Fireplace installation must-haves. There’s nothing like a home improvement project to get you in a good mood. If you’re having a new fireplace installed, perhaps you’ve thought about the things you might need to care for it and make it unique. Here are some of the essentials you need for a new fireplace. 

Wood-Burning Fireplace

If it’s cozy and traditional you’re going for, you can’t do better than a wood-burning fireplace. If you’ve invested in a wood-burning fireplace, you’ll no doubt want some of the accessories that go with it, for functional purposes or to dress up your hearth, or both. You’ve patiently endured the installation process, now comes the fun part!

Fireplace Tool Set

For a wood-burning fireplace, you’ll want a fireplace tool set. These consist of a brush, poker, log tongs, and a shovel. The brush is to sweep up ash and keep the area clean. The poker moves logs to improve the burning process. The shovel removes ashes from the fireplace, and the tongs are for moving burning logs around and adding new logs.

Fireplace Doors

Fireplace doors are a good safety measure for wood-burning fireplaces because they contain the fire’s sparks and embers. They are also useful in boosting the fire’s efficiency and limiting heat loss.

Fireplace Blower

A fireplace blower accelerates the heating process using convection to draw cooler air into and blow hot air out of the fire box. A blower can significantly enhance your fireplace’s heating ability.

Gas Fireplace

You won’t need a fireplace tool set for your gas fireplace, but there are still plenty of nifty accouterments you can purchase to enhance the functionality and ambience of your new addition. Here are just a few of the most essential.

Remote Controls

Remote controls are excellent for convenience. You can tend to your fire without even getting up. Some are wall-mountable and Bluetooth enabled.

Decorative Liners

Just the thing to spruce up your firebox, you can get decorative liners in metal, ceramic, refractory cement, porcelain, and brick.

Trim Kits and Facades

Add trim to your fireplace to frame it and make it stand out. When it comes to facades, there are many materials you can choose from, such as brick, stone, ceramic tiles, marble, or slate. It all depends on your personal preferences and the style of the rest of your house.

Electric Fireplace

Electric fireplaces are fantastic in their versatility. You can move them from room to room, and they work beautifully in small homes and apartments. They are the lowest maintenance of the three types of fireplaces described here. Can you still buy accessories for your electric fireplace? Absolutely!

Remote Controls

Remotes have pretty much the same benefits for an electric fireplace as they do for a gas fireplace. You can control your fire from wherever you are. Sometimes remote controls are included with your fireplace.

Glass Media

Glass media is made from crushed ceramic glass. You can get it in all different shapes, colors, and styles for a contemporary look.


Fronts are overlays to enhance the outside of your fireplace. Like with facades, you have plenty of options, from wood to ceramic, brick to marble. Time to get creative!

Your Indianapolis Fireplace Installation Experts

A fireplace is an asset to your home, no matter the type. If you’re thinking about having a fireplace installed, choose Brick + Ember Outfitters of Indianapolis to answer any questions you may have about the process. Our installation and design teams will work together with you to build the fireplace you’ve always dreamed of. Give us a call at 317-500-1250 or make an appointment directly on our website.