Aside from keeping the warm air from escaping, the doors act to keep the hearth clean just as a fireplace screen used to do in the olden days. With the doors closed, ashes and embers don't scatter about the room, keeping the carpet or rug clean and scorch-free. The doors also have built in devices that divert air towards the bottom of the fireplace. These vents make the fire burn brighter and easier to light.
Modern fireplace tools in contrast to antique fireplace tools might be compared no more than when they were made. However modern or up to date fireplace tools sets can have a utilitarian and decorative effect on a home hearth. While cast iron tool sets were common, new metals and finishes are in the marketplace. A tool set still consists of a poker, shovel, brush, log mover and tool stand. There might be some variants like combining a log holder and tools on one stand.