We're shopping for a TV/media stand for our finished basement. We also need some sort of heating solution as it gets pretty chilly down there, but obviously with spring here that is a lower priority.
So I'm looking at media stands in Homemakers the other day and stumble across a handful of electric "media fireplaces" like this one on display. This is a product category that I didn't realize existed until I saw this, but I'm intrigued...
So does anybody have something like this? The biggest question is whether the fireplace really works as it's supposed to and can heat a relatively large space.
I don't have that, but in my basement I have a corner gas fireplace that serves as my TV stand. I have a separate in wall cabinet where most of my components are stored and I run wires through the wall to the TV. Another option to consider, though I suppose you'd have a lot more work to do to put in a gas fireplace.
I'd shy away from the combo myself. That's a lot of heat to be generated around all your electronics. I'm sure it's insulated really well, but still, it'd make me wary unless I could go lay hands on one and actually see it in action.
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