When I first moved into my house in Buffalo NY, I wasn’t pleased with the woodstove.
It was a centrally located device that took up most of the living room.
The previous owners built a brick pad for it to sit on. The woodstove was vented into the wood ceiling and there was a stack on the roof. New York gets really cold. A wood stove isn’t really a feasible heating system. The past homeowners had a central heater that worked great. It took me a while to realize the woodstove was merely a decorative piece. Well I ripped that sucker right out. It was a lot of work. I had to remove the brick pad and redo my carpet. I had to patch the wood ceiling and hire roofers to take out the stack. I then had to sell that heating system. Nobody in my area of Buffalo wanted a wood stove. It was small and pointless. I eventually got a guy in New York City that was willing to take the woodstove and use it in his man cave. It was small enough to do that. Now my husband and I get by with just our central heater. It works just great and takes up no room other than closet space. I love that I can arrange the living room furniture how I want and have a brand new carpet in there. It was expensive moving such a decorative piece but worth it in the end. I am really glad I made the update.