How does that saying go? Something about the pot calling the kettle black? Well, the thing that I am going to call black isn’t a pot or a kettle, its a stove!
Hubby and I went out yesterday and looked at fireplaces. Somewhere in the process, we decided that instead of doing a wood burning fireplace downstairs, we are going to do a wood burning stove! So far, this is our favorite. I’m not sure if we would get it with the silver accents or just get it all black. Either way, what do you think?
I’m not really sure how we came to the decision to do a stove instead of a fireplace. I hadn’t even thought about it, but hubby wanted to take a look at them and once we started looking, I was really feeling it! I love the idea of doing something a little different and straying from the norm.
Now originally we had decided that we weren’t going to do a fireplace downstairs, but after spending some time thinking about it in the warmth of my parent’s downstairs wood burning fireplace, we weren’t 100% sure on that decision. What we decided was that we wouldn’t regret putting one in, but we might regret not putting one in. So we decided to do it!
Now, why the sudden decision making? Well, a wood burning stove needs a chimney! And since the siding people will be starting this month (YAY!!!!!) we had to decide NOW what we were going to do.
So, along with that, we are trying to decide what we want to do – brick or stone for the accents? (The siding will be a charcoal-ish grey seamless steel) Here again, I am initially leaning towards a cultured stone. Something similar to this
But then I got to thinking about it more – and it is really in and popular right now, but it is timeless or is it trendy? So, then I start leaning more towards the brick option. Because brick is timeless, right? Brick has been around for a really really long time. So, we go and look at brick. These were our top three alongside something that I am assuming will be a similar greyish color that the siding will be.
Right now I’m in a toss-up between Castlewood and Harbourtown. And it really is crazy how much the color of the mortar affects the look of the brick!
And, we have to decide what we are going to do with the chimney – are we going to side it or brick/stone it? I just don’t know!
I’m back to that place of feeling completely unprepared to make decisions because you have to think SO far in advance! Any advice for us? Are we crazy for doing a stove instead of a fireplace? Should we just do the whole house in steel siding and forget the brick/stone? Are we looking at things the wrong way?! Help!