What is a restoration hardware store?

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An example of a gorgeous amber restoration knob
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A restoration hardware store is the place to find finishing touches and details

Oh, be still my heart. What is a restoration hardware store? Think of it as a jewelry store for your home.

If you love jewelry, then you are surely going to love jewelry for your home, which is exactly what you get when you purchase finishing touches at a hardware restoration store and use them in your home.

Are you crazy about cobalt blue or amber or anything that gleams and shines, just like that diamond on your left hand or those dazzling drop earrings that you sport when you are really going all out? Then dress up the interior of your house shopping at a restoration hardware store because it is full of jewelry for the home.

Are you wild about your grandmothers well-maintained 100 year old house and all the quirky yet beautiful features within? You can have them, too. The devil is in the detail. 

A restoration hardware store is the place to snag those finishing touches for your home that are going to make all the difference in the appearance of your home.

You do not have to undertake a full scale home make-over. Buy just a few pieces of hardware to get started, and you will see that it makes such an amazing difference that you will want to incorporate more and more restorative hardware details. These finishing touches can and do transform a home from hum drum to WOW.

Change your old knobs and handles on your kitchen cabinets and drawers as well as those in your bathroom using restoration hardware. Ordinary knobs and handles are not even noticed, but if you choose some of the gloriously beautiful restoration items the first thing people are going to comment on is the hardware in your house.

If you own craftsman style furniture, purchase cast iron knobs and handles, which are sturdy and durable and the perfect complement for this kind of furniture.

Glass knobs and handles come in such an assortment of gorgeous colors, including depression green, cobalt blue, amber, ruby red, milk green, purple, peacock blue and depression pink that you will probably have grave difficult choosing which one you want.

Porcelain knobs are reminiscent of a time when porcelain was prevalent in the kitchen. 
You can also choose from drop pulls, which are durable and ornate; bin pulls, which come in various classic finishes, and single or double post pulls.

Do not neglect the hinges on your cabinets for a truly bona fide restoration look.

Install authentic heat registers that come in a variety of styles and materials, including cast iron, nickel plate and brass.

Restoration hardware covers all the time periods, including art deco, early colonial, old English and Victorian. Select the items that resonate with your home decoration. If you want to go for a 1930s look, you can easily find solid brass doorknob back plates and crystal doorknobs.
Latches come in slide style, turn style and Hoosier style. The turn style is a T style handle that you turn, which draws back a bolt. Slide style latches come in cast iron and solid brass and can be truly elegant or simple. The slide style operates with a sliding bolt and is the epitome of decorative vintage. Hoosier latches are also considered vintage and come in numerous finishes, styles and mounting options.

If you want to go all out, purchase a refrigerator/icebox that is constructed in the traditional 1950s style. There is an outpouring of authentic products that you can choose from and incorporate into your home. 

Pay attention to your window treatments. Restoration hardware is available in drapery rods, as well as outlet plate covers, electric switch covers, shelf brackets and coat hooks. Rim the runner carpet on your stairs with twisted rope hair stair rods for a look that is the real McCoy.

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