If you are looking for a good fireplace and not having the money to spend money to have one built into your home, the best choice would be an electric fireplace. An electric fireplace is nothing like a regular fireplace, however it gives off the same ambiance and feel all while acting as an actual giant space oil furnace at the same time. Also electric fireplaces are not too overpriced. You will spend a little over 1 thousand dollars for a good one, and it is something you can install yourself without the need to hire a fireplace professional to do it. That is the other bonus about having an electric fireplace. I myself have now had an electric fireplace for about 7 years now and it has been doing me and my family real good. At the holiday season around Christmas it is something that can be decorated just like a real authentic fireplace. If you were to go the other fake fireplace route you would not be able to hang anything near or on it because my friend and I would be talking about a gas fireplace. Those are not as enjoyable as electric fireplaces anyhow. Also, with the electric fireplace acting as a actually giant space heater we have been having wonderful luck in saving money on our yearly electric bills as well. We give the central heating and air conditioning ’s oil furnace a break when it is cold in the daytime or waking hours and use the electric fireplace. It works well to particularly heat up the living room area of our home. I can not say enough good things about the electric fireplace!