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Creating Ambiance: Choosing the Right Accessories for Your Gas Fireplace

Whether for safety or for aesthetic reasons, every gas fireplace needs some accessorizing. Installing a new fireplace is undoubtedly the most important step, but the steps that come after are important as well. You can even have fun with many of these items as different seasons call for different types of accessorizing. Read on to learn about the three must-have gas fireplace considerations.

Before we get too deep into the article, it’s important to consider if you have a vented or ventless gas fireplace. This makes a difference when it comes to decorations and aesthetic decisions. If you’re unsure of which type you have, or if any of the below items wouldn't work well, give our team at Twin City Fireplace a call. 

Fireplace Screen

Regardless of which type of fireplace you have (vent vs. ventless, or even wood vs. gas), it’s vital to take important safety steps. A fireplace screen is important to keep kids and pets away from extremely hot temperatures and hot components on the fireplace doors. There are many different styles and color choices to consider.

Filling Choice

When entering the world of gas fireplaces, you may not even know how many choices are out there. A common choice for vented fireplaces are sand or vermiculite. These options naturally spread the flames adding to the realistic feel of the fire. Be mindful that they come in several courses and colors. Other popular choices are as follows:

  • Lava rocks
  • Ceramic acorns or pinecones
  • Wood Chips and/or stones
  • Fiberglass

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The decision mainly comes down to preference and desired aesthetic. Remember to make sure to check with your chimney expert if you’re unsure of safety or compatibility with your fireplace.

Logs or Glass Choice

If you’re looking for a more traditional look and feel, you’ll likely be interested in logs. However, do you know just how many different options there are? Based on your desired look, they can emulate Aspen, Pine, a more branch-like look, etc. The list goes on so you can make it look exactly how you desire. 

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Not interested in the traditional look? Err on the side of modern? Glass rocks or a mix with lava rocks may be an approach for you. They come in many different colors and work to spread the fire to create a fuller look.

In need of gas fireplace servicing?

If you’re in the Minneapolis, MN area, call Twin City today to schedule an annual gas fireplace servicing or cleaning. If you have a regular routine and need to schedule an appointment or if you’re ready to create a routine, our team can work with you to determine the correct approach. In the market for a new install? We can even work on installing new gas fireplaces and are here to help every step of the way. If you’re in Edina, you can reach us at 952-941-2685; if you’re in Woodbury, you can reach us at 651-204-0112.