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Things to Consider When Picking Cabinet Hardware

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Home remodeling can be a big task to take one for any homeowner. Deciding how you want your house to look requires a lot of research and shopping around to find the perfect design elements and furniture. Just like every other room in the house, when it comes to remodeling a kitchen there are numerous decisions that need to be made. From what type of flooring or kitchen countertops you want to install to the type of cabinets and cabinet hardware you want to use, each decision is equally important to get your dream kitchen.

When it comes to choosing the right kitchen cabinet hardware for your house there are numerous factors to consider. One of the first decisions that needs to be made is what type of material and finish you would like the hardware to be made of. There are numerous finishes to choose from such as oil rubbed bronze, satin or weathered nickel, antique copper, polished brass and matte black. When it comes to choosing the material and finish you would like to use there is no right or wrong answer.

One thing to keep in mind when you are choosing the finish and material you would like your cabinet knobs to be made from is to make sure that you are consistent. If you choose to use satin nickel for your kitchen sink faucet and lighting fixtures, than you are most likely going to want to go with satin nickel for the cabinet hardware in your kitchen. Making sure that all of the hardware on your kitchen matches the other accessories in the room is a small detail that needs to be taken into consideration. You can even go one step further and make sure that your bathroom cabinet hardware matches the hardware that is in your kitchen.

Once you have chosen what type of finish and material you would like your kitchen hardware made out of the next step is to choose the actual design of the pieces. There are a number of ways to go about this, but ultimately it boils down to your own preference when it comes to kitchen design. Kitchen cabinet pulls and knobs come in a variety of different designs, shapes and sizes. If you have intricately designed cabinets then homeowners are better off going with simple and sleek handles. If your goal is to spice up the plain kitchen cabinets with the hardware, then you can choose knobs and pulls with intricate designs.

Updating your kitchen cabinets with hardware is a great way to get a new look in your kitchen without paying a fortunate. By updating all of the knobs and the pulls in the kitchen you can make old cabinets look like brand new. You can also update the cabinets by putting a fresh coat of paint or even stain on them. The kitchen cabinets will look like you spent a great deal of money on them, but your wallet will show that you actually saved a great deal of money.

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Things To Consider When Choosing Floor Vents

    

Wood floor vents and registers can be used in any home and range from the simple, more “affordable” floor vents to the premium, single-block-of-wood heat vent. There are other floor vents that might be appealing in the home, such as a variety of metal floor vents. There are traditional styles and very ornate floor vents as well. The right one for your home will depend on various things like your own personal tastes or what will function best. If you have kids or pets, you might not want to get floor vents that will pose a threat to them.

Metal floor vents are designed specifically and carefully to function well and to last for years. These floor vents are very sturdy and should be able to handle any heat. In some cases, it might be more difficult to find floor vents that fit in an unusual duct opening dimension. Many companies carry the standard dimensions as well are some very obscure ones. If need be, you might have to find a company that can custom make the floor vents to fit your particular vent.

Whether you choose to use wood floor vents of metal floor vents, there are certain precautions that you have to consider before you decide on any particular one. When shopping for floor vents, you should be aware that function should be the top priority in your decision-making.

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Helpful Tips When Buying Door Levers

By James A Jackson

 

An excellent means of updating the look of your home is by choose new door levers. Interestingly, little thought is given to this particular door hardware yet when a more modern, exotic, or interesting lever is installed, it quickly becomes the first thing people see. Today, the vast selection of door handles is not designed simply for functionality but also aesthetics. Manufacturers of door hardware have taken the demand of consumers seriously and in return, created some of the most stunning designs imaginable. Literally any style home, room decorum, or personal preference could be complemented with door levers now being offered on the market.

Before going out to buy just any door lever, it would be important to consider any unique architectural features of the home. Additionally, while the decor of the room would be an important consideration, you also want to focus on choices that would enhance any new decor you might choose in the future, as well as what potential homeowners would be most attracted to if you plan to sell the home within the next few years. Even the door itself would be a factor in the decision-making process in that you want the door lever to blend in with the style.

