How To Select The Right Hardware For Your Home

Most people are not aware of how much decorative hardware is used in their home.
If they did, they would see many possibilities to impact their home d├ęcor and upgrade the look of their home in a very stylish and easy way.Take an accounting of your own home.To get an accurate count make a list of the following decorative hardware in or on your home:
Door handles, door knockers, bell pushes, decorative hinges (not the concealed kind), clavos nails or decorative nails used for show, lever latches, pulls, decorative mortise locks, window hardware, cabinet hardware, gate hardware, garage door hardware, shutter hardware.Prepare your list in the following way: Down the left side of the sheet list the types of hardware as in the list above. At the top make one column for each of the locations of where the hardware is located (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, outside front of house, outside back of house, and so forth, in one column note the condition the hardware, in the next to the last column make notes of your sense of how that hardware works with the look of your home and in the last column make notes on a wish list.Next, check out some hardware sites on the web or go to your nearest decorative hardware store. Note the differences between styles, modern, colonial, old world, Creole, western, a truly wide variety of period styles and the list goes on. So take time to evaluate your choices. Now also note the different finishes available.Also, you may want to consider the Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov. There you can find lots of information on decorative hardware styles and ideas.Become aware of how much decorative hardware you have in and around your home. And see the many possibilities decorative hardware has to impact your home and upgrade the look of your home in a very stylish and easy way.