Saturday, 29 May 2010

Open Fires

One of the sticking points that Surfer Boy and I have in regard to our extension is an open fireplace.  I am a firm believer that an open fire is a necessity to a home whereas my 'green' husband quite rightly complains of their ferocious appetites for timber and their inherent mess. 
I know he is right and I am aware that the open fire place is by it's very nature, outdated in our modern homes - but I still want one!
Surely no home is complete without a hearth to gather around? 

Looks like I'll need to do some research to find an alternative that lets me have the romanticism of the open fire without the drawbacks.  Any suggestions?


Kristine said...

Tell him he'll regret it if he doesn't put one in. It was only tonight I was lamenting to a visitor the lack of a fireplace in our house. Tonight is the perfect night for it.

Lesley said...

open fires go all the way back to the cave man, it is a natural source of heat

Kell said...

Nothing better than the smell of an open fire, not to mention the added bonus of being able to toast marshmallows!