12 Fireplace Accessories + Tools to Keep the Fire Roaring All Winter Long
Heat up your hearth with fireplace accessories that combine form and function with safety.
My husband, Joey, considers fire-building an art form. No, really, he does. Each autumn, the temperature begins to drop, pumpkins come out of hibernation and, like clockwork, my husband reinstates himself as the CFO (Chief Fire Officer) of our household. He rolls up his sleeves, slides our glass fireplace screen across the brick hearth and crouches down to eye-level with the firebox. He remains in this position for anywhere between 10 and 45 minutes, arranging logs, rearranging logs, then poking and prodding the logs with various fireplace tools until the flames dance to his liking.
Excessive? I thought so, too. But after seeing the beautiful, long-lasting fires he creates, I realized that Joey might be on to something. Using specific stacking techniques and fireplace tools is the secret sauce to creating screensaver-worthy fires for fall and winter and keeping your family safe in the process. Not sure what you need? I’m dishing on all the fireplace tools and accessories you need to reach the honorable CFO status at your home this year.
A fireplace brush is a must-have tool to keep ash contained in your firebox during a fire. Brushes are also great for removing old, cooled ash from your firebox to maintain cleanliness or reducing the lingering smoke smell between burns.
A fireplace poker or stoker does precisely what you think it does. It allows you to poke, stoke, push and nudge logs around the firebox from a safe distance. One of the best ways to keep your fire going or reigniting your flames is using your poker to shuffle the embers and wood around in place.
Fireplace tongs use the same general principle as your salad tongs. This tool allows you to pick up solid pieces of wood and safely rearrange your logs while the fire burns.
Logs are a must for wood-burning fireplaces, but they aren’t the easiest — or cleanest — essentials to store inside. The solution? Log holders. Log holders elevate and contain firewood — and the flaky bark that comes with it — in one neat area. A log holder keeps your carpet and floors free from debris and come in every style, color and silhouette under the sun, offering you a prime opportunity to showcase your personal style.
Maintaining a clean hearth is no easy feat, but it’s drastically easier with the right fireplace tools in your arsenal. A coal bucket, handheld broom and ash-specific vacuum cleaner will change your life in the best way.
Keep your fire burning all night with help from this handsome iron and wood toolset. The five-piece bundle comes with all the essentials: a shovel, brush, dustpan, fireplace poker and streamlined stand designed to keep your accessories organized and off the floor between use.
As a proud owner of a wood-burning fireplace, you can trust me when I tell you that you need a reliable fireside dustpan and brush in your life. This steel and beechwood set checks out on all fronts. The budget-friendly duo features a timeless design you won’t mind storing nearby and is crafted from durable materials that will last for many seasons to come. Use the set to sweep away cold ash between burns to keep your firebox tidy all season long.
'Tis the season for glamorous nightcaps and cozy fireside chats. Bring elegance and function to your living room with this fiery four-piece fireplace toolset. The handcrafted bundle includes a shovel, tongs, broom and poker hook. The tools and stand are crafted from steel for durability and coated in your choice of three finishes: gold, silver or raw stainless steel.
An ash scraper is the best tool to rearrange hot coals with ease and clean your firebox throughout the fall and winter months. This handy design is great for scooping and is 100-percent cast iron, so you will never have to replace it.
If you don’t have a wood-burning fireplace, a log tote may feel superfluous, but if you do have a wood-burning fireplace, you know a solid tote is anything but. Cut down on back-and-forth trips to your firewood stockpile and bring all your logs in at once with this classic canvas tote. The open-top design makes loading logs a breeze; two contrasting handles add a classic flair to the functional accessory.
This industrial freestanding log holder is perfect for anyone who wants to store loads of logs indoors. Durable iron and a streamlined silhouette come together to create a permanent fixture for your fireplace design. Choose between a burnished brass, black or pewter finish to best complement your existing decor.
Round out your modern or bohemian hearth with this sleek mixed-metal fireplace toolset. The minimalist lines and contrasting cut-out handles give the tools a fresh sure to shine in your space. Each ensemble includes a tool stand, poker, shovel and broom. Snag the all-black finish for an understated look, or shop the brass option to add a Midas touch to your fireplace display.
Nothing compares to the cozy crackling of a wood-burning fireplace, but those charming logs turn into an ashy mess destined to pollute your air and seep into every soft textile in your home in the blink of an eye. Sidestep the soot all together with this ash vacuum cleaner. The five-gallon portable design comes with a hose, nozzle, filter, dust tank and 1,200-watt suction to make cleanup a breeze.
Store firewood within reach with this darling brass log holder. The modern-meets-vintage design is crafted from iron and finished for brass for a touch of vintage panache. Nestle the holder nest to your hearth and pile it with chopped wood to give your living space a cozy look all year long.
Budget-friendly and beautiful? This five-piece transitional toolset makes a failproof addition to any fireplace design. The wrought iron collection includes a broom, poker, shovel, two-prong tongs, plus a matching stand to store the lot.
Clear your debris and skip the awkward shuffle between your trashcan and hearth in one fell swoop with this handy coal bucket. Use your fireplace brush to collect soot and discard it in the lidded bucket before starting a new fire. The iron bucket comes complete with a secure lid, anti-scalding wooden handle and thermal insulation to keep warm ashes from transferring heat to your floor.
Sleek and shapely, this log holder is a must for midcentury, modern or contemporary living room designs. The bold silhouette and antique zinc finish shine against classic marble and vibrant tile fireplace surrounds alike. Plus, each holder is handcrafted from powder-coated iron to ensure enduring quality and style for years to come.
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