Video: What's involved with adding a masonry fireplace?

There's nothing like the sound and smell of a wood-burning fire. But, gas is nice, too. Learn what to consider when deciding between the two.

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.

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