Modern Fireplace Mantel & How to Install One Yourself

Are you looking for an easy-to-install electric fireplace that includes a modern fireplace mantel? The Dimplex Linwood model has a block-style contemporary design, plus very realistic flames and cost-saving heating system.

Electric Fireplace with Modern Surround - and How to Install it Yourself

The Easiest Way to Install an Electric Fireplace:

This electric fireplace kit comes complete with the firebox, log set and mantel. Therefore, you don’t have to recess it into a wall or even build the mantelpiece yourself.

In addition, this unit simply plugs into a standard electrical wall outlet. So, you don’t have to worry about wiring or paying someone to install it for you. =)

Note: Consequently, you can easily add ambiance in your master bedroom or a den. This fireplace has a depth of less than 11 inches, so it doesn’t stick out from the wall very much. You can even set it up in a mobile home.

Modern Style Electric Fireplace in Master Bedroom

Not to mention, electric fireplaces that include mantels can easily be moved from one location to another. In fact, the Dimplex Linwood only weighs 125 lbs.

Therefore, you can take it with you when you move. You can even use it in an apartment, since it is non-permanent.

How the Dimplex Linwood Electric Fireplace Can Save You Money:

First of all. installation is simple and cost effective because you don’t have to already have an existing fireplace. Plus, you don’t have to build a chimney, install gas lines or add venting.

Dimplex Linwood Electric Fireplace with Modern Fireplace Mantel

Electric models can heat a room without producing harmful emissions. So, they’re eco-friendly while also saving you money on installation.

In addition, Dimplex’s Comfortsave ceramic heating system automatically uses 11% less energy than other fireplaces while heating. Furthermore, you can run it in ECO Mode and reduce energy consumption even more.

Of course, any electric fireplace allows you to operate the unit with the flames only. Therefore, you can cut your costs significantly when you don’t need heat and simply want the ambiance of flickering flames.

Note: If you want to heat up a room quickly, you can use Dimplex’s built-in “Heat Boost” function. It won’t save you money, but you can run it for a short time to get warm fast.

In addition, this newer model includes the cool “gWave” function. Simply wave your hand in front of the fireplace to illuminate the on-screen LED display.

Then, you can adjust the temperature, flames, light colors, etc. This feature not only makes operation convenient, it’s a great way to impress your friends.

How Realistic are the LED Flames?

Dimplex Remote Control and On-Screen Temperature ControlsThis fireplace features the high-tech Multi-Fire XD flame system, which realistically mimics either a wood-burning or gas fire. Using the remote control (or touch screen on the fireplace), you can adjust the ambient light to your liking.

In addition to the impressive LED flames, Dimplex does a great job with their log set too. For example, they mold their “Realogs” from actual charred firewood. The shape and texture of the logs easily fools the eye.

Plus, the LED lights shine through the logs, making them appear like they’re burning. You can see an actual up-close photo from my own Dimplex fireplace here.

Modern Stone Fireplace with Acrylic Ice Ember BedNote: By the way, the Linwood electric fireplace also has a glass ember bed option.

This unit features a more contemporary style, plus you have more color options when illuminating the embers and flames.

You can actually see how the LED flames flicker in the video below – and how real they look. You can also compare the traditional log set to the more contemporary acrylic ice ember bed. Plus, the video shows how the ComfortSaver heating system can save you money.

Specs for the Modern Fireplace Mantel:

  • Dimensions: 65.5″ Wide x 10.76″ Deep x 50″ Tall
  • Firebox Width: 33″ Wide
  • Weight: 125 lbs
  • Mantel Material: MDF, Engineered Wood
  • Finish Color: Rift GreyDimplex Linwood Electric Fireplace Kit
  • 1,500 Watt Heater
  • Heat Output: 5118 BTU’s
  • Power: 120V
  • Amps: 12.5
  • Heats Up to 1,000 Square Feet
  • Adjustable Thermostat
  • Mobile-Home Approved
  • Includes Remote Control
  • Model #: GDS33HL-1310RG
  • Brand: Dimplex
  • Phone: 1-888-346-7539
  • Some Assembly Required (Product Manual)
  • For Sale: Where to Buy the Dimplex Modern Fireplace Kit