Back in March I moved into my own home. We were adamant that we didn't want a new build and the historic features in his property stole our hearts. It was built in 1906 and has some amazing features; sash windows, wooden floor boards and fire places in nearly every room.
I was really looking forward to having a beautiful open fire this winter but I'm also conscious of how much heat an open fire will provide and how much wood it would go through.
Eventually, a log burner will be put in but probably not for about a year or so.
This is the second fire place in the dining room that we've opened up. This one is blocked off (with ventilation holes) and will be used as a decorative wood store but I plan to open up the one in the living room like this too!
So what are your thoughts, the pros and the cons; do I open it up and have an open fire for a year (please say yes! I want a cosy Christmas!) or do I hold out and wait until we can get a log burner fitted?
Edit to add: I haven't plastered the wall yet, that's a weekend job!
Last edited by Beki; 09-10-23 at 11:15.