Good Question: Fireplace Enclosure?

Good Question: Fireplace Enclosure?

Jonathan B.
Mar 21, 2008

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Joan, who is in Chicago, wants help finding a more stylish and energy efficient fireplace enclosure:

I am looking for a new front and door to the fireplace....whatever that is
called. There's a really bad draft around the fireplace.

Dear Joan,

You're not the only one with a drafty fireplace. AT:LA reader Beecham had some great suggestions. What you're looking for is an airtight enclosure. Beecham recommends Diamond W Products online, and it seems to be a good resource.

We think this Cast Black Frame with Swedish Iron doors would suit your style:

or, Photoshopped into the room:

If you're not much of a DIYer, head over to your local fireplace store.

As several AT:LA readers pointed out, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have the damper checked, too. We're just surprised Angelenos know so much about fireplaces!

Readers, what's your call? Which fireplace enclosure is the best for Joan?

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