4 Design Options for Custom Fireplace Doors
So you’ve decided to replace those old, brass-framed, bi-fold glass fireplace doors with a new, custom-designed door. While this is a great choice, it’s just the first of many you’ll need to make about the look and design of your new fireplace door. Here are four options to consider:
Generally, the shape and size of your fireplace’s opening will determine that of your new door. However, there are certain options available if you want to think outside the box (or in this case, the hearth). For example, if your fireplace has a rectangular opening but you prefer the look of an arched door, a fireplace door fabricator can create an “arched inside” design that fits the actual opening and provides an arched visual.
While wrought iron is the most commonly used material for custom fireplace doors, you also can choose stainless steel, bronze or copper. Additionally, you can opt to combine these elements—for example, an iron door with a bronze gilding or emblem. Keep in mind that fabricating a fireplace door out of copper or bronze is very expensive, both due to the price of the material itself and the greater difficulty of welding it.
While you can’t go wrong with a basic fireplace door design, you also have the option to get creative. A custom fireplace door fabricator can create almost any design you can think of and include ornate embellishments such as shapes, patterns or emblems.
Do you like the look of bronze or copper but can’t afford the actual materials? A bronze- or copper-tinted paint can provide an equivalent effect for a fraction of the price. Whatever color you’d like your new fireplace door to be, a custom fireplace door fabricator can provide it for you.Read moreRead less