There is nothing quite like sitting in front of a toasty woodburning stove with a hot cup of cocoa in your hand when the temperatures are hitting subzero outside. It’s like being indoors when it’s pouring down with rain; it brings with it a strangely lasting home comfort.
You can have as many electric fires and radiators as you like, but you’ll never beat the soothing heat of a burning coal or log fire. Even your pets love the natural heat that a fire gives off.
Picture it: you’ve been out for a long walk with your dog, it’s freezing cold, raining and you’re getting battered by the rain, snow or, worse still, hailstone. The first thing you want to do when you get home is dry off with a towel and put the fire on to warm up. The next thing you’ll probably do is put the kettle on, but that’s only a complement to the comfort of a fire.
When something can bring so much comfort to your life at home, it’s important to make the right choice. There are so many different styles of fireplaces out there that it’s almost impossible to choose and it’s not just about how physically warm it keeps you; an aesthetically pleasing fire can bring yet more comfort to your life, so make sure that you have a shop around when you’re looking for a new fireplace!
I took my time to pick the right Victorian fireplace and it paid off – I’m reluctant to leave my front room in the winter now!