My parents have two wood burning stoves. I prefer them over a fireplace any day. The heat it produces is awesome, and when electricity goes out you can still cook on it, while keeping warm :) ESSE OFEN👍🏽
I like the way they did this harth and the color painted behind the stove. I also like the wood beams framing the stove in. Maybe have similar framing and the make a gate around the stove out of the same wood.