I'm confused (which isn't unusual).
What is the difference between a fireplace, a firebox, and an insert? We are just starting construction and I'm not interested in a fireplace for heat (we're in central Texas), but I do want something for ambience in the living room. I also don't want gas logs, but am looking at alternatives like the glass from ExoticFlames.com, ceramic stones, etc.
What do I need to buy for the place where the fire will be? I'm looking for direct vent (or ventless) and without a glass screen (something like the corner fireplace in the first picture here: Corner Fireplace
Thanks for any enlightenment.