Fireplace accessories make taking care of the fireplace easy and convenient. If you use a wood-burning fireplace, consider buying these must-haves:
Fire screens come in a variety of styles including single panel, multiple panel, curved, and spark guard options:
In the offseason, when you use the fireplace less often, you can use a summer screen. Their design often cannot protect against sparks and embers in the same way, but they can help keep children and pets away from the fireplace. They often feature an ornate or modern design that functions well as a statement piece.
Fireplace tools and fire sets can serve two functions: decorative or functional. They mainly allow you to control the fire and take care of the fireplace after the fire goes out. They allow you to stoke the fire when necessary or shift logs to keep the fire under control.
If you like the look of fireplace tools but use a fireplace that has no need for them, you can still place them next to your fireplace for a classic appearance. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and colors to match the appearance of your décor. Find simple designs, twist handles, heart shaped handles, and other stylish options.
Other accessories include fire starters, like this cast iron fire starter or fatwood. Fatwood works well in wood stoves and fireplaces to help start a fire as it lights quickly and burns hot enough to ignite larger pieces of wood.
Log carriers allow you to transport multiple pieces of wood indoors or outdoors without making a mess. They prevent wood chips, dirt, and bugs from spilling out onto the floor.
You can also find accessories to make tending to the fire easier. Ash bins and coal hods provide an easy way of disposing of ashes. Humidifiers and steamers bring humidity back into the air to prevent dry skin, sinuses, and warped hardwood flooring.