Lizzie & Pete, Studio 1, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Built and owned by only one couple previously, Lizzie and Pete had a blank canvas to work with when they moved into their first home. A project house, the 40-year-old property has allowed the couple to put their own stamp on each room, including their living room which now features a Stovax Studio 1.
Lizzie Burgess, Hampshire
August 30, 2017
Tell us a bit about how your home project started.
We loved the house when we viewed it three years ago as it had a warm, homely feel. The previous owners had not only built the house some 40 years ago but had lived in it ever since. The house reflected their taste, and required considerable renovation and updating. We wanted a project that was manageable and would reflect our personalities and style.
What made you decide to get a wood burner in your home?
When we moved in there was an old and very dated open fireplace in the lounge. We looked at many fireplace show rooms, many different styles of fires and finally settled on the Stovax log burner to complement the style of our lounge and our house.
How did you find the fire? Did you go to a local retailer?
We visited lots of local retailers and compared log burners and decided upon the Studio 1 because of appearance and efficiency.
Why did you choose this model?
We took the advice of the surveyor who came to out to visit us, and also opted for the large black frame to match the décor of our house.
Tell us more about the inspiration for the décor in your living room.
The lounge was a blank canvas. We painted every room in the house off-white. We matched the colours with the tone of our kitchen units which complemented the modern and attractive log burner.
What do you love most about the fire?
The fire is the hub of the room. It is cosy and inviting and we love it, as do our guests. It keeps the whole house beautifully warm, cutting down on our central heating bills in the winter.
What are your plans for the rest of the house?
We have updated the existing house and only have a couple of rooms to finish off. Long term, we plan to extend to increase to 4 bedrooms. This will also include enlarging the kitchen-diner.
Please note that Stovax & Gazco accept no liability for their installation suitability, safety or building regulations conformance. The images shown on these pages are from real independent homes, many taken before installation is complete, and these form no basis of an installation recommendation by Stovax or Gazco. Please consult the complete installation instructions for your chosen product and consult with an appropriately qualified person for your own installation.
Studio Glass Inset Wood Burning Fires
With its crisp lines and reflective surface, the Stovax Studio Glass wood burning inset fire offers you a complete focal point around which to create your very own distinctive decorative style. This sleek frame is available in all four Studio inset fire sizes, giving you the versatility to match your personal design and heating needs. ... Find out more
TG Designer Homes, Stovax Studio wood burner, Fun Family Living Space
Run by a husband and wife team, TG Designer Homes offer sleek, contemporary, and visually arresting home design. Working with innovative designers, they provide a bespoke service to create inspiring and spacious developments with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.
Fiona, Scandinavian style, eReflex electric fire
Fiona from Instagram's 'The Monochrome Stylist' shed some light on her renovations, making an 1970's property modern and minimalist. The eReflex 85R electric fire from Gazco fit in with her plans perfectly. Here, she explains why.
Laura, open plan living, Stovax Riva 66 wood burner
Laura's striking home caught our eye on Instagram, so we wanted to hear more about her interior style and why she chose a Stovax wood burner.
Sarah, Scandi Monochrome Home, eReflex 135R
If you're looking for inspiration for a monochrome interior, Sarah's minimalist-style home should give you all you need. To add an accent of cosiness and warmth, Sarah has opted for an eReflex 135R electric fire which fits in perfectly with her sleek scandi vibe.
Danny & Ciara, eReflex 110W with Trento, New build home
Find out about why Danny and Ciara chose an eReflex 110W electric fire for their new build home.
Jade & Luke, Skope 85R electric fire, Yorkshire Grey Home
Lauren, Stockton 5 wood burning stove, 1800 terraced cottage
Lauren's 1800 terraced cottage is based in the Lancashire countryside. Her cosy living space features our traditional Stockton 5 wood burning and multi-fuel stove. .
Catherine, Stockton 5 wood burning stove, 200 year old cottage
Catherine's 200 year old cottage is set in the beautiful Cotswold, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Her countryside home features our Stovax Stockton 5 wood burning stove.
Mia, Radiance electric fire, Luxurious home
We recently contacted Mia on Instagram @mamma_mia_home to take part in our Hearth Warming Moments Case Study Area. She currently lives in Nottingham with her husband and 2 year old daughter in a cosy 90s build 4 bed detached home featuring our Gazco Radiance 135R Inset Edge electric fire.
Brendan Cullinane, Stovax Studio 2 Duplex, Self-build
Read more about Brendan's self-build and why he chose a double-sided Stovax wood burner.
Joseph & Paul, Radiance electric fire, Luxurious two bed flat renovation
Joseph & Paul's light and luxurious two bedroom flat features our striking Gazco Radiance 85R Inset Edge electric fire. For more inspirational updates, please follow Joseph & Paul on their Instagram account @insidedaisycourt.
