When I was talking to my mom one night, she told me that she’d always dreamed of having a primary bedroom with a fireplace, and a fireplace in a bedroom was considered a luxury when she was growing up and it was hard to find homes with fireplaces in the primary bedroom, but my parents had no plans of moving anytime soon and they didn’t want to spend a ton of money on a fireplace replacement! This was understandable because a fireplace replacement would be a major renovation, however I thought this was an absolutely sweet dream of my mom to have and I also knew how attainable it could be.
I could not afford to give her a wood burning fireplace, but I could get her an electric one.
The local hardware store carried many electric oil gas furnaces and they seemed manageable. I didn’t think about how to install one though and I didn’t want my parents to worry about it, so I hired someone to supply the fireplace and install it for me. My mom was honestly surprised when the delivery truck arrived and started carrying an electric fireplace inside. I told her that I’d bought her one so she could live out her dream of having an electric fireplace inside her primary bedroom. She was ecstatic and I was happy to see her so happy. The professionals did a good job at hooking everything up and mourning it to the wall. After sealing the edges, the fireplace looked like it had been in the house for years. I’m so happy with how it turned out.