Stoves & Fires – February 2022 – Issue 318


Turn Up The Heat

A woodburning, gas or electric fire or stove is guaranteed to add a stylish focal point and a cosy, welcoming ambience within your home. Here are some options and advice to ensure you choose what is right for you.

Stoves are not only an atmospheric addition in your living spaces but are also highly efficient too. Whereas up to 90 per cent of the heat from an open fire goes up the chimney, a stove can reverse this with most of the heat reaching the room and just 25 per cent or less disappearing. For a contemporary home, look for stoves with minimal detailing, dramatic curvaceous or angular shapes, and large glazed doors. Taller, slimmer units tend to look more modern than squatter ones; while stoves with concealed back flues also look more streamlined than those with chimneys. Choose black or steel finishes for a very minimalist room, white or cream for a traditional Scandi feel, or a colourful stove to brighten up a monotone scheme. To add texture and interest to your space, as well as provide practical storage, consider stoves with built-in log stores, too.

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