Ways to Use an Interior Rolling Barn Door Hardware Kit

There are so many creative ways to use interior rolling barn door hardware kits in your home. No matter your style we have something for you. With our kits all you have to pick is the rail size and which design works for you. Then go out and get the size and type of door you want. It’s simple and easy. Here are some more great ideas on how to use rolling doors in your home…

Open Concept Room Divider

Open concept homes can be great but sometimes you might be looking for a little bit of privacy for a conversation or perhaps you want to keep people out of the kitchen while you’re cooking. No matter the reasons sometimes it would be nice to close our open concept for a little while. A great way to do this is with a rolling barn door hardware kit!

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Bathroom Fixtures: A Bigger Deal Than You Thought

It’s the littlest details that make the biggest impact. Even the rooms that seem insignificant can make a difference with changes. We often don’t think much about our bathrooms, but every part of your home makes up the whole. Anything left undone can unravel the look you’ve worked so hard to achieve. When updating the look of a bathroom it can actually take less work than you think. Here are some tips on small products that can make a huge impact.

 

Knobs & Pulls for your sink cabinet and vanity

Add that touch of individual style with designed knobs on your sink cabinet or vanity. There are endless cabinet knobs to choose from but we are loving these from Rusticware!

 

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New Trend Alert: The Bejeweled Kitchen

The kitchen is often the focal point of the home, and spending extra time crafting the perfect design is well worth the effort. Most people like to create a theme with their kitchen cabinet layout, including specific choices on hardware and finish. The newest trend on the block is “bejeweled kitchens” that mimic the glamour of a regal home without the cost. Here we take a look at the ways you can transform your kitchen into a jewel of a room.

Paint and Accent Pieces

Gemstone colors are bright, but you can use them sparingly if you’d still like to present a traditional kitchen look. This trend can be adapted for any personal taste. The easiest step: paint the cabinets! Whether you prefer a vibrant green jade or a deep smoky quartz, painting your kitchen cabinets is the first step to a bejeweled kitchen. Go full force and paint the cabinets in full, or consider using a jewel tone as a framing color for just a splash.

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Adding elegant accents such as brass or chrome door pulls and lighting fixtures will add to the gemstone coloring. Unusual lights or faucets will add to the older-era feel.

Counters and Backsplashes

Sleek and colorful granite countertops provide a way to inject color into your kitchen.  Depending on the color desired you may have to search but there is a good selection of blue, red, green, and other combinations to discover. Alternately, a backsplash behind the counter can offer some shine. Typically silver or gold, backsplashes can add a bit of glamour.

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See the examples below to discover new ideas! While bejeweled kitchens may be on-trend, choosing just a few jewel tones here and there is a great way to create a new subtle look.

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Are you going to jump on the bejeweled trend for your kitchen design? Tell us about it! Share you pictures here, or with us on our Bejeweled Kitchens Pinterest board. We’d love to see what you come up with!

How to Maximize the Space in Your Kitchen

Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes homeowners will compromise on the kitchen initially with visions of improving it later on. The kitchen is quite often a bustling place for cooking meals and entertaining. If the space is limited, don’t feel cheated. Get creative! Consider some useful ideas for maximizing kitchen space and your less-than-ideal kitchen will feel like a perfect fit.

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Home Improvement Tips to Start the New Year Right

Every new year sparks the urge in most people to think about what they’d like to accomplish in the year. Some resolutions can be difficult to keep up with, and some are longer term goals that lose momentum over time. That doesn’t stop us from making them! When it comes to home projects and repair, there are many lofty goals you can strive for, as well as small accomplishments. We put together a list of ideas, big and small, of potential New Year’s goals for the home. Get started with your planning early and be ready to start the year off right. Let us know what your goals are in the comments!

