“There is no place more delightful than one’s own fireplace.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Fireplace Ideas

Our team of professional fireplace installation service providers have seen it all. We’ve installed beautiful, unique fireplaces for decades. We’ve seen every challenge and perfected the art of making your dream fireplace come alive.

Types Of Fireplaces

Gas Fireplaces & Stoves

Gas fireplaces are growing in popularity. Today’s models are very efficient and can add a great deal of warmth to fill a large room. While there is no crackling sound like a wood fireplace they do produce a real flame. The two main types of gas used are propane and natural gas. Both gases work identically in almost every way except that propane generally has a higher cost associated with it.

What is this type of fireplace? How does it work?

Gas fireplaces uses either natural gas or propane. A gas line is connected to a residential source or a propane tank and run to the fireplace. The fireplace can either be turned on by switch or remote.

What are the pros of this type of fireplace?

The advantages of these units are that they are virtually maintenance-free, they are over 75% efficient and provide instant heat.

What brands do you carry?

We carry a wide variety of brands including: Jotul, Kozy Heat, Napoleon, Hearthstone, Town & Country, and Regency.

Where can it be installed?

These units can be installed in new installations, current fireplaces, and remodels.

What does it need in order to work?

You would need either natural gas or LP gas. Some units require electricity for blowers.

Wood Fireplaces & Stoves

Wood stoves have always been a long-established way to heat a home, however, with increased EPA regulations, wood stoves are better than ever. They release less smoke, produce minimal ash, and require less firewood yet they still produce that cozy heat and comfort you want out of a traditional wood-burning unit.

What is this type of fireplace? How does it work?

Wood burning can be a stove, masonry firebox, factory-built firebox, and wood-burning insert.

What are the pros of this type of fireplace?

Using firewood as a fuel source is the most affordable option available. Even if you have to buy your firewood at full price, it is still more affordable than natural gas, coal, pellet, fuel oil, or electric. Burning firewood produces a dry heat. Burning firewood keeps you in shape with the cutting, splitting, stacking, hauling, loading and cleaning. Prepare to work when burning wood!

What brands do you carry?

Jotul, Hearthstone, IronStrike, Kozy Heat, Napoleon and Earthcore’s Isokern are the leading brands we carry.

Where can it be installed?

New construction, remodel and renovation projects.

What does it need in order to work?

Venting is a crucial issue with wood burning due to the size of venting and the size of the firebox. Critical dimensions have to be understood to meet the safety requirements and also allow enough oxygen.

The triangle of fire requires: oxygen >> fuel >> spark or “fire”

Electric Fireplaces

Electric fireplaces are a cost effective and safe way to heat a space and create a wonderfully cozy sitting area. Whether in a residential or commercial setting, these fireplaces can be installed almost anywhere, both inside and outside. As long as there is an electrical plug nearby, you can enjoy the dancing flames with or without heat.

What is this type of fireplace? How does it work?

This type of fireplace is electric. Each model can be easily installed and plugged in. You can use them any time of year, with or without the heat.

What are the pros of this type of fireplace?

Electric fireplaces are safe, efficient, and effective.

  • They are significantly cheaper than a traditional fireplace. You do not have to run gas line or venting, buy wood, or worry about messy ash clean up.
  • They cost pennies per hour to operate, roughly $.03-.07 per hour depending on the model.
  • They do not have an open flame so they are safe for operating in and around your home.
  • They do not release any toxic chemicals into the air so they are safe for the environment.

What brands do you carry?

We carry:

  • Amantii
  • Dimplex
  • Modern Flames
  • Kozy Heat
  • Napoleon

Where can it be installed?

These units can be installed anywhere. They are made to be put both inside and outside safely, so you can enjoy one by the pool or even in a child’s room.

What does it need in order to work?

The only thing an electric fireplace needs to work is a 120v outlet.

Pellets Inserts & Stoves

Pellet stoves were invented in the 1970’s for the purpose of creating heat while using recycled product. Pellet stoves come in a freestanding style or an insert, which can be placed into an existing fireplace. They look like traditional wood stoves, but operate cleanly and more efficiently.

What is this type of fireplace? How does it work?

Pellet stoves heat a home using small wood pellets. Pellets are a renewable source of fuel, an alternative to gas or oil, made from recycling and processing wood waste rather than cutting down trees to produce this fuel. This keeps tons of wood waste from entering local landfills. At VanderWall, we prefer a premium pellet by Fiber By-Products a company located here in White Pigeon, Michigan.

What are the pros of this type of fireplace?

There are many advantages to heating your home with pellets:

  • Convenience over wood stoves – you don’t have to cut wood and haul it in, constantly stoking a fire when it gets low.  Pellet stoves have a thermostat that prompts the pellets in the hopper to be released into the stove to create a consistent heat.
  • More efficient than traditional wood heat. Combustion takes place in the combustion chamber which results in more heat and less emissions.
  • Cleaner – they produce very little ash compared to a wood stoves.

What brands do you carry?

We carry Harman brand pellet stoves. These stoves are “built to standard, not price.” They are built to withstand the test of time and be reliable using American component suppliers and uncompromising quality.

Where can it be installed?

These stoves can be placed in new construction, renovation or remodel projects. These only need an exhaust vent, which can be easily routed through a wall, allowing it to be placed in a variety of areas.

What does it need in order to work?

Pellet stoves require quality pellets in order to work properly. They do need to be maintained approximately once a week or so by cleaning the ash pan and scraping the burn pot of any combustion residue and unused pellets.

Fireplace Installation

At VanderWall, our pride and joy is in installing a brand new fireplace. Nothing can make a space more welcoming and cozy than a beautiful fireplace.

How much does it cost?

The best way to be provided an accurate price is by stopping into our store and share your pictures, share your drawings, measurements, and we can even come out to your house to help you.

Can you install any fireplace?

Yes, any fireplace you purchase from VanderWall, we can install for you.

Do you carry fireplace inserts?

Yes. Learn everything you need to know about fireplace inserts.

Our Process

At VanderWall, we love guiding people through the process of finding the perfect fireplace. From dreaming to design and from installation and beyond, our experts are ready to share their expertise. We’ll help you determine the best fireplace for your space, safely install it, and provide any service you might need in the future.


Discover endless possibilities with our product catalog.


Decide on the best fit for your aesthetic.


Enjoy professional, worry-free fireplace installation.


Call us for all your fireplace cleaning and repair needs.

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