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Fireplace Tool Sets
It used to be that you had a fireplace and a standard set of tools sitting on your hearth. Fireplaces have come a long way in design and many people choose to use only one or a couple of the tools rather than the entire set. It is all a matter of preference based on your specific needs.

For example, if you are using a fireplace that burns only gas logs then there would be no reason to have a tool set other than for appearance. In this case, you might choose a simple set or even a couple of the items for enhancement purposes only whereas if you were using a fireplace that burns wood, you would actually use the tools.

If you prefer just to use a few tools, you will be pleasantly surprised at the options available. Some of the fireplaces being designed today offer a nice old-world charm where a nice shepherd's hook broom and poker would be ideal. Other fireplaces, perhaps something more sophisticated designed from marble or granite would look beautiful with a copper shovel and broom.

There is no right or wrong when it comes to fireplace tools. Some people like the full set, some only a couple pieces, and others go for the more complex options that would include a wood holder on the side or middle of the tools. If you have a nice brick fireplace, you might consider hanging a broom off to the side for a nice country or rustic look.

Never be worried about trying different looks in relation to the specific need you have. People are always using their creativity to discover different ways to use fireplace tool sets. Additionally, look around at both fireplace stores and on the Internet for unusual pieces. You will discover some amazing tools that can be purchased through architecture salvage shops, some dating back for hundreds of years.

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