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:
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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