As we move towards the summer months and, hopefully, warmer weather there’s no need to leave the fire and flames back in the cold, dark winter.
If you have a wood-burning stove, a traditional log store is handy to have by the fireside, and can be chosen to complement your decor. In previous posts we’ve looked at some log stores in all shapes and sizes and contemporary log stores for wood burning stoves. By choosing a log store that’s a bit [...]
Having a cosy wood-burning stove in your home is on many people’s wish list when they move to the country. A modern solid-fuel stove looks stylish and appropriate in country interiors, and can really add to the comfortable homey look. But what if your home décor style is more formal and you don’t want the [...]
A wood burning stove is a cosy and natural way to heat your home. Just as your multi fuel stove itself can suit a country-style room design or one that’s much more contemporary, so you can get a log basket, box or shelf to match. A good design will store your logs efficiently but also [...]
1. Gas: Glass-fronted gas fires are the most energy efficient option, and very stylish too. High-efficiency gas fires can be up to 94% efficient. When you realise that an ordinary open fire is just 15% efficient, you can see how you’ll quickly make back the money you invest in a new fire. And they’re cleaner [...]
The hearth of your home, whether your fireplace or your kitchen stove, no longer has to be a simple black or grey. We love these rich ruby red colours – they would make a luscious accent against a simple neutral background. In chilly winter weather a wood burning stove or, better, a multifuel stove, is [...]
It’s good to know that energy efficiency isn’t just a hang-up of our current era. It seems very modern to care about saving energy, and a bit of a surprise therefore to find out that in the early 1800s the owner of an ironmongery store in Halstead created his very own design for an enclosed [...]