A home fireplace can be soothing, give warmth, be romantic or just relaxing. They
provide added heat and a heat source should the electricity go out. Finally, if you
have children, building a fire is an event. Add some warm cookies, a favorite board
game or movie, and you have a special night with the family.
Add a fireplace to your existing room or place one in your new addition. A fireplace
turns a house into a home.
What is the intended use… heat, architectural enhancement, or ambience?
Gas vs. Wood
Wood burning fireplaces require more manual labor once installed – lighting the logs,
maintaining a chimney properly, cleaning. Gas fireplaces, especially direct vent
fireplaces, can be installed in many places throughout the house that wood burning
ones cannot. You somewhat lose the natural feel, crackling and ambience without wood.