Does anyone out there know something about remodeling fireplaces?
Depending upon the value of the home fixed up I have just capped off the chimney and installed a ventless fireplace
The cost to repair the chimney was not worth it to me
You may install a flue-less gas-fired insert (But it has to be under 40K BTU). Fireplaces are more of an ambiance not really heat-producing tool nowadays. So anything decorative gas or electric would probably serve the purpose.
Thank you, sir!