Fireplace Tools - Don't Rush this Purchase!!
you have recently moved into a home with a fireplace, then you may very
well be chomping at the bit to try it out. No one can blame
you because a hearth creates a warm and inviting ambiance in your home
and nothing is more relaxing than sitting back and just watching the
flames. But before you load logs into the hearth, you need to
make sure that you have some fireplace
hearth tools to help tend the fire while also complementing
your existing décor.
tools needs to include at least a shovel, broom, and
a poker. You have to keep the hearth area clear of ash
because this will suffocate fires and make it very difficult to keep a
good blaze going. The poker is used to help move logs about
so that the wood can burn more evenly. Without these
fundamental tools, you will not be able to effectively manage or
maintain a fire.
from these functional aspects, you will also want to consider buying a
set of tools that complements your décor and the other
hearth accessories like you fireplace screen or log holder.
Your tools and the other hearth accessories should have matching
finishes in order to unify the hearth décor and create a
compelling decorative effect. However, you will need to keep
the overall style of your home and the other furnishings in mind as
well when making a purchase.
fireplace tools are ideal for a cottage, lodge, or just a
more casual type of décor. These tools will most
likely feature wrought iron construction and will simply accentuate the
surrounding décor. Brass
fireplace tool sets, on the other hand, would perhaps be more
suited to a Traditional, Mission, or perhaps even a Victorian
décor. Stainless steel is a great accent to a more
modern or contemporary décor.
very important to remember that these tools will be exposed to extreme
temperatures and caustic materials like ash and soot.
Therefore, it is better to invest more in a quality made set of tools
rather than having to purchase a new set every other season.
The initial investment will certainly be more substantial than for a
lesser quality set but should actually prove more cost effective in the
fireplace tools are the most fundamental of hearth accessories but they
can enhance the overall look and feel of the entire room when they
properly coordinate with the surrounding décor and overall
style of the home itself. All hearth accessories, including
the tools themselves, should all have the same finish and be of the
same overall style. By paying attention to the details, you
will greatly enhance the hearth décor and ultimately
increase your satisfaction whenever you decide to toss some logs into
the fireplace and enjoy a nice evening just staring at the fire!