Gas fireplace or gas stove in basement
We plan to build a ranch house with a basement. The basement will be about 1850 square feet with a large part of it finished. We'd like to have either a vented gas fireplace or a freestanding stove in a corner. Which one would be best to keep the basement warm? What size should we use? I'm leaning more toward the stove since we would like a western or lodge look in the family room. There will be doors at the bottom on the stairs to keep the heat from rising up the stairwell.