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Bioethanol Fire

Our Bioethanol Fire – A clean burn and clean conscience

As an interior designer, there are several areas of home renovations that send shivers down my spine. And not the good shivers. They are, in no particular order: Curtains (I’ve spoken at length about how much I hate them) Bathrooms (hands down the hardest spaces to design and plan for) Fires and fireplaces When we moved into our home back in 2012, our living room was fitted with a log burner. It was by all accounts a really good one. But during our 6 years of owning it, I think it’s fair to say, we didn’t get on. It took oodles of time and effort to get it going and when it was going, it was fricking boiling. It was smokey. It gave me headaches. The last time we used it, it filled our living room with black smoke. It was then we found out we needed a new liner down the chimney. Cue about £1200 worth of work which we couldn’t afford, so this rather expensive stove became a pricey but rather useless ornament. Sometimes …