Modern Fireplace / July 19, 2018 / Jessica Levesque.
When thinking of modern versions of a fireplace necessity, the log holder comes to mind. The older styles did the job of holding wood beside the hearth but not too close to the fireplace to allow for ease in keeping a fire going with more wood. Now, not only will the holder do just that, it will come in two pieces to make the job even easier to bring the wood inside.
A corner fireplace door is somewhat smaller than an ordinary fireplace door. They usually come in the traditional accordion-type frame because of the limited space offered by the walls. In choosing a fireplace door from the rack, the purchaser has to ensure that the door is big enough to cover the widest area of the fireplace opening without covering the whole mantle design. The door should overlap the whole fireplace opening in order to serve its purpose, but should not keep the fireplace itself from being seen and admired.
Others might have two or three panels to see through from the front and sides, or be totally clear all the way around and can be placed in the center of the room for the full three hundred and sixty degree view. Gas fireplaces have always been convenient, but there has never been such quality of craftsmanship in the industry as there is today. And the sheer variety available is nothing less than astounding. Even people who live on a budget and a cramped apartment can find a gas fireplace that is just perfect, which is an investment in their homes and their lives. This boom in the market is due to a whole lot of innovation among the people who make them, who have helped the gas fireplace evolve into a home furnishing anyone can enjoy. Anywhere.
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.