Install a library ladder

Rolling library ladders are no longer strictly for rooms of books. If you have a home with high shelves, especially in the kitchen, a rolling ladder can be a great aesthetic and functional addition. Take advantage of a lofted space with a ladder, and use it for storage or another access point to a room. Rolling ladders can be set up with curved railing so that it can function throughout an entire room. From tall, walk-in closets to high shelves in the kitchen, rolling library ladders can be useful just about anywhere.

Update decorative hardware in kitchen and bath

Changing hardware is a great way to make a room look fresh. Crystal knobs will reflect the light in the kitchen. Antique bronze drawer pulls give a bit of a different look, and enhance the rustic appearance, especially if your cabinets are worn down. The bathroom and the kitchen are the two main rooms to update with new hardware given the cabinet doors and drawers. This can tie in with the next item below as well, if you have the time and money to update the cabinets or vanity further.

Newly made kitchen cabinets: refinish / paint

Depending on your budget, updating your kitchen through the cabinetry is a great way to do it. Pick out a new color or stain, and it’ll only take a few days to paint the cabinets, including preparation. The prep work for the cabinets will take the most time, including cleaning and taking apart the pieces to paint. Another choice is to reface the cabinet doors with new veneer panels. Cooking and heavy use can wear out cabinets, and choosing veneer panels to reface the cabinet doors cleans it up without too much cost or labor time.

Spotlight On: Cabinet Door Hinge Finials

Custom Service Hardware has always had a great selection of cabinet door hinges. Recently, that selection has expanded with some great new hinge styles as well as finial and ball tips you can buy separately. Finials and ball tips offer a fun way to add character to the door hinges, or to replace old and unattractive tips. Below we’ll look at the array of new tips available and the different ways to use them.

Whether you want traditional or contemporary styling, you can find the right aesthetic ball tip or finial for your hinges. These tips are completely interchangeable on door hinges, so there’s no worry about selecting the right size. Maybe you want an edgier style to decorate your cabinet door hinges, or maybe you’d prefer something sleek and classy. CSH has finials and ball tips in a full range of finishes, which gives you the option to match the tip exactly or contrast the colors on purpose. For rounded tops, if safety is a priority, ball tips and acorn tips are a good choice. For a more decorative turn, there are ornate tips, steeple tips, urn tips, and more.

While ball tips and finials offer so much in the way of finishes and styles, they do serve a very important function. These tips are threaded into the top and bottom of a hinges, which prevents the pin holding the hinge together from rising out over time. These tips are roulette interchangeable for door hinges, as stated above, but if you need to exchange your hinge pin that needs to be measured precisely. Use a size conversion chart when putting in a new pin for your hinges.

Easy Cabinet Updates

Updating your home cabinet doors with new hinges or decorative hardware is a cost effective way to transform the look of the room. Choosing to switch out ball tips or finials can keep door hinges looking fresh without having to replace the entire hinge. Replacing hinges can be tricky, especially if you’re looking to exchange different styles of hinges. (However if you’re going down that route, check out our post for advice!) Instead, you’ll just replace a small piece that will only take minutes instead of hours of research and labor. Additionally, selecting some fresh new decorative door knobs or pulls can add to the new look of your cabinets.

Different Hinges for Different Needs

Cabinet door hinges are a key piece of hardware that carry the power of function and aesthetics at the same time. Homeowners absolutely need hinges to swing their home doors, cabinet doors, and other pieces of furniture, but they don’t strictly offer functional utility. Thousands upon thousands of hinges exist in different finishes and styles which makes choosing a hinge a very personal experience. While someone can make a quick and easy selection of basic plain hinges, customers have the option of choosing something more specific to the entire look and flow of their home. Consider the many ways you can incorporate hinges – from different styles, to different pieces of hardware in the home.

Decorative hinges

Cabinets are everywhere in most homes. People use them to store toiletries in the bathroom, food in the kitchen, and other various storage points. And it doesn’t just stop at the home – cabinets are used in office kitchens, work rooms and more. Cabinet door hinges can add a great deal of character to a room. Instead of having them be hidden or plain, decorative hinges allow for some fun. Whether you just want a soft, antique design, or you want your bright copper finish to stand out, you can find the right decorative hinge at a variety of price ranges.

