The metal door behind your wall fireplace is just a bit too long to fit through the gap and has you wondering what’s in store for you.
The wall is part of the $15,000 “Metal Wall” project in New Orleans.
“I just think it’s a great idea, I’m excited about it,” said the homeowner, who wants to be referred to as “John.”
“The door is so wide that you can’t put a light fixture through it.
I would just rather have an outdoor light in the house,” he said.
John is one of thousands of people across the country who have expressed interest in a metal wall in their home.
In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers said that most American homes are “inadequate to support the needs of modern living.”
The metal door in New York City was built in 2007 and cost $3,000 to $4,000, according to the NY Post.
There are no plans to replace it.
Other homeowners have built their own metal door, using plywood, or are building something more practical, like an outdoor kitchen door.
Some homeowners have installed a light in their own home, but are not sure how to use it.
For the most part, the majority of homeowners who have metal door projects say they want to protect their privacy and are interested in a new, affordable option.
A metal wall isn’t cheap, either.
A wall mounted fireplace costs about $7,000 and a metal door is about $15 a pop, according the NY Times.
For some homeowners, the cost is simply too high.
“It’s kind of a luxury to be able to have a little piece of your wall,” said John, who also wants to keep the metal door open and closed.
It is a hassle to install a metal-framed door in a house with a brick exterior, but it’s also a hassle that many of us don’t think about when it comes to our homes.
“A lot of people say, ‘You know, I don’t really want to do that,'” said John.
“But I think it adds a lot to the design, and I think we can add something to the decor and make it a little bit more intimate.”