Why did they buy a wood stove?

I bought a house in Elgin, Illinois that desperately wanted to be a farmhouse, but the previous owners painted the exterior yellow and brown.

  • The inside had wood walls on half and checked wallpaper on the others… Everything was all wood and rustic… It was tacky in my opinion.

The worst was there was a woodstove right in the middle of the kitchen. It sat on a cement pad and was vented to the ceiling. I checked the vent and noticed it was clean as a whistle. The people put it in as a decorative feature. The central boiler was good enough for the Illinois winter. I didn’t need the supplemental heat of the woodstove. I also hated that it took up so much room. I ended up calling an Elgin heating dealership to remove it. The supplier removed it but didn’t want the gear. They said the wood stove was too tiny to be a home heater. It was meant for a small home or a shack, then so I ended up listing it online and a guy bought it for his hunting cabin. I had to redo the flooring where the cement pad was removed. I hired roofers to remove the stack on the roof and to patch my wood ceiling, however all of that labor and money was to remove a pointless heater… Why would anyone want a woodstove in Elgin? There are more wonderful and impressive furnaces that can combat the winter. All it did was take up space and look ugly.
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