Many people love the warm glow of a fireplace, but they may find themselves purchasing, inheriting or otherwise living in a home that does not have one. Fortunately, a fireplace can be added to a home, and there are options that suit variety of budgets. Fireplace options that involve installing a chimney also require the services of a licensed professional. Chimney installation is one of the most important considerations when installing a fireplace due to the potential for fire and health hazards as well as the potential for legal issues. For this reason, fireplaces that require chimney installation are easily the most expensive.