Hello, i'm new and looking for advice on a zero clearance wood burning fireplace for new construction. My house is an open floor plan and roughly 2000 square feet not including the basement. The basement will be finished and will most likely be the place where my family spends it time. Because of this i intend to install a zero clearance wood burning fireplace in the basement and hope the heat rises through an open stairwell to heat the rest of the house. I also plan to supplement with a large propane fireplace on the 1st floor of the house . Upon entering the market my wife and I were stuck on the Regency R90 but have been advised to look for something with a larger firebox, log size, burn time etc. With that i've been looking at quadrafire 7100, napoleon nz3000 and lennox montecito estate. The issue with these is that i'm not crazy about the arched look with no louviers. Im going for a more modern look and in my opinion louviers look good on these fireplaces. With that in mind i delightfully stumbled upon the KozyHeat Z42 which seems to get good reviews on this forum and also cost substantially less. My questions are as follows Are there any other manufacturers/models i should consider? Something large with a modern look and high quality? Would the Z42 deliver enough heat from the basement up to to other levels of my house? My flue is 32" feet high. Any issues with that and the Z42? I'm looking for a @36" gas fireplace and like the look of the glass media as oppose to fake log. Been looking at the novus evolution. Any recommendations on this would also be appreciated. Thank you taking the time to read my post and for any insight.