indoor/Outdoor Electric Fireplace Specs:

  • Dimensions: 6 x 50″ Wide x 18″ Tall X 6″ Deep
  • Fire Box Dimensions (for recessing): 47.6″ Wide x 16.75″ Tall x 5.25″ Deep
  • Frame Color: Black
  • Weight: 45 lbs
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Amperes: 11 and up
  • Flame Colors: Blue, Red/Orange, Combination of All 3 Colors
  • Flame Settings: 5 Levels, from high flames to glowing embers
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Touchstone 80017 Electric Fireplace Dimensions
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