These tools will spruce up any hearth
They're the only tools you leave on display in the living room, so why settle for the flimsy ones you see in every home store? A well-crafted set of fireplace tools is an investment that lasts a lifetime. This Old House hunted for selections that feature comfortable handles and sturdy bases, as well as a medley of finishes and styles to suit any taste. Pick a set that harmonizes with your hearth and feels good in your grip—you'll enjoy reaching for these season after season.
"If you use your fireplace frequently, look for a shovel with a large scoop versus a flat shape for easier cleaning."
—Kim Kepchar, Hearth Specialist,
The Wooden Sun, Crozet, VA.