Customize Your Vented Fireplace

After some research and troubleshooting, you’ve determined what type of fireplace you have -- or want -- in your home. Now comes the fun part; you’re ready to begin your fresh new fireplace design. A vented fireplace will work well with a variety of products - each meant to bring your ultimate vision to life. In this article, we will help guide you through the different products that will work with and complement your vented fireplace.

Ignition Types
Standing Pilot Ignition

Before deciding on colors and styles for the appearance of your fireplace, you will need to determine which ignition system is right for you. Gas fireplaces have three main options for ignition: match lit, standing pilot, and an electronic ignition system. Each of these options will assist you in starting and controlling your flame. Before you choose your ignition type, be sure to read about the pros and cons of each method in our article: Fireplace Ignition Systems Explained.

H-Burner System

Identifying the type of burner you want to use is crucial to your fireplace set up. To find the right fit for your vented fireplace, think of the overall style you wish to create in your space. Keep in mind that some burners are specifically for use with fire glass, while others are only for use with gas log sets. Additionally, consider how the ports contribute to the flame display. Stagnant burner ports will give you a more natural looking flame while non-stagnant ports will create a less natural looking flame. Here are a few popular options to help guide you in your search:


Adding a Starfire Designs Stainless Steel Fireplace H-Burner to your vented fireplace build is a great way to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in any room. Enjoy a comfortable glowing warmth between 60,000 and 219,000 BTUs and a dazzling gorgeous flame. Designed with high quality 304 stainless steel, the Starfire Designs H-Burner is durable and dependable. Drilled ports offer increased efficiency and create a beautiful flame! The Starfire Designs H-Burner is truly a great option for a classic fireplace look.

Pan Burner

An 18” Custom Pan Burner is another fine option for your fireplace set up. Best used with fire glass or fire shapes, this modern and elegant look is sure to enhance the overall style of your vented fireplace. With removable strap legs, you can choose to set it directly on the fireplace floor or keep it elevated for a lovely contemporary look. The Custom Pan Burner also has an internal baffling that allows the gas and flame to spread evenly across the pan, creating a beautiful balanced flame.

Gas Log Burner

The Vented G45 Fireplace Burner is the perfect complement for a rustic ceramic log set. This best-selling system offers superb quality, durability, and design while creating a memorable focal point for your space. The pan-like shape of the burner provides a beautiful bed for Glowing Embers, designed to mimic the look and feel of a long-burning fire in a well-used hearth. With a specially designed “T” burner configuration, your ember bed will be accentuated with its own line of fire as the bright flames from the rear line of flame ports dance among the ceramic logs that sit upon the grate.

Fire Glass, Logs, Shapes, & More
Starfire Glass

With the technical components of your vented fireplace decided, the next step is possibly the most fun—selecting the look. Each media type has its own unique flair, and an array of color options to choose from. Here’s our breakdown.

Fire Glass

As you start to look into the finishing touches, consider topping off your fireplace design with our most popular option: Starfire Glass. Starfire Glass is a great option for those looking to add an elegant and refined sparkle to their fireplace. With a bright jewel-like finish, Starfire Glass has a superior clarity and brilliance that remain radiant for years to come. Offered in a wide selection of decorative styles and colors, your choice of fire glass is guaranteed to work well with propane and natural gas set-ups alike. From a vibrant Pacific Blue to a rich Copper, you are sure to find the perfect glass to fit your ideal fireplace design.

Gas Logs

If you love the look of a traditional wood-burning fireplace, consider styling your space with a lovely set of ceramic gas logs. Gas logs not only offer you a beautifully realistic look, but also allow you to enjoy a hassle-free fire with no mess to clean up afterward! Create the coziest spot in the house with a gas log set tailored to your own taste. With options ranging from White Birch to Charred Oak, these logs are certain to take your gas fireplace to another level.

Fire Shapes & Media

Looking for a few additional accessories to create a fireplace that is truly your own? Consider customizing your design with the addition of fireplace media. If fire glass and gas logs aren’t your style, items such as fire shapes can enhance the overall look of your fireplace by giving it a truly unique and modern charm. For a more rustic feel, try fireplace ember glow or acorn accessories to decorate your gas log set. Adding these seemingly small accessories will make a large impact on your final design.

Whichever way you decide to style your vented fireplace, know that there is almost certainly a product to suit every need you may have. If you have questions or need a helping hand, feel free to contact us via phone at (866) 578-8538 or online chat. A knowledgeable member of our staff will be able to assist you with any questions you may have.


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