Hi, we have a 100 year old fireplace surrounded by limestone. We'd like to install inset glass doors with a screen. We're thinking of something with a very minimal metal surround, bi-fold glass doors so the don’t stick into the room much and a mesh curtain screen. We prefer iron, or heavy steel, to make it appear original to the house. Nothing contemporary or "lightweight" like aluminum. Please let me know what you think.
Whatever door you choose, we will make it about 1/8" to 1/4" smaller on the top and sides. You can fill the gap with grout or mortar. Below are quite a few examples of doors that would fit the period. We took the liberty of using more than just minimal metal just so others can see the potential of this fireplace.
42" W x 33 3/8" H
Note: These mock-ups are not to scale and are meant to help you choose the model of your screen or door, not the finish. Although we may create a general representation of black, iron, bronze, gold and silver tones, you must choose your finish from our samples using the links below. Ask your project manager which samples apply to the items in your project.
Option #12: HYBRID-2 Bifold Fireplace Glass Door in Flat Black. This is the most minimal door and has no frame on the sides. Likely too contemporary a look for this application.
Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Left Side
Fig #3 - Left Side 2
Fig #4 - Lintel View - No lintel.
Mesh & Insulation Options
The Mesh options are behind the glass so you can burn the fire with the doors open and still have spark protection. Great for real wood or gas logs since most gas long manufacturers insist that you have a screen in front of the logs when they are burning. Mesh panel doors are the most popular and are best for when there are toddlers present because they will not open backwards whereas the mesh screens are easily pushed in. Insulation goes between the back of the frame and the fireplace facing, providing a better seal.
Black Mesh Curtains - These slide back and forth on a rod behind the glass
Gate Mesh Doors - These are separate doors behind the glass that have a flat wire mesh and a black frame.
Insulation: Provides a better seal between the fireplace face and the door frame.
This page was created as part of our Free Fireplace Door Design service. Anyone who has a fireplace and is considering glass doors can take advantage of this program. All you have to do is email us some pictures of your fireplace and we will create digital mock-ups showing you how various fireplace doors will look on your fireplace. This is hands down the best way to shop for fireplace doors. Click Here to Begin Your Own Project!