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"Run Your Own Race" DIY Fireplace Projects For Every Timeline

Touchstone Sideline 50 Electric Fireplace in dark gray accent wall @oliveandoakhome

Love before/after photos and stories? Our Touchstone team especially enjoys following the progression of your DIY electric fireplace and TV lift projects. From rough sketches and calls to our customer service team about sizes and specs - to the big reveals of your transformed room, outdoor space, motor home or office - we appreciate the hard work in between.

Designed to Fit Your Home and Timeline

Our projects are designed to fit into your home, your life and your schedule. While Touchstone® electric fireplaces and TV lift mechanisms are quick and easy to install, the other steps can take some time. We hear from customers who complete a Touchstone fireplace accent wall in a day and others who are on a different timeline.

Project Motivation from the Touchstone Community

The Touchstone community is here to help you complete your DIY fireplace or TV lift project. Check out the Touchstone blog, photo galleries and how-to pages for project motivation and helpful tips from fellow customers. Our social media pages are also a great resource for before/after inspiration and project shares. 

Quick and Easy Fireplace Installation

Watch this easy before and after transformation featuring the Touchstone® Sideline Infinity 3-Sided Smart Electric Fireplace.

“Run Your Own Race”

Need some reassurance that you can finish your DIY fireplace project? Here are some of our favorite DIY electric fireplace projects with honest feedback on timelines.

Touchstone DIY Fireplace wall featuring Sideline 50 Electric Fireplace, project by @oliveandoakhomeTouchstone Sideline 50 Electric Fireplace accent wall by @oliveandoakhome

"Home Takes Time"

@oliveandoakhome shares: "Constantly comparing your home to others, feeling like your home isn’t good enough or Pinterest worthy enough..Well, I’ve been there. But the reality is, that home takes time.. not to mention work, sweat and tears.


This fireplace took me MONTHS to build - not a few days like I’ve seen some other content creators take. But you know what? That’s ok.. because now that it’s done I can’t quit staring at this because I know how hard I worked on it, and how much joy it’s brought my family."

Touchstone DIY fireplace accent wall featuring Sideline Elite 42 Smart Electric Fireplace, project credit @alexanderreneedesignTouchstone Sideline Elite® 42 Smart Electric Fireplace accent wall by @alexanderreneedesign

"Started in the Spring, Finished in the Summer Because Life"

@alexanderreneedesign shares: "Reality: Sometimes DIY projects take a while to finish. This fireplace was started in the spring and finished in summer because life 🤷🏽‍♀️ the room is still incomplete because furniture ordering is like the Hunger Games, but I love how this turned out. You can’t tell me it looks like the fireplace wasn’t here all along. This electric fireplace is from @touchstonehomeproducts and is Alexa-enabled for easy vibe setting. I can’t wait to share the finished room. Until then, here’s the reminder to run your own race 😘 you are on no one’s timeline but your own!"

Touchstone Sideline Elite 42 Smart Electric Fireplace mounted in wall by @interiorswag and Modern BlazeTouchstone Sideline® 50 Electric Fireplace mounted on wall by @interiorswag. Courtesy of Modern

DIY Project Time Savers

Not ready to build a bump out wall? You can still create a stunning fireplace accent wall with a simple wall mount installation. Touchstone Electric Fireplaces include mounting brackets and can be hung directly on the wall.

A Streamlined Approach

Wish you could snap your fingers and create a beautiful fireplace focal point for your room? Now you almost can with Touchstone free standing mantel + electric fireplace combinations. Simply assemble the surround mantel and insert the included Touchstone electric fireplace. You can place this portable fireplace mantel anywhere in your home – and easily move it as desired.

Touchstone Encase Surround Mantel with Sideline Elite 50 Smart Electric Fireplace

Be sure to share your hard work with fellow shoppers. Include a photo with your product review or tag us #touchstonehomeproducts on your favorite social media channel. Thanks for helping us build the Touchstone community!

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