As the weather gets a little chillier, now's the time to finally have that indoor log heater installed at your place. We took a spin around our local Bunnings store and picked these burners as the top six models on the market.
Is your home a little bit country or of a traditional architectural style? If you're nodding your head, then a classic-looking convection wood heater is the choice for you! With its bay window styling, a large model like this will have presence in any room. Plus, it's powerful enough to warm up large open plan homes up to 300m2.
Heat and cook
You can't beat the feeling of sitting around the camp fire and cooking dinner, right? Mimic that vibe at your place with a wood heater that features two compartments — one for the log fire and one for the baking oven. Clever! While this unit is perfect for indoors, you can also have it installed outdoors in an undercover area.
Just because your decorating style is sleek and contemporary, perhaps with a nod to Scandinavian design, this doesn't mean you can't find a wood heater to suit. Enter the Scandia Edge wood heater. With its sexy and sleek leg lines, this beauty looks the part and will keep your interiors toasty and warm, too.
For a neat and compact wood heater, look for models on the market that include handy built-in wood storage, designed to keep your firewood dry and easily accessed on cold nights and chilly mornings. No more running outside to fetch the wood in the dark, plus the cut logs add an appealing wintry look to your interiors, too.
Not a fan of freestanding heaters? Problem solved! Go for an integrated, open wood fire heater as the centrepiece of your room. You'll find some models allow you to choose from an optional range of fascia finishes, including traditional matte black, rust-look corten steel and brushed stainless steel. It's your pick! Plus, some fireplaces are suitable for both indoor and undercover outdoor use.
Okay, so not actually a log fire — but a very good lookalike! Cheat the look of an indoor log fire heater with a freestanding or integrated electric fireplace that features a realistic flame effect and decorative logs. You'll achieve the warmth and styling you desire, plus you can set the heating times on most models with a timer. And, there's no sourcing and chopping firewood. Bonus!