Wood Stoves: Think Beyond Cabin in the WoodsA wood stove has the advantage of providing literal warmth to a room, but some worry that aesthetically they are at a disadvantage. However, it may be time to rethink the wood stove. Newer wood stoves are much more slick and can be bring style and design to a space. Here are some reinvented wood stoves for you to consider.
Fireplaces: Beyond traditional
Fireplaces have always been a very popular way to bring flames into a space. They may not heat your home as efficiently as a wood stove, but many enjoy the open and inviting look of a fireplace. One of the better selling points of a fireplace is the mantel. Mantels have always been a lovely place to display personal treasures. Interestingly enough, many modern fireplaces do not have mantels.
Best of Both WorldsThere are also some who prefer a mix of a wood stove and a fireplace. A wood stove with a mantel can provide the solution to the fireplace vs. wood stove debate. Here are some examples of a hybrid between the two sources of heat.