Disclosure: Contura have kindly agreed to partner on our cabin project
Over the Christmas holidays, so much more happened than playing about in the snow and drinking glögg: our little cabin sprang to life (see the design plans here)! I’d love to say that the picture above is of the interior – but we’re far from finished! The good news is though, the structure is in place:
So exciting! With all the bigger aspects decided including the wood panelling, windows and doors and the bathroom, it’s time to decide on a wood burning stove. I LOVE a fireplace, do you? To me, they are pure hygge and I couldn’t imagine our little cabin without one!
I knew I wanted to get one from Contura. The Swedish brand is located only an hour from the cabin and recognised as the leading manufacturer of woodburning stoves in Scandinavia as well as a big player across Europe (AKA the guys delivering the hygge!). I’ve heard many a great things about their Swedish-made log burners when it comes to quality and efficiency, and I love the design!
Choosing a stove using the virtual tool
Anyone who’s been in the market for a wood burning stove will know there are so many out there to choose from, it’s almost overwhelming! Keep a look out for a stove that works for the size and design of space you have. Plus, I found the Contura ‘build your stove‘ tool super handy! It allows you to build your own stove and then virtually place it in your home to see how it looks! Hours of fun!
Admittedly, I got a bit carried away and Per was very nervous when I revealed pictures of how one might look in our bedroom, sitting room and bathroom at home!
To use it, just head over to Contura and click on ‘ build your stove’ (top right orange button) and follow the simple step by step instructions.
In the end I decided on the Wood burning stove Contura 810 in black steel with built-in wood storage for our cabin, which I think is super sleek and great for space-saving.
Above is a snapshot from inside our cabin right now (taken from the loft bed ). We plan to place the wood burning stove in the far left corner. This is how it will look – except a little larger in size and with a chimney:
I think it’s going to be great and feeling so excited now. Here’s to cosy days at the cabin!
Just need the panelling to go in and get the bathroom and kitchen fitted, the floors laid….. gaaah so much to do!
Do you have a fireplace in your home? Or perhaps you’ve been considering one (try the tool if so!)? Please do share your experiences below!