Well, after much researching and countless hours spent on all the pro's and con's of fireplace doors my husband and I finally reached a decision on what to do with our brick fireplace. We have been wanting to change it for safety reasons for quite some time, but even more so after we had the fire spark a few times and land on our beloved carpet. Not to mention the logs that have rolled out onto the beautiful painted brick we had recently painted. We decided after studying the fireplace glass doors and then speaking to the folks where we got our brick paint kit that we had a masonry and not a prefab fireplace and could easily get a fireplace glass door by simply giving them our measurements.
When we received our fireplace door we were a little intimidated to say the least but each piece was easy to identify and the installation was a breeze. My husband wanted to make sure he handled everything properly and like a man, he wasn't all about reading the directions which plainly stated everything he needed to know. He picked up the phone and called. Once he confirmed what I already knew, we got a screwdriver and in a matter of 15 minutes our fireplace door was installed.
We are in love with our door and can't wait to get to the cold weather, no more dangerous sparks or rolling logs. We can actually sit back and enjoy the fall and winter months with our beautiful new door.
We also got a super special REBATE because we ordered BEFORE the change of the season:
Here are the things we used for our fireplace DIY remodel:
Check out my articles when I was searching for my door and how I made my decision: