There's nothing quite like the sound and smell of a wood-burning fire. But, gas is nice, too. It's clean, quick and efficient.
So, how do you decide which to go with?
You can't beat the heat the wood-burning fireplace puts out. But, the downside is that you have to cut -- or pay someone to cut -- the firewood. And most of the heat is lost up the chimney.
Keep in mind, too, that if you are building a masonry foundation from scratch, you'll need a firm foundation. That could cost as much as $20,000.
Watch this video to learn more about what to consider when adding a fireplace. And find recommended remodeling pros
and brick experts
who could install a new fireplace for you.