There's nothing better than the glow of a log fire on a chilly winter's evening. All woodburning stoves require a chimney to remove emissions from the room. They usually sit within or in front of a fireplace opening, but freestanding stoves are gaining popularity, especially for open-plan areas, although they still need a flue. Woodburners use only wood, while a multifuel stove can burn wood, smokeless fuel and coal. The difference lies in the grate. Wood will burn on a bed of ash, but coals need air entering from beneath, so a multifuel stove has a grate that adjusts to suit the fuel. Take a look at our pick of the best stoves to keep your home cosy.
1. Firebelly Firepod Woodburning Stove
This designer stove sits on its own pedestal, raising the fire chamber to the ultimate position for a perfect view of the dancing flames. Available in black, charcoal or pewter as standard, plus there’s an extensive range of vibrant colours on offer for anyone looking to create a dramatic focal point.
2. Vesta V12 12KW Duo Boiler Woodburning Stove
The V12 Duo boiler woodburning stove has a large 12KW capacity designed to heat large open spaces up to 180m3. This cavernous stove has a huge glass window that's perfect for creating ambience in your home, while the modern design and smooth curves make it an ideal choice for contemporary homes.
3. Valor Ridlington Cast-Iron Multi-Fuel Stove
The intricate detailing on the Ridlington stove perfectly houses the real fire within. The stove comes with a choice of brushed brass or brushed door furniture, and has a heat output of 8.0kW. Cast-Iron.
4. Carron Dante 5KW Cast Iron Stove
A classic and practical design that suits all styles of room decor, both traditional and contemporary. The soft blue colour is a super-stylish addition to the enamel finish and happily suits many decorative room styles and colourways.
6. Be Modern Ohio Solid Fuel Stove
A classic style with plenty of room for fuel, this cast-iron multifuel stove will look the part in country schemes and will keep the whole room toasty.
7. Invicta Okino 7kW Woodburning Stove
Warm yourself in peace and enjoy the harmonious atmosphere created by this Japanese-inspired stove. The standalone design makes a fabulous focal point in contemporary open-plan schemes.
8. Aduro Inset Woodburning Stove
An inset design will make a great focal point in a contemporary living room. This stove features unique Aduro-tronic combustion technology, which automatically regulates the primary airflow. It also uses up to 40% less firewood than many other woodburners and has a wide glass panel with a cleaning airflow system.
Aduro Inset Woodburning Stove, £1440, Worldstores
9. Jøtul F105 Woodburning Stove
Norwegian designers Anderssen & Voll have made a stove that exudes modern luxury and style. The clean white finish adds an almost futuristic appeal.
10. Burgundy 4.5kw Enamel Cast Iron Stove
This petite traditional stove has been given a lift with a shot of heritage red. The festive colour will warm up a country-style scheme with cosy feelings of home comfort.
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Rachel Homer has been in the interiors publishing industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Style Assistant on Inspirations Magazine, she has since worked for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and websites. After starting a family, she moved from being a content editor at Idealhome.co.uk to be a digital freelancer and hasn’t looked back.
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