Getting an open fireplace installed at home is a reason to get very excited indeed and these installations bring so much to the property. It is not just the warmth that the fire brings but also the feeling of homeliness, coziness and general love for the space. Something which you are going to have to consider if you are new to this game is which are the best fireplace tools for the hearth, and there are some staples which absolutely every fireplace should have.
In the last decade or so we have seen plenty of newfangled gadgets being created for those who have an open fireplace, but the reality is that the most traditional tools are those which guarantee the best success, and look the best alongside the fireplace itself, and here is what you’ll need.
Brush, Shovel and Bucket
Many have tried to hack the issue of ash coming out of the fire but the reality is that this is life and all you really need is a hard bristled brush, a shovel to scoop it into and a bucket to put all of those ashes. Now the reason why we need the bucket to house those ashes is because there really is no point throwing these in the trash each day because there won’t be enough. There is another reason why we do this however and that is because the smell which we get from that ash is amazing and it deserves to fill the room, at least throughout the week.
A lengthy and well made poker is the best thing that you can get for the fire and that is because it has so many uses. The fire is constantly in need of care and that means moving bits around and most importantly, creating holes which will drive the oxygen through. This really is the best of the poker, that it can be used to poke holes in the coal or fuel in the fire and that will help the flames to flourish.
Sometimes the poker just won’t do it when it comes to smaller pieces of fuel and that is where the tongs come in, ready to pick up larger logs or pieces of coal and move them to where they are needed most. Much like the poker however it is critical that you have some long tongs because you want to be able to manage that fire from the safest distance possible.
And finally, as mentioned above, a fire needs oxygen to get it going and sicking your head into the fire just isn’t a smart call, as you may lose your eyebrows. If however you have some trusty bellows in your arsenal then you will be able to use these to get that fire going from a safe distance, keeping your eyebrows in tact.
At the very least, these are the tools which you should be looking to get for your fireplace. And if you liked this post, please feel free to read more about Social News Watch, here!