While other fireplaces & accessories look better when they are clean and shiny, the rustic charm of wrought iron or antique brass cannot be discounted. These metals on fireplace tools and door frames make them virtually maintenance-free because they do not have to be completely shiny to look good. However, these metals have a tendency to heat up, so it is highly recommended that a pair of kitchen mittens be kept nearby in case one has to open the hot doors. As an aid in making a purchase, one should take a picture of the fireplace and hearth, along with the fireplace tools, and take it to the home improvement center. The picture will help the buyer visualize the room and select the right fireplace door to fit the décor.
Winter is just around the corner and the weather is beginning to grow a little colder with each week. It's almost time to get the fireplace going again, and a fireplace blower would be a great addition to your house this season. I don't know about you, but I always find myself as close to the fireplace as possible during those cold winter days. My fireplace is in the den of my house, and if I'm on the other side of the room, I simply won't feel the warmth of the burning fire.