My approach to design
My job as a designer is to start with your situation and your desires, your space and your heat need and put it all together in a way that simply and elegantly exceeds your expectations.
Every home has its own personality, traffic flow, and interior sense of space that we're taking into account as the form of the heater emerges.
We're doing more than just warming a home, we're creating an environment that will be welcoming, comfortable, and even during the summer when the stove is "off" will feel well balanced and inviting. We're impacting the world outside too, Maine and beyond. Masonry Heaters designed and sized properly make use of a renewable resource in a way that far exceeds the benefits of wind, solar, and hydro power.
Are you utilitarian? Are you bold and unique? Your stove can be the same! Are you looking for something that will integrate with a solar system? You can have it! We start with a simple question: "What attracts you to one of our Maine Masonry Heaters?"
We design around you.
Functionally we start with heat loss and traffic flow around the stove, but comfort isn't just about temperature. Are we dividing a great room? Are we a wall between two spaces? Are we cooking? What's important to you?
Aesthetically we start with pictures of stoves and objects that you like. Is it sleek? Is it rustic? Do you like bold and modern? Do you want a traditional fireplace look? Stone? Brick? Tile? Plaster? Simple and clean? sweeping and graceful? Would it be cool to have the stove climb the wall or integrate with a stairway or be rounded or square or do you just want something no one notices that keeps the space feeling great?
We talk about the space we're completing with your heater. Is it a large space with tall ceilings and you want the heater to ground it and give it a solid reference point, or is there a view of the outdoors that should be the focus of the space?
What does your space need for you to feel great about it?
My job as a designer is to start with your situation and your desires, your space and your heat need and put it all together in a way that simply and elegantly meets those goals. You are the focus of the conversation throughout.