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No one puts these babies in the corner. Why modern, efficient woodstoves deserve to be the centrepiece


Alberta-based architect Marc Boutin built his Bamfield, B.C., cabin nearly seven years ago, there was no question that it would include a woodstove, even though he says most people are drawn to the open flame of a fireplace or an outdoor firepit. A woodstove is dismissed as a workhorse, valued not for looks, “but for its ability to generate heat more efficiently than a fireplace,” says Boutin.

Canadians are lucky. We have a wealth of options in the woodstove market— trusted brands that are manufacturing more efficient stoves than ever. But flip through these very pages and you’ll see a new trend: design-savvy cottagers heating their spaces with sleek, modern woodstoves that provide powerful energy output and beautiful style sensibility.

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