Glass Doors for a Bedroom Fireplace - Project #11226
Customer Comments: I am interested in framing that enhances the aesthetics of the surrounding tiles with glass doors that hide the interior of the fireplace in the summer but can also remain closed with a burning fire. My master bedroom is upstairs and I do not like leaving a burning fire despite the mesh curtain that supposedly curtails sparks. I'm just uncomfortable leaving a burning fire when I am upstairs. Thank you for your help!
Our Comments: There are only a few doors on the market that can be installed on a prefabricated fireplace like yours and can be burned with the doors closed. Here are examples of two that will work. To hide the interior of the fireplace, we recommend gray or black glass. Black glass is opaque, so you cannot see through it at all when the doors are closed. Gray glass will darken the view fairly well and when combined with gate mesh backup doors will do a very good job of hiding the interior but will allow you to see the fire when burning with the doors closed.
Fireplace Opening: 36" W x 28 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
Affordable 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.
Medium Range Steel Doors
Steel doors are more substantial than the less expensive aluminum doors. They are heavy duty and rugged and are more customizable because the frames are laser cut.
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!