Fireplace - Gas or Electric
Looking for suggestions on fireplace, as well as gas vs electric.
Did some preliminary research and it seems electric is more cost effective, as well as safe, but a gas would look more "real" since there's a real flame.
Just looking at suggestions...brand, and where to get.
I'm leaning towards electric because of safety and cost..
Currently I have a very old gas one (from previous homeowner) and i'm looking at changing it since it's old and relatively thick (original owners built a wall around the fireplace...I'd like that real-estate back for bookshelves and mounting a TV on top of it.
TIA for any suggestions and tips!