The Little Details
Remodeling a home is big business. The popularity of HGTV has given people the desire and the guts to go out and perform their own DIY remodeling projects.
There are many elements to remodeling a room. You have the major items (such as floor coverings and paint) and all the little details. The little details are what makes a room a work of art. Small details like door hardware can be the final touch your room needs to give it that showroom effect.
One way to add a little finishing touch to your remodeling project is through your doors. The entrance to any room should be special. There are a variety of doors on the market, to enhance the room. As an added touch, you can choose door hardware to highlight the details in the door.
Lever door handles come in five different finishes and styles that range from modern to classic. A modern lever is more streamlined with clean, straight angles. A classic style lever will have a more decorative look. Classic lever handles are more curvy and elegantly shaped. These handles look great on doors with decorative window insets.
Door knobs come in many different styles and shapes. The traditional round knob comes in five finishes. The metal black and dark bronze finish can give a door a more old world look. A Nob Hill doorknob is a nice way to give your door a little pick me up.
An interconnect lock set is a deadbolt and handle set. The are sold with decorative lever handles. The decorative finish on the interconnect lock set can be made to match your cabinets and fixture hardware in your bathrooms and kitchens.
Every front door needs a deadbolt for protection, however, it does not have to be a plain deadbolt. You have the option of finishes and latch style to match your deadbolt to your room’s decor. You want to buy a deadbolt that is fully adjustable to fit all standard doors.
Handles sets are a beautiful touch to any type of door. This hardware can add a little sophistication to a room. Handlesets come either with a plate attachment or without. Handlesets with a plate attachment tend to have a more classic look to them. Handlesets without a plate is a more modern style.
Bath accessories are the necklace, earrings and bracelet of the bathroom. Choose accessories that complement your major fixtures. This adds a more uniform look to your bathroom. Towel bars, towel rings, toilet paper holders, robe hooks, shower curtain rods and grab bars come in many different shapes and sizes. Choosing the same finishes and shapes will give your bathroom a model home look.
Cabinet knobs are important accents to a room. The right cabinet knob can add elegance or whimsy to your room. You can choose a specialty knob with a decorative design for a sophisticated flare or a knob with clean lines to bring to enhance the modern look of your room.
Drawer pulls can come in ornate patterns or modern lines. It all depends on the style of your room. If you like a more minimalist look, a solid bar pull would be a good choice. For a traditional style room, a draw pull with a intricate design could bring out the designs in your cabinets.
After spending all the time and effort it takes to remodel your home, taking the time to pay attention to the small details of your room can make all the difference in the world. Choose hardware that will bring out the decorative details in your major fixtures. A clawfoot tub for example, can have brushed nickel feet. This would be a great opportunity to choose accessories and hardware that could bring out the beauty in the details.
Redecorating your home does not have to be expensive. You could update a room simply by changing the hardware in your fixtures. In the bathroom, you can change the accessories and give your bathroom a completely new look. In your kitchen, you can change the cabinet handles and pulls and freshen up your kitchen cabinets. An old door can be brought back to life with a new door handle.
These small changes can make your home look fresh and new with very little money. Try some of these helpful tips to refresh your home’s interior look. You will be happy with the results.