Maybe you remember your mee-maw’s wood stove, or maybe great mee-maw’s. They were short, fat, black, and a little boring. It was also warm, practical, charming, quaint, and saved your mee-maw and pop-pop quite a bit of money on their heating bill. Modern fireplaces are all the rage with over 60% of home buyer’s willing to pay extra for them. Just like modern fireplaces, modern stoves are becoming increasingly popular.
Modern stoves tend to come in either wood or gas versions, so if you have natural gas in your home, you are not necessarily stuck dragging wood in every few hours. Gas stoves also provide additional options for venting and, depending on your situation, you may be able to run one without a chimney. Whether you decide on a no hassle gas stove or prefer the ambiance of a real wood, your modern stove will be capable of heating a 2,000 square foot room under normal operation conditions.
Check out these modern stove designs to see why they convey a sense of sophistication and charm.
1. Jotul GF 370 DV
This award winning stove from Jotul looks perfect in any modern home. Check out the three-sided view of the fire which allows you to catch a glance at the flame from any angle. Notice how the combination of the black and white make this stove fit into the room, while at the same time help it stand out and draw the eye.
2. Lopi Greenfield Stove
This stove from Lopi Stoves (pronounced Low Pie) mixes the classical with the modern and adds an elegant touch to any room with its large viewing area. The low profile avoids it making the room feel cluttered, while the enamel shine makes it convey a sense of sophistication.
3. Regency Alterra
This stove from Regency is practical and provides a wow factor for any room. A fusion of both modern and traditional, this stove is a popular choice that compliments a wide variety of modern decor.
4. GDS26 From Napoleon
The GDS26 AKA ‘the Castlemore’ from Napoleon is a beautiful addition to any room and comes with a wide variety of finishes. I recommend the “Winter Frost”. The housing of this stove evokes imagery of Victorian architecture while still staying modern.
5. U39 from Regency
The U39 from Regency is everything a modern stove should be, both highly efficient and visually striking. The panels below the pedestal and the overall design make this stove look more like a modern appliance than a wood stove.
Stoves Give Any Room Wow Factor
Whatever your taste in modern home decor, stove manufacturers like these have the right fit for you. The great thing about a stove like this in your home is that it becomes a focal point and conversation piece. If you’ve ever been in a home with a fireplace or stove that’s lit, people tend to naturally congregate around the appliance. There is something about an open flame that will always draw the eye.
Stoves Are Practical And Beautiful
We find that many homeowners want the practicality of a stove as well as the ambiance it creates. Modern stoves are more efficient, safer for your home, and safer for the environment than the stoves of yesteryear. In my part of the US, we have had some epic blizzards that took the power out for up to two weeks. Those of us without a secondary heat source experienced a bitter cold home in addition to burst pipes. Many of these stoves come with an electric blower, which will help move the heat around the room, however even without that feature, these stoves will radiate enough heat so that even open floor plans feel toasty.
Featured photo credit: Jotul via jotul.com