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Electronic entry set lock for a front door, perfect for Airbnb Rentals

What’s So Smart About Smart Locks?

For years, we’ve been adding to our list of technologically advanced hardware. Technology continues to advance, and hardware has not been left behind. Smart locks are becoming increasingly more popular, especially in Airbnb and rental properties. Emtek and Schlage are two leaders in this field, offering multiple styles and entry options. They completely crush the […]

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Matching Hardware Finishes

Satin this, brushed that, figuring out the right terminology can be tough. How are you supposed to know? Every manufacturer has a unique lingo that adds more confusion to the mix. There are 2 or 3 different sheen options for one finish, and then there are more than 50 different finish options to decipher. Each […]

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 […]