Can we get rid of these ugly glass doors on our fireplace?
September 3, 2007 8:42 PM Subscribe
Fireplace glass doors: Necessary evil or unsightly decorating no-no?
We have three brick fireplaces. The house was built in 1968 or so and the folding glass doors on the fireplaces appear to be from the same era.
I grew up in a 100+ year old house with no fireplace doors, and the hearths were much more attractive than these.
Questions: can we/ should we remove the doors? If we leave the fireplace au naturel will there be freezing cold air flooding into the house? All my searches about his have led to sites talking about REPLACING the doors, but we want to be rid of them. ANy help from people who know more about chimneys, etc. than we do would be most welcome.
posted by mmf to Home & Garden (11 answers total)