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Project #10610 - Glass Doors for Fireplace

Customer Comments: Dear Hansen design associate, We are interested in purchasing new glass doors for our fireplace. Previously, we had a pre-fab unit that was purchased from a big box retailer, and it served its purpose well for several years. We recently renovated the facade of the fireplace, however, adding new tiles on the sides and in front of the fireplace. Any pre-fab units that we have looked at have very wide sides for the door fronts, so that they would cover up a large portion of the tiles.

Our color schematic is blue with sand and bronze tones. We do not want anything that is overly dark. we will consider both pre-fab and custom design options. We don't want overly fancy, but don't like industrial or medieval tones, either. Some of your custom patterns that we like include the window pane frame look (it matches our windows, but is also the same look we had with the previous fireplace covers, so I am not certain we want to repeat it.) Some of your ivy designs are interesting, although we are fans of New Orleans style looks including the fleur-de-lis pattern. I didn't see anything like that among your styles, but I am mentioning it in case you do have something in that line. I also don't know if that might be too much and would clash with our tiles. We want to have screens (preferably doors) behind the glass doors.

Our Comments: Wow, what a beautiful fireplace. Love the blue and the tile! So this is an open slate for many different options. We will start with one beautiful fireplace door in 3 different finishes. This example is made from solid brass and is at the very high end, but it will give us a starting point from which to determine the direction you wish to go.

Fireplace Opening: 33 5/8" W x 27 7/8" 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.

Finish Samples: Design Specialties Finishes | Stone Manufacturing Finishes

Before
Before:

Solid Brass Door with Casting Trim

Casting
DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #1A: DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Doors with Floral Casting Trim in Pewter with Clear Glass and 1/2" Bevel. Shown with sliding mesh curtains behind glass.
Casting
DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #1B: DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Doors with Floral Casting Trim in Satin Nickel with Clear Glass and 1/2" Bevel. Shown with sliding mesh curtains behind glass.
Casting
DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #1C: DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Doors with Floral Casting Trim in Highlighted Old English with Clear Glass (no bevel). Shown with sliding mesh curtains behind glass.
Casting
DF1G-54 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #1D: DF1G-54 Solid Brass Fireplace Doors with Read & Ribbon Trim in Highlighted Polished Nickel with Fleur De Lis Ornaments. To make this work, we sandwich flat wire mesh in front of the glass and add the ornaments to the mesh. This give the illusion that they are mesh doors instead of glass, but provides the functionality of glass doors. We could then have sliding mesh curtains or wire mesh doors behind the glass doors so you can burn a fire with the doors open and then close the doors as the fire is dying out.
Casting
DF1G-54 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #1E: DF1G-54 Solid Brass Fireplace Doors with Read & Ribbon Trim in Highlighted Polished Nickel with Fleur De Lis Ornaments. Same as above but shown with AR-AN16 Marseilles Andirons in Polished Nickel.
Casting
DF1G-54 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #1E: DF1G-54 Closeup of door frame showing Reed & Ribbon casting trim.

Wrought Iron Fireplace Door

Casting
DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #2: WI-DF1G Wrought Iron Twin Fireplace Door with Partial Fleur De Lis Scroll in Dark Bronze. Shown with a Flat Wire Mesh in Front of the Glass. This is an interesting option that makes it look like a mesh door instead of a glass door, which is more in keeping with the style of the fireplace. This can be done with the above doors as well. There is also a mesh curtain behind the glass for functional purposes.

Free Standing Screen

Single Panel Screen
Solid Brass Fireplace Screen Option #3: Solid Brass Fireplace Screen with Rope Frame and Fleur De Lis Ornaments in Antique Pewter. Shown with AR-AN16 Marseilles Andirons.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Room Setting
Fig #2 - Closeup
Fig #3 - Top Left
Fig #4 - Bottom Left
Fig #5 - Damper

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!