Hi, everyone. We bought our first home a year ago, gutted both levels, are gradually renovating, and have learned a lot from the process. However, we're a little stumped with our fireplace problem. I've recently tried contacting a few local fireplace companies, but haven't received any response. We had to remove the brick facade on the wood-burning fireplace in our basement due to mold/water damage and installing a new drain tile system. We are looking at the most cost-effective solution given the scope of all our projects. Right now the rest of the room has been rewired, framed, and finished, aside from the fireplace and flooring installation. Where the fireplace facade was, it is now flush with the basement block walls. We still have the original metal front/doors. I went to the local fireplace insert store, and their quote was at least $4000 for their least expensive gas insert installation (which included the current $800 groupon!). Can anyone point me in the right direction on what we could do? What would be a good, cost-effective way to "frame out" the fireplace (perhaps reusing the old door)? Is this something we could do ourselves with tons of research or should we leave it to the pros? I'm guessing it is more cost-effective to keep the fireplace wood-burning, although the gas meter is right outside the chimney, so maybe a gas fireplace is possible? I attached a picture of the original and a more recent picture showing the hole in the wall that currently exists. We would probably want a very simple/modern/minimalist facade - I attached an example of one that I love, although I have NO idea if this is even possible. I would greatly appreciate any ideas or information, since we are stumped. Thank you!!