Is your fireplace screen still attractive and functional? Is it time for a new one?
Searching for a new look in fireplace screens?
- If you are tired of having to move the one each time you tend your fire, consider getting a new one
with access doors. Just open one or both access doors on such a screen, and you can stoke a fire or add logs as easily as putting a milk carton back in
your refrigerator! We have them available in both three-panel models where the access doors are in the center panel and in single-panel models with double doors.
- Consider a flat, single panel screen. The single panel fireplace screen
fits up against your fireplace and instantly updates the look of your hearth.
- If you are looking for a stylish statement for your hearth, consider an arch-topped model
- Single panel bowed screens, with their gently curved shape, offer
simplicity of form with visual interest, as do single panel ones with motifs.
- A three-, four-, or five-panel screen allows one to adjust its width
simply by angling panels in or out.
- Screens made with your initial, or with a logo
or an image of your choice personalize the screen, adding interest to the focal point of the room.
- Heavy, cast iron fireplace screens in the luxury Estate Series, available
in seven hand-painted finishes, look great with gas or wood-burning fireplaces.
- Glass firescreens
can be used either with modern fireplaces or when you want to emphasize the architectural details of the fireplace itself over the screen.
While classic black or natural graphite iron
fireplace screens remain popular, interior decorators and home owners are increasingly selecting finishes that have only recently become available.
- Pewter, brushed steel, and satin nickel
fireplace screens all have a new look with a silver tone finish.
- Also extremely popular are copper and bronze
- Whether looking for an "instant antique" or a screen for a shabby chic décor, ones with
a rust patina are ideal.
- The Peter Maly firescreen, with its massive stainless steel
base and custom-sized glass panel, is perfect with modern décor.
- Looking for upscale glitz? Try a gold or brass
Although there are some exceptions, like the Estate
Series, many factory made screens come in variations of two standard sizes,
39" wide by 31" tall, and
44" wide by 33" tall.
These two sizes work with the vast majority of fireplace openings.
Traditionally, fireplace screens have been sized to be just a bit taller and wider that the
fireplace opening, giving maximum protection from stray sparks. Increasing, however, especially for larger fireplaces and gas fireplaces, smaller screens are being
selected to sit well within the opening, leaving three or more inches on each side and at the top uncovered by the screen. This choice best shows off the shape of the
screen, so arched ones are often used this way.
Custom screens can be made to fit most fireplaces.
Interior decorators often suggest that custom fireplace screens be made 2 inches wider, and 1 inch taller, than the fireplace opening.
Screens for Outdoor Fireplaces
Any of our Estate Series Fireplace Screens without screening can
be provided with an exterior grade outdoor finish in any of seven colors: Antique Gold, Antique Copper, Antique Pewter, Rich Black, Rust Patina, Old World Patina, and
Bronze. Stainless steel ones can also be used with the increasingly popular outdoor fireplaces.