Hey guys. I am doing a renovation to my home and need advice. I am considering knocking out the wall between my living room and downstairs bedroom (the goal being to "open up" the downstairs area). I would like to then add a double sided fireplace to the area where the wall once was in an effort to keep the two rooms separate but still open feeling. Here are my concerns: 1) Is it wise to have the same contractor do the drywall and framing work and also install the fireplace? Or would it be better to have someone who specializes in fireplace installation come in after the wall has been removed? 2) The master bedroom is directly above the area where I'd like to add the fireplace, so a chimney isn't really an option. Should I go with a ventless gas fireplace or is it possible to install a vented gas fireplace without the huge chimney going through the middle of the master bedroom? The fireplace would be about 10 feet from the outside wall in the middle of a room, so I'm not even sure if venting something like that is possible. Can a vent be run up to the ceiling and then through the ceiling to the outside somewhere? 3) If I need to go ventless, is that a bad idea? I've found some horror stories online about moisture build up, carbon monoxide and other concerns. Any advice is appreciated. This is all new territory for me and I want to do it right the first time so I don't regret my choices. Thanks!