It’s been a pretty underwhelming last couple of weeks at our place: both my husband and I have managed to catch the most tenacious colds laced with a smattering of bronchitis and have been feeling very sorry for ourselves. This sad state of affairs is enhancing my desire for comfy, cozy warmth…we’d like a wood burning stove, please! Don’t get me wrong, our central heating works fine, but you just can’t beat this:
…can you? I like the way the wood is stored in its own niche along the doorway too. A lot of our neighbours here have wood burning stoves already, and a chat with our chimney sweep confirmed that we could easily have one installed in our living room. Apparently they do a solid job of defraying regular gas heating costs, which is not something to be sniffed at in a country where your central heating is on for about half of the year.
I suspect the smartest option for us would be to go for a multi-fuel burning stove instead of one restricted to wood.
I don’t know what the price tag for the above Shaker-inspired version is, but if we win the lottery, I know which one I’m ordering. Fast.
The model above isn’t actually a wood burning stove at all but a retro-tastic Malm fireplace, but it must be included for its awesomeness. I have seen these all over design magazines and blogs lately, with mid-century homeowners rejoicing at the occasional (probably rare) reasonably priced vintage find. Who wouldn’t?
If any of you lovely readers have advice regarding wood burning stoves, please let me know in the comments.