Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Keeping room fireplace

I have always wanted a wood burning fireplace.  But I have always heard and read how inefficient they are and how they can actually suck heat out of the house instead of heating it.   So needless to say I have always had a gas fireplace with a blower.  And don't get me wrong, these are EASY to use and no mess.  you basically flip a switch, flip another switch to turn the blower on and within a few minutes you have a roaring fire with heat!  And no logs, no ash and no mess.   

However it still hasn't quenched my desire for a wood burning fireplace.  Until I found this fireplace, which is a Napoleon.  It's basically a wood stove, but a fireplace "look" is what I gather from reading about it until my eyes crossed!   One log burns up to 9 hours!  So it's definitely efficient.  And you can hook heating ducts into it to heat your house.  And if you are using it as your main source of heat (we are not) you can buy the appropriate size fireplace for the size house you have.  Pretty cool! 

I love the wrought iron handles and the arched top of it. I have a thing for arches.  You will be able to see that with me saying a word as you see the house finished!  

We did put a gas fireplace in the Family Room, which is not completed yet, but I'll be sure and show you it when it is done!

Thought I would show you the latest addition!   Our framing and electrical inspection is tomorrow, so insulation and drywall are next!  Exciting!!!

On another note, I am having an MRI tomorrow morning and if you could, please say a prayer for me!  Thank you :)


Anonymous said...

Kristi, I'll be praying for you tomorrow. I too had a follow up MRI, and Neurology appt. after my lovely jaunt to the ER. I'm sure all is well with you. It is so good to be thorough with these type of things, and plus you get a nice picture of your brain! lol


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kristi, I will definitely keep you in my prayers today. I sure hope everything turns out well. I love the style of your new fireplace. Walls soon, how exciting!!

gena said...

Kristi, I'll add you to my Rosary intentions today for sure. You've got a friend in jersey on the job !

We had a wood stove in our family room before the reno and it threw off amazing amounts of heat - easily heated the entire downstairs and it was not a fancy schmancy at all ! We also have a "heat-a-lator" built into the living room fireplace. It has vents that distribute the heat. It has to be very, very COLD out for us to use it because it gets too hot for this menopausal old lady - lol !

I love these posts and peeking at all the fun and beautiful things you are putting into your home !

thanks for sharing,

Deserae said...

Your new fireplace insert is very pretty! I can't wait to see how it looks in the room when it is all completed. There is nothing like a roaring fire to make a room cozy!!!! I will say a little prayer for you today too :o)

Leah said...
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Leah said...

I LOVE our wood burning fireplace in the living room.
There is something so cozy about a real fire. There's nothing like it.
Besides, it's always nice to have some jobs on hand for growing boys. My twelve year old son cuts all our firewood and kindling, and the little boys stack and bring in the firewood.
Kids need ways to help out in the family. It makes them more thankful and happy, I've noticed.

I pray your MRI goes well. We are all in God's hands.

Sailing Simply said...

Consider it done! I will definitely pray for you. This is a really interesting fireplace. I've not heard of it before, it's very pretty! We have a wood burning and I want a gas! LOL! Yes, that was English Walnut I used on the placemats. Good eye!

Angie said...

Love the fireplace choice! I bet you'll love it. Will say a prayer for you and hope it all turns out fine.

Vanessa said...

Hi! I found you through Sailing Simply and just had to come over and see who the Thrifty Gypsy was! :-) The name got me right away! I love your fireplace and totally agree that there is nothing like the pop and crackle and smell of a wood-burning fire. I can't wait to see how it all turns out and also to go back through your other posts!
P.S. I'm a new follower!

Becca said...

Kristi, first and foremost, I will have you in my prayers tomorrow. Everything will be fine! Thanks for stopping over with such a sweet note about my Fall kitchen. Yes, girl, I love that same paint strip ... Blonde, Restrained Gold. They just "work" with everything! I can't WAIT to see your house ... your fireplace is going to be beautiful !! Take care, Becca :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristi, I just scrolled down to your previous post to find why you were having an MRI. How scary that must have been! I've said a prayer for you, and will begin tomorrow with another prayer for you.
I love that fireplace too! laurie

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I will pray for you :).Great choice. I love this! I am so into wood fireplaces! This one is so efficient and pretty!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

H Kristi,
Sending good thoughts your way ~ loving the fireplace- really charming! :)

Jen Kershner said...

Kristi, I love your fireplace! It's gorgeous. I'm thinking about you today.


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