Here is an arched stone fireplace. The customer has requested to see how the Buckingham Arch Makeover door looks on this fireplace. For rock fireplaces, we will normally recommend and inside fit, but in this case, the stones appear rather flat, so an outside fitting door is appropriate. The Buckingham is an excellent choice for this application for three reasons: 1) The frame is wider than most frames, so it will provide more overlap to hide irregularities around the opening. 2) The wider frame at the top is perfect because this fireplace is already slightly short for the width, so visually the opening will appear taller more proportional. 3) The wider frame allows a lot of room for play so the accuracy of the template is less critical.
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.
Based on these pictures, it looks like the stones are pretty flat.
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!