Liven up your living room for a party and you will find the entire group ignoring your living room and congregating in your kitchen. Take a ski vacation complete with a fancy restaurant and you may find yourself killing time at the lodge’s fireplace after the last run of the day, munching trail mix before a roaring blaze. You may not even make it to that restaurant.
"Pellet, gas and wood stoves are cheaper-to-run and once installed, quickly become the center of the homey universe. The bottom line is, nobody really cares how much you spent on that lovely couch. It’s the fire and the food they’re after.