You can adjust the flames, and they don't waste heat the way the older models did by trapping it inside, or the way wood-burning fireplaces do by letting most of it escape out the chimney or flue. Contemporary fireplaces demonstrations that something pretty can be completely practical. And convenient. There are no ashes or dead embers to clean out regularly, and there is no need to be able to light a fire with newspaper. If you already have a wood burner, you can get a new gas insert to convert that old fireplace into a better fireplace.
It used to be that virtually every home in America, other than the south, would be built with a fireplace. As the times went on, and with the invention of central air, developers have stopped designing newer homes and apartments with fireplace features. This has resulted in the younger generations in America not experiencing day to day life with a fireplace. As newer home owners and renters have come into the market place, this generation has more design style choice. With the manufacturing of wall mounted fireplaces, the idea of have a fireplace has never been easier.