Fireplace Glass Doors with Coastal Vibe - Project #11018
Customer Comments: Hello, I am looking for a few mock-ups for a new exterior enclosure for our remodeled fireplace. I have attached the pictures. Based on the photos I have attached, you can see I have a coastal decor and live near the water. I want some brushed silver, nothing dark. The opening is small (36” inches wide by 20” high) compared to the rest of the wall so I am looking to maybe enhance the size with a larger frame around it. Thank you!
Our Comments: Here are some doors we have designed that have a coastal vibe to them showing a range of frame widths and concepts that will work on your fireplace. The wider the frame is, the less we would recommend using a brushed silver finish as it can become too much. We took a couple mockups to the extreme to illustrate this. Some doors cannot overlap the facing and others can, so we have shown both options. The first two mockups with Aluminum doors must fit inside, but they are reasonably priced. You will find the others to be at the extreme opposite of the price spectrum.
Fireplace Opening: 36" W x 20" 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.
Finish Samples: Design Specialties Finishes | Stone Manufacturing Finishes | Hearth Creations Finishes
Low End Aluminum Doors
Aluminum is an excellent material for fireplace doors because it does not rust and can handle high temperatures when treated with powder coated finishes. It is also the most affordable.
Stainless Steel Doors
Stainless Steel doors are great for coastal regions and will give you that satin silver look you are asking for. These doors must be made to fit inside the opening. They are heavy duty and rugged.
High End Hand Crafted Solid Brass
These doors are hand crafted by skilled artisans from Solid Brass or Steel, depending on the finish that is desired. Unlike the more affordable aluminum doors and the stainless steel, these doors can be made to overlap your pebble facing. They are very high end, and quite refined. Items made from solid brass come in a wide variety of hand crafted patinas and other finishes. Satin Nickel finishes done on solid brass are the finest quality and will not rust like plated steel. Some of these examples will be ridiculously expensive compared to other fireplace doors.
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.
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!