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Media walls: your questions answered

Media walls have become a popular feature in modern homes, combining functionality and aesthetics to create an engaging space. Let's delve into some common questions about media walls to understand their appeal and practicality.

What is the Purpose of a Media Wall?

The primary purpose of a media wall is to centralise your home entertainment system. It’s designed to house televisions, speakers, and sometimes gaming consoles in a single, organised unit. This centralisation not only makes the space look tidier but also enhances the viewing experience by creating a focal point in the room.

Media wall with electric fireplace.

Are Media Walls a Good Idea?

We think media walls are a great idea for their aesthetic appeal, space-saving design, and the way they can be customised to fit your home’s style and needs.

  1. Aesthetic appeal: Media walls can significantly enhance the visual appeal of a room. From panelled walls to bold colours to statement wallpaper, your media wall is always reflective of your personality. They offer a sleek, modern look and can be designed to complement the interior décor.
  2. Space-Saving: Some electric fires for media walls are made to be slimmer in depth, helping you make the most of your living space. These shallow profile appliances fit perfectly into walls, giving the look of a fireplace without needing much floor space.
  3. Customisation: Media walls can be altered to suit your exact needs, whether that’s wanting a sound system built into the wall along with your games console and other peripherals, or simply wanting a TV built in above your fireplace. The options are endless, and all designed around your customisation.

Onyx Fusion electric fire in a media wall.

Do Media Wall Fireplaces Give Off Heat?

Electric media wall fireplaces do give off heat, but part of their appeal is the ability to be used without the heating function. They are designed to provide warmth while also adding to the ambience of the room during the colder months, but can also offer summertime ambience without the heat from a traditional fireplace.

Gazco eStudio 135R electric fire.

Electric media wall fires often have a range of settings that let them fit your lifestyle perfectly, such as thermostatic heating for efficiency or even open window detection that intelligently detects a certain drop in temperature caused by an open window or door, switching the fire off to conserve energy and heating resumed via a remote control or app when the user is ready.

Gazco eReflex 195RW media wall electric fire

Is it Easy to Build a Media Wall?

The ease of building a media wall depends on the complexity of the design, whether you have hired a professional, or whether you are relying on the homeowner’s DIY skills.

  1. Simple Designs: For those with basic carpentry skills, constructing a simple media wall can be a manageable weekend project.
  2. Complex Designs: More intricate designs that include built-in lighting, sound systems, or electric fireplaces may require professional expertise.
  3. Planning: Regardless of the design, it’s important to plan thoroughly, considering factors like weight support for the TV and cable management for electronic devices.

Media walls can be a great addition to a modern home, offering both functional and aesthetic benefits. Whether you opt for a DIY approach or professional installation, a well-designed media wall can become the centrepiece of your living space, offering a cosy and organised area for entertainment. Browse our dedicated media wall fires collection to find your perfect electric fire, and don’t forget to contact your local expert retailer when you are ready to purchase a Gazco electric fire.

Media Wall Electric Fires

2 responses to “Media walls: your questions answered”

  1. Heather Ainsworth says:

    We are looking to purchase a property with a built in media wall with TVand electric fire below.we Dont like the layout, could this be altered,would prefer TV at eye level and maybe more traditional fire or shelves, would need advice. Regards Heather

    • Chris Connick says:

      Hi Heather, it would really depend on the media wall and how it has been constructed. If its built of plasterboard it should be relatively easy to make alterations, but you’d need to take into account distance to combustibles if you were wanting to put anything other than another electric stove or fire in there. Either way, a builder or fireplace installer would be able to take a look and advise on your options here. Your local Gazco retailer could be a good place to start. Hope this helps!

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