How to buy a wood-burning stove

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  • Choose a stylish, environmentally-friendly stove that will bring a warm glow to any home

    Modern designs

    How to choose a modern stove

    Contemporary stoves will have a bold impact on a scheme. Unlike traditional stoves that sit in the fireplace, modern versions often stand in the middle of a room. Cylindrical steel versions are popular, but there are also pedestal and swivel designs and built-in wall-mounted “insert” stoves. Some new designs sit on a glass base rather than on a traditional hearth.

    Designer style

    The trend is for sleek designs with large curved windows, discreet handles and controls, and black or grey paint finishes.

    Norwegian company Jøtul is justifiably proud of its Scan 58 series, designed by specialist Hareide Designmill and winner of a coveted Red Dot design award this year.

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