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Emtek, Custom Door Hardware

What Should I Know When Ordering Door Hardware?

You bought a new home! Congratulations! There are so many options to consider when making a space yours: from the lighting to the floors, to the kitchen cabinets and door hardware, to the decor—how do you know where to begin? Whether you are looking for some quick fixes or a full gut renovation, start with […]

Leash Holder, Additional Uses for Hardware, DIY, Do It Yourself

What Are Other Uses for Cabinet Hardware?

I get to work with DIY people all of the time. Some make their own items by re-purposing something or putting together accessory parts. One of the more interesting ones I’ve heard is using cabinet knobs and cabinet pulls in ways—ones unusual to us. In this article, I will highlight a few ways you can […]

Front Door, Hardware, Door Lock

Update Your Front Entryway

The first thing your guests see is your front door and entryway. On one Saturday, you can freshen up that area with a new Entryset or deadbolt and knob/lever, doorbell button or door knocker, door viewer, and house numbers. Imagine how nice that area will look with some new hardware, and imagine how impressed your […]

Mudroom with Floral Wallpaper, Beautiful Home

Mixing Timeless and Trendy

A charming South Hill home built in 1936 needed an update—but how do you mix a modern, on-trend style with the traditional details of an older home? Designer Shaleesa Mize of Little Pacific Design Studio shows us her approach in blending timeless and trendy in her Post Street Residence renovation! When pulling together the design […]

Carriage Gargage Doors

Learning about Carriage Doors with Strap Hinges

When you want to make your garage doors into carriage doors, or turn them into faux carriage doors, you’ll need some hardware accessories. Acorn Manufacturing, out of Mansfield Massachusetts, makes the hinges, doors pulls, and cane bolts you’ll want. Hinges When making real carriage doors, you’ll need some super strong hinges to hold those doors. […]

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 […]