Concealed hinges

Traditional concealed hinges are relatively easy to install and they keep the aesthetics of your cabinets intact without any sign of the mechanism inside. Some concealed hinges require additional work, drilling a recess for the hinge position in the door. However others are incredibly cheap and simple to install, and they are completely invisible when Now it seems that certain from the world’s most populated nations and residential to more deep-pocketed bettors is placed to (finally!) get immediate access to Macau, giving city’s best casinos online much more reason to welcome people from other countries with open arms. the door is closed. If you want to go a fancier route, choose Soss hinges, which offers solid installation for inset doors, but they’re equally as invisible when the cabinet doors are shut. Some Soss hinges also offer the benefit of spring closing, removing the fear of slamming your door too often.

Self closing hinges

Instead of focusing on aesthetics (or the lack thereof), making the cabinet doors easy to open and close may be your priority. Youngdale produces self-closing hinges that fit both overlay and lip inset cabinet styles. This type of hinge is easier to install compared to other European style hinges. While not completely hidden from view, Youngdale hinges are mostly concealed once installed when the cabinet door is shut.

AVENTOS lift hinges

Choose a truly modern hinge system for your cabinets with the AVENTOS lift hinges. Instead of opening doors side by side, this system lets you access your upper cabinets with ease by lifting one panel above the cabinets. This lift system creates a more modern feel to any home, given the single panel lift. Customers can typically choose between wood and aluminum, so you can still craft your cabinets in the style you prefer.

Here’s a Quick Way to Give your Kitchen a New Look

Are you considering a new look for your kitchen but don't want to overhaul the entire room? Consider changing the theme or style of your kitchen using just decorative hardware accents. By updating your cabinet knobs and drawer pulls with unique decorative hardware, you can create a different feel based on a theme of your choosing.  Whether you imagine your kitchen to transform into a pristine modern oasis, a rustic cottage, or anything else you can dream up, you can use decorative hardware to achieve that look. Read on to learn more about our chosen collections to create a new story for your kitchen.

High End, Flashy, Gatsby Style

Choosing crystal decorative hardware for your kitchen is an easy and effective way to beautify the look of the room. Upgrade the entire feel of the kitchen with glinting pieces of crystal on cabinet doors, drawers, and more. If your kitchen cabinets are lighter neutral colors, the added crystal pieces with enhance the open feeling of the room. With the sparkling addition, though, you'll also enjoy a heightened sense of luxury in the space. Add crystal hardware to a kitchen with dark cabinets for a nice contrast and a look of old school elegance.

Modern Times and Sleek Lines

Sleek, solid color and simple lines help create a modern look for any room. Adding a solid black decorative door knob or a smooth rectangular drawer pull will add to the contemporary feel. This styling would pair well with solid cabinet colors versus wood finishes. If you feel like going the extra mile and turning this into a small project, paint your cabinets after picking out your collection of decorative hardware. Go for a contrasting style with black hardware and white cabinets or streamline the entire look in a monochromatic scheme.

A Rustic Home in the Woods

Give your home a crafted antique look with this collection of antique pieces. You'll be able to update your whole kitchen with weathered, antique decorative hardware — but you can go about it without the risk of anything falling apart. Depending on your budget, you can find quality, hand-crafted pieces for your kitchen. Consider adding rustic drawer pulls with intricate designs or cabinet knobs with an antique brass finish for a smooth antique look.

Gold-Plated Layers

You will find a gold-plated finish on a large variety of decorative hardware, so you'll be able to create the style you want with ease. Whether you desire 24K gold-plated accents on your drawer pulls or an artfully designed glass knob, the options are endless! There are also pieces available in every price range so, if you're on a budget,you can complete the look without breaking the bank.