Liven up your home with quality-crafted home hardware. Accent hardware such as cabinet hardware, coat hooks, shelf brackets, and stair hardware make an interior decorating statement while exterior hardware including house numbers, doorbells, and mailboxes generate curb appeal.
Around the home, we usually associate hardware with doors and windows but home hardware is much more inclusive. Home hardware includes all of the decorative accents that are found throughout a house; upstairs, downstairs, inside, and outside. Every era had its own architecural style that is reflected in its hardware. Therefore, no restoration or renovation project can be complete without attention to home hardware details. The Home Hardware section includes all of the period appropriate house parts and vintage decor to complete projects for old homes whether they be Colonial Cape Cods, Victorian Queen Annes, Arts & Crafts Bungalows, or Modern Era Atomic Ranch Homes.
First impressions for a home are generally made on the outside, usually at the front porch. Curb appeal is all about making that first impression a warm and welcoming greeting to your home. Entry door accessories and exterior architectural elements such as door knockers and door bell buttons, mailslots and mailboxes, and house numbers provide identity as well as make a style statement. Make that first impression a lasting impression by extending curb appeal throughout your home. Coordinating exterior hardware with interior hardware will carry curb appeal throughout the home and, if period-appropriate, create a connection to its past.
Replacing cabinet hardware can bring new life to old furniture or lend old fashion character to new furniture. Unlike other forms of home hardware, cabinet hardware does not always need to match the architectural style of the home nor does it need to be consistent throughout the home. Cabinet hardware can, and often does, vary with each piece of furniture. The goal when choosing period cabinet hardware is to choose cabinet knobs, drawer handles, bin pulls, and latches that match the style of the piece of furniture, not necessarily the architectural style of the home. A family heirloom Victorian dresser fits just fine in an Arts & Crafts bungalow bedroom but may look odd with handcrafted copper knobs.
The Cabinet Hardware section includes knobs and handles for built-in bath and kitchen cabinets as well as hardware for furniture such as chests, bedroom dressers, nightstands, and desks. From the hand forged iron cabinet hardware of Colonial period furniture, to the polished brass of the Victorian era, to the handcrafted bronze and copper of Mission style furniture, to Depression era glass and Bakelite cabinet hardware, to metallic chrome and nickel hardware from the Art Deco period. Every era is represented. The Cabinet Hardware section even includes basic styles that adapt to any setting.