We were very pleased with the design, ambiance and the heat output. We prefer to sleep in cold bedroom, however when we get out of bed in the AM, it's great to have a bit of heat just to take the chill off. With the remote control to flick it on it's fantastic. We were concerned about the heat output on the rug...so we bought a 2x2 piece of basement subflooring, placed 4 12" tiles on it, now this little stove has it own "hearth" for less then $5.00. We would recommend it highly.