old-fashioned fireplace remodel
I have an ugly family room with a rather cheap and inefficient wood burning fireplace. When we remodel, we'd like to replace it with a more efficient wood burning fireplace, but we want one that will fit in with the early colonial look that we want--wood paneling on the whole wall, and a hand-painted tile border.
This will be a small fireplace, not a huge thing meant to look like one cooks there.
In any case, what do I need to know about the choices out there for new fireplaces? are there manufacturers and/or methods of construction to favor or avoid?