Typically as you look around, you will discover that door levers, as well as other types of door hardware are broken down by category to include antique, vintage, country, contemporary, classic, European, etc. However, one category that offers a multitude of possibilities regardless of the architectural features of the home or room decor is transitional. This style incorporates elements of both old and new so the lever designs would blend in beautifully with a period home or an ultra modern home recently built.

Although the aesthetics of door handles and levers are a major part of choosing, be sure the lever provides the needed functionality. For instance, door levers come in both right and left-handed designs, some feature a locking mechanism and some are simply stationary levers used more for appearance. It would also be beneficial to purchase door levers of the same style, material, and finish throughout the home. With this, the lever would complement each room but also provide a cohesive look, which is cleaner.

The material and finish of the door lever will also make a bold statement or provide a more subtle look. Remember, some of the door hardware now being designed and sold is truly a masterpiece. Therefore, if you want a particular room or door to stand out where the door lever actually becomes a focal point, then you would go with something more dramatic. The list of materials and finishes used for door hardware is long but the most popular choices include brushed nickel, antique brass, pewter, and satin stainless steel.

Finally, you want to know your budget prior to starting the shopping journey. After all, knowing the cap of what you can spend would steer you away from more expensive door levers. Just because you may be somewhat limited financially does not mean the level of options would decrease. Manufacturers of door hardware have hundreds and hundreds of different options to fit within any budget while creating a gorgeous door and home without spending a fortune.

 

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Atlas Homewares "Bon Voyage" Paris Ceramic Cabinet Knob

Atlas Homewares "Bon Voyage" Paris Ceramic Cabinet Knob

 

Cabinet Hardware – Art Of Beauty And Creativity

By Melissa Roy

Earlier cabinet hardware components like cabinet knobs, pulls, hatches, hinges, latches, handles and attachments were only used for practical purposes. To serve and assist in the proper working and movement of the cabinet doors seemed the sole object of inserting them in the cabinetry system. Thus, the usage of the cabinet hardware components was the only factor that determined the kind, shape or material of the hardware components. Now and then, some fancy shape or embellished cabinet knob might be used to further enhance the overall appearance of the cabinet, but such cases were rare.

However, as we look down the lanes of the twentieth century and the recent developments, it can be better understood that no longer the small and insignificant looking cabinet hardware components are being installed only for the sake of assisting in opening and closing of the cabinet doors. In the present days, their presence has acquired an altogether different meaning.

It is difficult for people to admire the importance of the hardware components in commemorating the artistry of the cabinet system, but it is one of the basic purpose for which the cabinet hardware components are being installed.

An ordinary looking cabinet system such that which can be found commonly in homes can be duly given a facelift and acquire amazing results if they are installed with an exquisitely carved and polished metallic or wooden cabinet knob, or a floral patterned glass pull or even a funky colourful button knob. The cabinet no longer will be an ordinary commonplace one but a unique and attractive component of your room.

In the similar way, an antique looking Victorian styled cabinetry with intricate panelling and carving will look a thousand times more imposing if a suitable set of well-matched cabinet hardware is attached to it.

Thus, what is implied by these examples is that with a small amount of expenditure and without any fuss you can get a completely different and altered look for your cabinetry system, and for this you do not even have to go and make sweeping changes.

To add to the merits of the cabinet hardware component, you will notice that there are no steadfast rules that you have to stick to, while making a pick. However, some care must be taken to ensure it is of the right size to suit the cabinetry system and can be properly fitted into it. Other than these few things, one can easily go with their creative instincts and have exceptional results.

To install them you do no require any professional assistance. Some simple basic tools is all you need, thus it is very easy to change them whenever you like.

There are a number of companies, which include world-renowned manufacturers like Topex Hardware, Classic Brass, Schaub and Company, Waterwood Hardware, AHI Hardware, Colombo, Fusion Hardware, Adagio, Windborne, AcornCentury Hardware and Cliffside    offering a wide array of cabinet hardware and components to suit your preferences.

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A Sight To Behold

The Rosalie Sherman Collection

Knobs, Hinges, & More is proud to carry The Rosalie Sherman Collection of robe & towel hooks, and cabinet knobs & pulls.

