Installing a Zero-Clearance Fireplace

Project: Chicago Coach House, Episode 7, Part 1



Bob tours the Hill Arboretum, a new apartment project designed for the physically challenged, with project developer Don Gustavson. Back at the coach house, fireplace dealer Kris Renier explains how the new zero-clearance fireplace works, and how to install it. Ironmonger Frank Szablewski constructs an iron staircase and balcony entryway outside the front door.
Part 1: Installing a Zero-Clearance Fireplace
Fireplace dealer Kris Renier installs a new zero-clearance fireplace and explains how it operates.
Part 2: Tour of Hill Arboretum
Part 3: Installing an Iron Staircase
A coach house in Chicago is reborn! This project includes gutting and rebuilding the interior structure, finishing the basement, and adding a roof dormer. Local artists even show Bob how to give the newly renovated home some panache with a creative, Chicago-style decorating approach and faux-finish painting techniques.

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