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Appliance Pulls, Kitchen, Cabinet Hardware

FAQ: What Are Panel Ready Appliance Pulls?

When browsing Pinterest and Instagram for your kitchen remodel, you will see many kitchens with appliances that hide in the background. Not everyone desires giant white or stainless steel refrigerators. Not all dishwashers should mess with the continuity of the cabinetry. To accomplish the seamless look and hide those appliances, you’ll need to get a panel-ready appliance. That means […]

Custom Door Hardware, Emtek

Your Introduction to Custom Hardware

The Hardware Hut represents several brands that will custom configure or make items for you. Below are the few we recommend and provide. Colonial Bronze Colonial Bronze makes over 40 finishes in hundreds of cabinet knobs & pulls and appliance/door pulls, all in the USA. Many of the products can be made in custom lengths with varying hole spacing […]

Brassfinders Tube

What Exactly Is Stainless Steel?

The What Stainless steel is a steel alloy with high percentages of iron, chromium, and nickel. The higher the chromium content, the more corrosion resistance there is. While it sounds complicated, the most widely known grade of stainless steel is type 304, which you’ll see anywhere. Meanwhile, type 316 has the addition of molybdenum, which […]

Amerock Candler Switchplate Covers

Which Switchplate Do I Need?

There are several different functions of switchplates available and can be in a variety of configurations. Such options are: Toggle switches, Duplex outlets, Paddle/GFCI, and Cable hole covers. There are single, double, triple, and quadruple versions, as well as combinations. The Switchplates Toggle is the most common switch and is used for many on/off switches, […]

Front Door, Hardware, Door Lock

What are the functions of a deadbolt?

When ordering an entryset, deadbolt, or sideplate set, you will be asked for the function of the deadbolt. Your choices typically are single cylinder or double cylinder. Here’s how to decide which you should use. The Two Cylinders The most common option is single cylinder. This means that the deadbolt has one cylinder with a […]

The Hardware Hut, Blog, News

What are Hinge Pin Door Stops?

There are times when an application calls for a door stop attached to the hinge pin, rather than one on the floor, wall, or door. We have three options. First are the traditional style with bumpers on both sides. We also have an upgraded version with a bumper on only one side, which prevents damage […]

Dexter Deadbolt Latchbolt Satin Chrome

Do You Need to Replace Deadbolt Latchbolts?

An email message came in recently from a customer needing to replace a defective deadbolt latchbolt. They wanted to know if we had the part to replace it. Unfortunately, not all latchbolts are the same, and there isn’t a universal option out there. At TheHardwareHut.com, we stock three brands of replacement latchbolts: Dexter by Schlage, […]

KV 8092 Series Pocket Pivot Door Slides

What Are Pivot Pocket Slides?

One product that I frequently get questions about is the Pivot Pocket Door Slides by Knape & Vogt. These slides allow you to open cabinet doors, such as on an armoire or TV cabinet, and then slide them back along the cabinet wall. This pushes the door to recess and gives you full access to […]

Soft Close Door Bumper, Cabinet

So, What Are Soft-Close Door Bumpers?

I was quite excited when we started stocking the Soft-Close Door Bumper from Grass. Many newer cabinets come with soft-close door hinges. But if you have older or economy cabinets like I do, then they likely have regular self-closing hinges that produce a thud sound when the cabinet door closes. I don’t particularly like that […]