When choosing a fireplace it is important to know whether you need a vented fireplace or non-vented gas fireplace. If you have the ability or capability to put a vent in then a vented fireplace would work for you, but if not, then you still have the ability to enjoy a gas fireplace. You simply need to invest in a vent free gas log set. The styles vary in both vented and vent free. If you go with a quality product then your wood should look realistic and should be able to fool others into thinking that you very well may have a wood burning fireplace. The log style that you choose depends on the style of your house or maybe even the wood that grows in your area.