Inglenook Fireplace, (or 'chimney-corner), is a term used to refer to the recess or space that adjoins a large space. Inglenook fireplaces are commonplace in old pubs whose seating platforms were designed for people to relax in the warmth and share a conversation as they swill a drink among friends.
In the very olden days when they were still popular, inglenook fireplaces could be installed in homes with a hearth serving as a cooking area and an enclosing alcove wrapping around the inglenook to serve as a place for people to gather and warm themselves. With time, however, the kitchen evolved into a distinct room but the inglenook fireplace remained in the family room/living space as a cozy and intimate warming space for the dwellers of the house.
Get it right – the term “inglenook” in Old English could be split into two ‘ingle’ meant fireplace and ‘nook’ meant an area. Today, the word ‘inglenook fireplace’ is often used by players in the fireplace industry to describe a large area left inside the chimney breast, once it (chimney breast) has opened to the maximum width.
Inglenook fireplace works very much the same way as any other common type of fireplace except that the recess provides a spacious area for log storage.
Freestanding range units are a direct opposite of slide-in options. The difference between them is in the style of installation. While freestanding ranges are designed to stand alone or install between cabinets, their slide-in counterparts are specifically designed to install between cabinets to create a seamless look. As such, freestanding products come with well-finished sides while the slide-in option features unfinished sides which renders the units unsuitable for standalone installation.
When most people think stove, freestanding units are the first to cross the mind. It can fit almost anywhere in the kitchen and doesn’t require any cabinetry. Because the side panels are finished, you can install it between cabinets or let it stand. It has burners and an oven. The controls are normally on the backsplash. It is often the least expensive option but this can depend on features.
The stove fitter is the guy you’ll hire to install your stove. You can also install the product all by yourself if you possess the necessary skills. However, remember to check if DIY installation is permitted by local authorities and if not, the only option remaining for you would be a professional installer. An average fitter will ask for anything between 900 (£700) and $1,300 (£1,000) as the installation fee for the appliance itself. However, no two projects are identical, so costs may vary. Inset stoves may require additional structural adjustments in your kitchen than freestanding products (this may include but is not limited to hidden flues and false walls), all of which will raise the price.
You will want to ensure the fitter is qualified for the job and they specialize in fitting the product of your type.
A wood-burning stove is the best alternative to a furnace heating or gas fireplace system. Although this stove is known to be resource-demanding, inefficient, and messy, the owner gets to benefit from its sustainability (wood is a renewable resource, right? unlike fossil fuels). Wood is also cheaper than coal, propane, and oil especially if you consider the combination of surging demand and dwindling supply. By zone-heating the main living area in your home with a decent wood-burning unit, you will save some good money by cutting on gas bills during the long and dark winter months. It is recommended that you buy a wood-burning unit that has been approved by an environmental conservation or sustainable energy body.
There are two types of wood-burning stoves – catalytic and non-catalytic units. Catalytic units pass their smoky exhausts through a special ceramic “honeycomb” catalyst, similar to the catalytic converters found in cars, which burns particles and gasses, emitting fewer pollutants in the air. Catalytic units tend to be more efficient than their non-cat counterparts, with less heat loss and longer burn times. However, they demand more maintenance since the catalysts must be replaced once after a few years. A non-catalytic option uses super-heated oxygen and air tubes to create a mixture of particulates and gasses released from burning woods to start a secondary burn. This results in far lesser emissions and higher efficiency.