Choosing a stove or fire for your brand new home
So you’re putting your stamp on your new home now that the boxes are unpacked and the paperwork is sorted. Depending on what your property has to offer, there are a wealth of options available to you for the type of stove or fire to install.
Perhaps you’ve moved into a rental property where your scope for home alterations is limited – you’re allowed to hang the odd picture on the wall, but more involved modifications are a no-go. Although solid fuel and gas might be out of the picture, you can still create a stunning focal point by investing in an electric stove or fire. Larger installations, such as the Gazco Radiance Glass electric fire, may require you to obtain permission from your landlord due to the permanence of the hanging fixtures required to mount the fire to the wall. Smaller stoves, such as the Gazco Vision, simply require a three pin socket and can be moved from room to room – space considered. This is an ideal choice for those of you that want instant localised heat while still achieving a high end finish.
Assessing your carbon footprint? Wood is widely considered to be one of the most eco-friendly fuel types, so a wood burning stove or fire might be for you. Wood is a renewable energy that is also virtually carbon neutral: the carbon released into the atmosphere when burning wood cleanly is approximately the same as was absorbed during the tree’s growth. Along with its eco-benefits, it’s easy to see the attraction of a wood burning appliance. Creating a homely atmosphere, the mesmerising real flames of a wood burning stove or fire, such as the Stovax Elise Glass 850 Edge+, make for a striking centrepiece.
You like the look of wood burning appliances, but they’re not quite for you. Gas stoves and fires offer you realistic fuel effects, but with the convenience of flames brought to you at the touch of a button – without having to source or restock your fuel supply. For those that want something a little different from the traditional log-look, many Gazco stoves and fires offer different fuel effects such as Pebble & Stone or Driftwood-effect for a beach vibe.