Since we decided not to mess with the firebox, nor replace the rather ugly gas logs, we got a nice door to cover it instead. The door with its tinted glass looks a lot nice than the bare fireplace did, and hides the old brick as well. Choosing a door was a bit of a scare. We first went to a specialty fireplace store, and while they had some very nice doors, the cheapest was at least a grand. Far more than we were looking to spend. Fortunately, Lowes had a handful of doors for around $250, and we liked this one just as well as any of the far more expensive ones. I’m finding that this is frequently the case, a specialty store will have a better selection, however everything is an order of magnitude more expensive than Lowes, and the quality doesn’t seem to be significantly better. Installing the door over the stone veneer was a bit tricky, but I was able to screw it directly into the brick without to much trouble.
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