Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Woodstove for the New House




I have a fireplace dilemma for the new house--I can't decide if I want to have an open traditional wood-burning fireplace or a wood stove. There's also the option of a wood stove insert for the fireplace--but I'm not a fan of the look of these. Alternatively, we could put a small wood stove inside of the fireplace, which I like much better but it probably would not heat the entire house.

Below are some of my favorite Pinterest inspiration images for wood stoves:







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I love the idea of being able to heat our whole house with a wood stove, but I would also miss not having an open fire in the fireplace. Placing a wood stove inside of the fireplace might be a nice compromise, but it would not be as efficient as a wood stove insert. I would be sacrificing some of the functionality for beauty I suppose....


I'm sure this is just one of the many decisions I will have difficulty making in this journey of building a farmhouse. What would you do?








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5 comments:

  1. I think the wood stoves in the fire place look pretty! I totally understand your desire to have the fireplace, but I would choose wood stove any day because they are practical, you can always have a source of heat, and they can also be pretty! There are plenty that show the flame through the door on the front.

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  2. We're saving for a woodstove. I can't wait to get one!

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  3. Definitely wood stove. So much better for heating (less heat loss up the chimney), and you can cook on top of them when the power goes out! I remember a lot of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches or "camp toast" (basically fried, flattened slices of bread) from power outages when I was little. :)

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  4. Definitely wood stove. So much better for heating (less heat loss up the chimney), and you can cook on top of them when the power goes out! I remember a lot of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches or "camp toast" (basically fried, flattened slices of bread) from power outages when I was little. :)

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