Gas fireplaces are becoming more popular due to their stress-free operation and low maintenance. But many people who consider gas versus wood-burning are afraid their home won’t have the same ambience that comes with a wood-burning fireplace. The good news is that there are actually quite a few gas fireplace accessories that can really turn up the ambience and make your gas fireplace the centerpiece of your home.
Top 6 Gas Fireplace Accessories
If you are on the fence about a gas fireplace, consider these top 6 gas fireplace accessories that can really make a difference in the style and comfort of your home.
1. Iron Fireplace Grate
An iron fireplace grate, or fire basket, is a great addition to your gas fireplace that pays homage to the coziness of a wood-burning unit. With an iron grate, you can easily stack your logs in a way that looks like you just chopped down firewood and placed it inside.
2. Fireplace Tools
You won’t need fireplace tools with a gas fireplace, but if you want to bring in a cozy, more farmhouse vibe, then a set of iron fireplace tools is an easy solution. Most retailers sell fireplace tools, or you may have luck finding some vintage tools at one of our local antique stores.
3. Ceramic Logs
There are many different variations of ceramic logs to choose from. You can choose a pre-stacked set, or individual pieces that you can arrange yourself. You can also find logs in different colors and textures, or even different types of wood.
A fun way to bring a hint of the outdoors inside is to use ceramic pinecones. Ceramic pinecones are among the most popular gas fireplace accessories because they are affordable and easy to use alongside your logs. Some retailers sell pinecones in sets, or you can often find a set of logs and pinecones together.
5. Fire Glass
If you want to add a bit of color and texture to your gas fireplace, you can always add fire glass. Fire glass is color-infused, non-reflective tempered glass that won’t melt, burst, or break down when exposed to heat. Popular colors are black and emerald green.
6. Fireplace Gate or Surround
A fireplace gate is a great way to get the feel of a wood-burning fireplace without the extra work. If you have pets or little ones, a gate is a good way to keep little paws and hands away from the heat of the fireplace, as well. We love vintage fireplace gates that are embellished with iron. This is one fireplace accessory that you can definitely customize to fit your style.
Ready to Convert to a Gas Fireplace?
As you can see, gas fireplace accessories can help you bring in the ambience of a wood-burning fireplace without the need for chopping wood or cleaning out ashes. If you are ready to install your own gas fireplace, call The Fire Man to get a free quote.