Olivia & Leighton,Stockton 8 double sided stove, 1950s South London Renovation
Bethany, Studio 1 wood burning stove, Sea view renovation
Style By Mk Design, Studio Edge+ wood burning fire, 1980s house
Elizabeth, Huntingdon wood burning stove, Period Victorian home
Featuring beautiful Victorian era pieces combined with contemporary elements, Elizabeth's eclectic period house is home to our classic Stovax Huntingdon wood burning stove.
Amanda, Studio wood burning stove, Farmhouse Renovation
Amanda's beautiful farmhouse renovation features our Studio 2 Freestanding installed by our expert retailer, Siberian Stoves. The fire is a focal point in their entertainment room known as the HUB. Read more about Amanda's home inspiration.
Jack & Rachel, Stockton wood burning stove, Victorian terrace
Both working full-time, Jack works in the aerospace industry and Rach is a senior lecturer and a course leader in Fashion. They have been renovating their Victorian terrace since April 2017, featuring our Stockton 5 wood burning stove with their two young children, Emme (7) and Freddie (5).
Lucinda, gas fire, NYC style home
After meeting in Ibiza, Lucinda and her husband travelled all over the world but New York City remains their favourite escapade. Their elegant and chic home is largely influenced by their favourite city.
Paul, Vogue gas stove, beautiful open plan extension
Paul wanted an open plan living area where his family could spend time together. Although they could not find a house that fitted their exact requirements, they found a home that offered them the potential to extend.
Lynn, Studio gas fire, new build without a chimney
Lynn was unsure whether she could install a fire in her modern new build because she didn't have a chimney. Luckily, our expert retailer, Fireplace World provided great technical support on this matter. Find out more about her how she injects the country style into her modern new build home.
Lauren, Radiance electric fire, stunning new build property
Lauren was one of the first homeowners to contact us when sent out an Insta Story looking for new build property owners with a Gazco or Stovax product. Read more if you are curious about owning an electric fire in your new build home.
Louise, Riva F40 Freestanding, Belgooly Renovation
We spoke to architect, Louise Sliney, about why she chose a Stovax Riva F40 Freestanding in her Belgooly renovation.
Charlotte, Studio 3 gas, Beach House
With the bug for renovation, Charlotte and Joey converted a family home into a cosy Cornwall stay - featuring a show-stopping Studio gas fire in the living area.
Hayley, Radiance 105R electric fire, Stark & Neutral interiors
Hayley's modern townhouse, with its neutral, minimalist interior, elegantly presents our contemporary Radiance 105R inset electric fire.
Natasha, Skope electric fire, Sports bar renovation
Natasha tells us all about how she renovated her large, unused double garage space into an impressive Sports Bar, featuring our Skope 135R Inset electric fire! No doubt, this will be a favourite area in the summer as the Sports bar opens into their beautiful garden space!
Sarah, Stockton electric stove, Classic 90’s build
Sarah talks to us on the importance of finding an interior theme for your living space and what makes a home cosy!
Lauren, Stockton stove, Stunning Sandstone property
Read more about Lauren's stunning 4 bedroom Sandstone property in Stirling. Lauren also talks to us about what made her buy the property and gives recommendations to those looking to renovate their home.
David Knight, Huntingdon 30 electric, Modern and relaxed
David Knight wanted a wood burning effect, so he opted for a Huntingdon 30 electric stove to give him convenient heating, a great focal point, but with a realistic fireside glow.
Mike, Stovax Riva 50, A flavour of Japan
Based in Blackheath, south east London, Mike wanted to open up a dark 1950’s house, and renovate it to become a light and airy home. Opting for a Stovax wood burning fire, he told us more about the remodel.
Katie chooses a Stovax Studio Freestanding wood burner for her oak-framed extension project
Seeing Katie's light and airy extension on Instagram, we wanted to know more about her oak-framed project, and why she chose a Stovax wood burner.
Brogan, Studio Inset 150, Renovation
Brogan opted for a sleek Gazco electric fire to suit her modern, minimalist styling.
Nicky, Gazco Huntingdon 30, Kitchen Renovation
Nicky Phillips wanted a stylish stove to complement her off-white shaker kitchen renovation. A Gazco Huntingdon 30 electric stove was the ideal choice for a simple, elegant solution.
Anouska, Stockton 4, Victorian Home
Anouska Lancaster, award winning interior designer and founder of Noushka Design shares her inspirations and thoughts on her wood burner. Anouska's house is a spectacular combination of patterns and colours which all work together to create a homely feel. She has chosen a Stockton 4 to install in her living room and her family huddle round it in the colder evenings. She says "Not only does it create a visual focus in a room, but it’s almost like a physical magnet, in that people are drawn to it. Everyone wants to sit by the fire, it’s a natural draw."