You may have visited many of your friends’ and family’s homes in the past and admired their beautiful furnishings and decorations. One such piece you may be drawn to, especially when the weather starts getting cooler, is the fireplace. There are many different styles of fireplaces and each can be decorated lavishly or kept minimal, leaving you with endless possibilities of appearances for a fireplace. However, while you may be admiring some of those shiny objects near the fireplace as decorations, they’re actually essential tools. They not only help start and keep a fire going but also help you to do so safely. So, after appreciating others’ fireplaces and thinking about getting your own fireplace ready, be sure to include these must-have tools nearby.
The poker is the typical long, metal rod that sits beside a fireplace. It’s used to stir, poke, and prod the fire to pull burning embers to provide more heat for the kindling. You can also use the poker to stir the charcoal into fresh flames with the help of bellows.
Tongs are essential to help you safely pick up and move logs when there’s already a fire going. To make sure this is achievable, they need to be as strong and as simple as possible.
A fireplace brush is essential for keeping it neat and tidy. The special bristles are made so that they won’t melt in the heat near a fire and help keep stray ashes at bay.
The shovel is another way to make sure dangerous fireplace ash isn’t escaping or left in the fireplace to build up.
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