About 10 years ago, we really wanted to get a Jotul wood stove. They are really cool, but expensive. You also have to get pipe, place for wood, spark guards. When we added it up, it would have cost about $4,000.00.
Glad we discovered these electric stoves. They look almost the same, are warm, and have a surprisingly great ambience. They are not quite as good as wood burning, but about 90% there, which is pretty nice considering they only cost about 150 bucks. Check them out. Plus, you can use them in an apartment and don’t need a chimney!