Love this ad for Charnwood stoves.
Whether I like it or not, I think we are going to have to break down and buy ourselves a wood burning stove. It's not that I don'ttotally agree with having one - it's just I so love the romantic notion of an open fire but economically it just doesn't make sense anymore to be literally burning money up the chimney by not capitalizing on the heat we could be producing from an efficient wood stove.
Charnwood Country 8 stove.
In the current issue of ur dream home - they noted that for every 10 bags of coal you burn - only 2 actually produce heat. So, we are literally throwing away 8 bags of coal for what? An open flame? When it's put to you that way - it's absolute madness!
To get myself into this new way of thinking I've been researching stoves and seeing how they might look in our own house - granted we don't have the same size fireplace or rooms but I think I can wrap myself around the idea a bit better. We know that the heat produced will be tremendous in caparison and we can even open the doors and let it heat the upstairs and in time possibly put in a back boiler so our radiators can be keeping all the rooms cosy at the same time. And when you look these photos - it doesn't look so bad does it? I'm particularly in love with the Barrington stove from Chesneys (featured above). How chic to have it in white! Love it!
Above: The Petworth stove from Chesneys.
Charnwood also has a nice range of stoves - this is the Cove 1 above and the Cove 2 below. Don't you love their great log basket below?
Above: The Flatford stove from Chesneys
I think the group of stoves really do look great in these rooms and I think it's just about making the decision and moving forward on it and not looking back. The benefits we'd gain out weight the negative notions by far. Now, I've got to grab my husband James - we need to get out shopping!