Having a gas fireplace will add value and desirability to your home. According to the National Center for Real Estate Research, fireplaces can increase the value of the average home by 6-12%! And, they are not as expensive as you might think. Remodeling a room by adding a gas fireplace can cost very little, and the dramatic results can be enjoyed by you and your family for years to come. When it comes to investing in a contemporary gas fireplace, it almost pays for itself in a relatively short period.