Modern fireplaces not just about heating the house, they are also about interior design. They are still functional and economical, but their aesthetic value has increased so much so that they can often be classified as art pieces. There are far more styles to choose from than there ever were before, and anyone, can find the perfect gas fireplace for any home, be it large or small, urban or rural, and regardless of their particular sense of taste. In the past stone fireplace surrounds were more for protecting the house from the flames and storing ambient heat, even if they were beautifully crafted, but the most contemporary fireplaces can provide heat while also contributing to any interior design schematic. So much so, in fact, that they are often the primary fixtures in a room, and set a certain tone for the interior design schematic altogether.
Wood burning stoves are cost-effective. Unlike other home heating technologies that cost a fortune to purchase and maintain, wood stoves let you pleasantly heat your home without adding to your monthly expenditure. The price of wood stoves can't compare with even the cheapest electric and gas heating system in town. The price of wood fuel is almost 10% lower than the price of oil, electricity, and gas.