Is there a compromise between a fireplace and an insert?
My husband and I love wood fireplaces, the look, feel and smell. We also understand the practicality and efficiency of a wood-burning stove. We would love to investigate a compromise and don't know were to start!
Some people recommend an insert, but the window you look through is still so small!
I miss looking into the fire and hearing the crackling of the wood, but I do admit, the warmth the stove kicks off is unquestionably efficient!
Is there such a thing as the best of both worlds?
The fireplace/firebox is large, it really is a shame to close it down!
Photo link below.
Here is a link that might be useful: Link to my fireplace photos