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Fireplace Remodel - Project #11110

Customer Comments: The brick is over 60 years old and hand made but the color is too dark. We are considering painting it all white except for the gray hearthstone. Putting a floating wood mantle (thinking distressed gray) Walls around fireplace will be light gray. We would like a frame with draw string metal curtain. The brass cover is great but I don't think it will work after painting. Would like to hear your thoughts on updating the fireplace and getting a firebox frame from you. Thank you and Happy New Year.

Our Comments: Here are some ideas for you. We do not recommend using a wood mantel on this fireplace because it will need to be at least 12" to 18" from the opening which will put to high to be functional. Instead, we suggest using a non-combustible steel mantel that can be much closer to the opening. We also recommend glass doors, but we can also provide any other type of screen you desire.

Fireplace Opening: 34" W x 29" 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

Important Note:
About Finishes!

Fireplace Frame Screen Option #1: WI-CFR85 Hand Forged Wrought Iron Frame Screen with Rivet Corners with Sliding Mesh Curtains in Oil Rubbed Steel. Shown with Hearth Creations Floating Steel Mantel in Antique Gray.
Iron Age 6
Iron Age 6 Fireplace Door Option #2: Hearth Creations Iron Age 6 Hand Crafted Wrought Iron Fireplace Glass Door with Clear Glass and Mesh Curtains in Charcoal. Shown with Hearth Creations Floating Steel Mantel with Rivet Straps in Charcoal.
Barn Door
Barn Fireplace Door Option #3: Hearth Creations Fireplace Barn Glass Door in Industrial Black with Clear Glass and Mesh Curtains. Shown without a mantel.
Ironhaus Maxifield Fireplace Door Option #4: Forged Iron "T" Door in Matte Black with Hammered Matte Brass Door Handles. Shown without a mantel.
Ironhaus Maxifield Fireplace Door Option #5: Forged Iron "T" Door in Natural Iron with Distressed Buff Pewter Door Handles. Shown with Matching Floating Steel Mantel.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Room Setting

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!