Freshen Up Your Fireplace

Make your fireplace a focal point this winter.

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The Winfield mantel in black Nero marble with a bullnose shelf recalls the style and appearance of slate mantels in Greek Revival and other early-19th-century houses. Weighing 1500 pounds, the mantel requires professional installation. MantelsDirect, (888) 493-8898,


Peel away dirt and soot from any masonry fireplace with the Waterless Fireplace Cleaner, which also works on ceramic, tile, terrazzo, and concrete. Simply apply, let dry, and peel the debris away. One gallon covers 30 to 50 sq. ft. ABR Products, (800) 346-7532,


Heat the whole house with model 34 DVL gas insert, shown with a custom, hand-hammered Artisan bronze-patina surround. Capable of heating up to 2,000 square feet, it’s pictured with the Ember-Fyre high-definition log set and handmade brick fireback. Fireplace Xtrordinair, (800) 654-1177,


Need glass fireplace doors in a hurry? The ready-to-ship Ardmore comes in three sizes that fit almost any fireplace. The bi-fold, surface-mount doors are fitted with smoked, tempered safety glass. Woodland Direct, (844) 287-6350,


Crafted with extensive hand-forged detailing, the Leaf fireplace tool set includes tongs, shovel, poker, and broom on a four-hook stand. All tools in this heirloom-quality set are 30” long. Historic Housefitters, (800) 247-4111,

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