Wood-Burning Fireplaces And Advantages Of Having One

Who has never dreamed of relaxing in front of a fireplace, mesmerized by the fire and the sound of the burning ember? A fireplace goes far beyond warming spaces. It decorates, brings comfort, and is cozy. And the good thing is that nowadays it is possible to have different types of fireplaces, from the more traditional ones, such as the wood-burning model, to the more modern and technological ones, such as ecological ones. Not to mention that the location of the house is no longer a problem, even those who live in an apartment can have a fireplace to warm up and enjoy the cold days of the year. 

Let’s get to know the types of fireplace available and which one best understands your personal needs and tastes?

Fireplace Types

Wood-burning fireplace

The wood-burning fireplace is the best-known model and until then one of the most used. This type of fireplace gives a rustic and romantic air to the environment and, therefore, ends up being one of the favorites. 

Advantages of the wood-burning fireplace

  • Model varieties, including floor, corner, suspended, masonry, or iron lines;
  • Accepts different types of coating;
  • It has one of the most beautiful designs;
  • The pleasant sound of firewood burning;

Disadvantages of the wood-burning fireplace

  • It releases smoke and soot which, consequently, requires the installation of ducts and chimneys;
  • More laborious and difficult cleaning;
  • Need extra space in the environment to store firewood;
  • It’s not sustainable;
  • Low utilization of released heat;
  • It requires specialized labor for construction;
  • Maintaining the temperature is more difficult, as it depends on the size of the firewood, among other factors.

How much does a wood-burning fireplace cost?

The cost of a wood-burning fireplace depends a lot on the size and coverings that will be used, in addition, of course, on the region where you live. However, considering a small fireplace made of masonry (the most traditional) the value is around R$ 2500.

Where to use the wood-burning fireplace

The wood-burning fireplace consumes more space in the environment, not to mention that it will be necessary to keep a free area to store the firewood. Another feature of this type of fireplace is the need for ducts and chimneys, which can end up making the model unfeasible for apartments, for example. Ideally, the wood-burning fireplace should be installed in large spaces, such as living rooms, dining, and outdoor areas. 

Wood-burning fireplace linings

The wood-burning fireplace is very versatile when it comes to coverings. It accepts very well different materials, such as stone (granite, marble, slate, and rough stones), porcelain tiles, and small bricks.











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Author: Renata Kralevska


A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.


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