Project #10576 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: Read initial comments below
Our Comments: We have created examples of doors in various materials including extruded aluminum, plated steel and nickel plated solid brass. The quality and caliber of a satin nickel finish varies greatly between these different materials respectively. Before we design a door we will need pictures and measurements of the fireplace with the existing doors taken off.
We can make the registers in satin nickel or stainless steel. We can also make a matching trim piece for the mantel. Look for variations of these additional details in the mockups.
Fireplace Opening: 41 3/4" W x 28 15/16" H (to be verified)
Aluminum doors are the least expensive and are generally great in powder coated finishes. Satin nickel is really just brushed aluminum, so although it is a very durable finish, it will not look like your high quality satin nickel hardware.
Solid steel is extremely heavy duty and looks significant. Powder coat finishes are the most durable on steel. As with any steel product, plated finishes such as brushed nickel are not as durable compared to aluminum or solid brass.
Stainless Steel Doors
If you want real stainless steel, we can make that too. It is pricey, but it's the real thing and extremely durable.
When it comes to brushed nickel or satin chrome finishes, the ultimate finest quality begins with pure solid brass that is then electroplated. This fusing of materials creates a finish that is more durable than the original materials separately.
Hi, I was hoping you could help us with some design services to replace our current fireplace doors.
House Design overview: The entire house, built in 1982-1983 has just been renovated to an open floor plan (well, it's still in progress, but you get the point). The paint colors are all very cool throughout the house, and in the area of the fireplace the walls are light grey. All trim and windows are white, and all metal hardware (cabinet handles and such) are stainless steel or brushed nickel (the whiter shades of nickel, with no yellow/gold tones). The style of the house would be considered "transitional."
We don't know much about fireplace doors, but we would like something of good quality. It seems to us that something in a stainless/nickel shade would work well, but we'd even be open to black for this purpose (there is black trim on the exterior of the house, but nowhere else on the interior). It sounds like you have aluminum, steel, and forged iron. We're open to suggestions, but the forged iron looks particularly nice.
Pics and Measurements are attached. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or need any other photos. Oh, and if you offer replacement grilles for the two fireplace blowers on either side of our fireplace, we would love to replace those with something that matches the doors. I added those measurements as well.