Here are 3 fireplace ideas that may help give you some visuals about what can work in new house plans or a remodeling project. There are many options on the market today, but it is still difficult to go out to one shop and see them all first hand. The first fireplace is clean and contemporary featuring a stainless surface built into a wall. The second fireplace is more transitional with a stone face with the typical black iron trim. The third model is a rustic fireplace that would be great in a lodge or a cabin. I think the stone work around the fireplace really makes the visual in this living room. These examples all come from Fireside Home and Comfort and can be found at their website.