Reasons to Replace Your Fireplace’s Andirons

elegant fireplaceMany people don’t know that the common metal supports holding up the wood in your fireplace are called “andirons.” Even fireplaces without andirons might benefit from a remodel to include them — they even accentuate a rarely-used fireplace that’s mostly for show. Replace your andirons for virtually any reason and you’re sure to love the look and function of the pieces offered.

New Look

Buy antique fireplace accessories to give your entire fireplace, from the accessories to the screen, a new look. A polished, refurbished set of vintage andirons lend an antique ambiance to your fireplace. Whether your décor for the entire room is classical in theme or you simply want an antique fireplace to serve as the focal point of a more modern look, there’s a pair of andirons at Adams Fireplace Shop for your home.

Worn Out Pair

Although we offer polishing services for your existing andirons, realizing your current andirons are worn-out might be the perfect opportunity to swap the look of your fireplace and buy another pair. You’d be surprised how different a fireplace can look simply by swapping out these key but often-overlooked parts.


Use a remodeling project as an opportunity to redesign your fireplace from top to bottom. The color and design you choose can serve as a focal point for your project or complement a carefully-selected design you already have in mind. Not all andirons are iron-colored. You can also choose a gold, silver or mixed color pair.

No matter what style your interior décor, Adams Fireplace Shop has the perfect andirons, screens, and fireplace accessories to suit your needs. Visit our Cambridge store location or shop online and give us a call for assistance in choosing the perfect fireplace flourishes for your home.

How to Choose the Right Color for your Fireplace Accessories

person sitting in front of fireplaceThinking about the color of your fireplace accessories may make you feel like you’re paying a little too much attention to detail. However, if you consider your fireplace a point of pride when it comes to the décor of your house, these kinds of details matter. Vintage forks, pokers, shovels, and the like complement both vintage and modern style fireplaces. All you need to know is which color to choose.

Wrought Iron

The most classic design among vintage fireplace tools is the wrought iron design. Not only will you find more of these antique fireplace accessories available, you’ll also find that the dark gray color goes with so many styles of fireplaces. They particularly compliment ones featuring a wrought iron or otherwise black or gray colored mantelpiece.


Gold conveys elegance, making a set of gold fireplace accessories pop out in an aesthetically pleasing way at the side of your fireplace. Gold is especially well-paired with a white or otherwise light-colored fireplace mantel design. However, it can also provide a great contrast for a darker fireplace.


Midway between gold and wrought iron, silver is an elegant option that goes well with both light and dark styles of mantelpieces. Alternatively, you can choose a silver design with gold handles or a wrought iron design with silver handles for a mixed look.

Adams Fireplace Shop has been in business for over a hundred years. We proudly stock a large variety of colors and designs for fireplace parts and accessories. If you need help deciding on a color, simply give one of our representatives a call or stop by our Cambridge store location.