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Making a Modern Fireplace From Your Existing One

Fireplace Doors Online shows you how to transform your dated fireplace into a contemporary gathering place!

 Oct 24, 2016    Heating: Fireplaces, Inserts, and Stoves

Vanguard Single Panel Glass Fireplace Screen Making a Modern Fireplace

While fireplaces are one of the oldest methods for heating a room, they still look sleek and modern in your home. In fact, fireplaces can act as the focal point for décor and set the scene for the rest of the space. However, there are a few key elements to achieving that modern look. Not just any set of fireplace doors or mantel will do. Here are a few ways you can make a modern fireplace for your home. 

Choose modern fireplace doors.

Fireplace doors or screens cover the opening of the fireplace, so basically, it’s what everyone looking at when enjoying the fire. For a modern look, don’t choose something that obstructs the view of the flames or looks big and bulky around the face. A free-standing screen offers an unobstructed view of the fire without sacrificing safety, such as the Vanguard Single Panel Glass Fireplace Screen as seen to the left. Plus, the screen is sleek with clean lines and straight edges, making it very modern.

Vanguard Thinline Masonry Fireplace Door in Matte BlackA thin, metal-framed fireplace door is a good alternative to an all glass fireplace screen. Our Vanguard Thinline Masonry Fireplace Door (as seen to the right) can be customized as an overlap fit (must have a hearth to sit on) or an inside fit (no hearth required). This matte black fireplace door is the epitome of modern and contemporary style, giving your fireplace an updated, elegant look!

Match a modern mantel.

Carry over the glass and metal finishes into your mantel. A glass fireplace mantel shelf is very clean and crisp and looks great over just about any fireplace door or screen. Use it to store your keepsakes or as a way to display other modern pieces. This glass mantel shelf is hand crafted with steel corbels and also functions as a heat shield, protecting your walls and belongings from the fire.

Or, checkout this affordable steel fireplace shelf. This mantel is laser cut, so the lines are clean and seamless. The minimal look is the perfect modern touch for any fireplace, plus it comes in many different finishes so you can match your décor.

Glass Fireplace Mantel ShelfAdd the accessories.

From fireplace tool sets to knick-knacks on the mantel, once you’ve built your perfect modern fireplace, it’s time to add the accessories. Choose something that fits your personal style, but had a modern flair. Adding these kinds of touches throughout the space guarantees you’ll pull off making a modern fireplace.

Feel free to start browsing our extensive line of fireplace doors, mantels, and other accessories to inspire the perfect design to update your fireplace!

Last updated on July 1st 2019.


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