Idle question while I'm house hunting. My current row house has a wood
burning fireplace that I have literally never used - I don't want to
deal with lighting a fire and then worrying about it when I want to go
upstairs (and trust me, I'm a worrier). However I do like the *look*
I've looked at several houses recently, and thought that if they had
regular fp's I might convert that to gas since I like the idea of being
able to turn it on and off. But some of the houses don't have any fp's
at all. Is it possible to put a decent looking "after market" fireplace
in a house, without having to do a major renovation? Something that
doesn't look like the "fireplace in a box" things that they sell on HSN?
I wouldn't be using it for heating a house (except maybe if there was a
power outage), but as a supplemental heater, sort of like a pretty space
I guess I'd entertain the idea of electric as well if they look decent.
The last electric one I saw quite a while ago was only a step above a
fan with orange tissue paper!
I haven't even gone to look at any yet. Just thought I'd ask here to see
if this is even practical to consider, or to find out what I should look
for if I go looking.