Robe/Towel Hook

Robe/Towel Hook

After some 30 odd years making sculpture and about 20 of those years making public sculpture, Rosalie decided that smaller is better (for her, that is). Her middle-age body doesn’t want to shlep heavy things around any more. So, one day, while fooling around with clay, she made some little animal heads and said “Hey, these would make nice cabinet knobs! ” And, voila, a business was born. (This kind of sounds like that guy on TV who designs and sells expensive vacuum cleaners, doesn’t it?)

Charlotte

Charlotte

In the past, She has created pieces for various venues: sculptures and benches for schools and parks, dogs and cats for the front of a county animal shelter, play sculptures for a children’s hospital, a lobby sculpture for a community center, temporary seating for a Boston subway stop, and even a 12-1/2 ft. wood and aluminum siding “Doghouse” in the shape of a bull terrier.

Hardware (in the shapes of little animals and other critters) is her new frontier. Now her sculptural work is something that can be held between your fingertips and enjoyed everyday in all rooms of a home.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the Rosalie Sherman collection.

Spotlight on Anne At Home

As we’ve told you before, lots of companies say they are the best, but we really mean it – and we prove that by affiliating ourselves with only the best products and manufacturers in the world.

Color and texture are the most prevalent elements in home and office decorating. Matching bath and cabinet hardware with faucets, tiles, fabrics, flooring, and furniture is quite easy to accomplish, especially at Knobs, Hinges, & More.   To help meet your decorating goals, allow us to suggest the exquisit high quality collection of  cabinet knobs and pulls produced by manufacturer Anne At Home .

Robe Hook

Robe Hook

Producing value along with splendid finishes, Anne At Home Hardware manufactures a wide variety of textures, finishes, and designs that allow you to express your personal style and taste.  We offer over 800 pewter hardware items, in 38 finishes at no extra charge. The pewter hardware offerings include cabinet knobs and pulls, hooks, vanity top accessories, and bath hardware.

Texas Longhorn

Texas Longhorn Cabinet Pull

When making the pewter items at the production plant, in Providence, RI, they still use the same techniques used in making fine jewelry.  The designers and quality control staff oversee each step of the production process; hand finishing each production and model mold to meet high standards. They supervise the hand application, polishing, and lacquering of each piece!!

Musical!

Musical!

We know the importance you place on detail, and quality.  You work hard on decorating your home, and we know you want everything to be perfect!  This is how we know that we must choose products from the most reputable and quality conscious manufacturers available.  

There is one thing we can’t do for you, though.  We don’t envy you having to choose which hardware you like best.  Believe me, we feel your pain.  We can, however, get your choices to you quickly, and at the lowest possible price available!

Design Your Own Bathroom

 

 Comfort.  In every moment of existence, humans have an insatiable desire for comfort.  

Practically speaking, in order to increase the comfort of your home, your bathroom has to provide the feeling of relaxation.  You may not be an interior designer, but you do know what you like and what you don’t like.  You do know what makes you feel comfortable, relaxed, and what fits your personality.  

 

Soap Dish

Soap Dish

There are many styles involved in the process of designing your own bathroom, but this is an advantage.  This affords you opportunity to find the style that fits you. If you have original ideas on what your bath should look like, then the results will meet your expectations . . . comfort, relaxation, and an expression of who you are.  There are several things you need to take into consideration when you are developing your bathroom decor ideas.

 

Light & Mirror

Light & Mirror

The most critically important thing to decide as you design your bathroom is lighting.  Lighting is standard decor in your bathroom.  Lighting sets the mood and controls the overall image of your bathroom. The mirror you choose comes in a close second.  It should reflect your personal style to be sure, but functionally it is the one piece of bathroom décor that can enhance the effects of lighting, and even expand one’s perception of the size of the room.  Since the bathroom is often the smallest room in the house, the right choice becomes quite important.

 

Tumbler & Toothbrush

Tumbler & Toothbrush

The next aspect of adding your personal design to your bathroom is represented by the accessories you actually choose.  These accessories are the “theme” of your bathroom, and materialize through decorative holders for toothbrushes, towel racks, hooks, baskets, soap dishes, shelving, and many other accessories. The shower curtain is also a very important accessory to help you complete the overall look of the entire room.

Your bathroom decor ideas will add comfort to your life through your personal art in the form of design.  Your successful results will be original and personal and you’ll feel a real sense of accomplishment and self expression.