Friday, March 9, 2018 / by Ruth Ballantyne
Each time you open a kitchen cabinet or reach for a towel in the bathroom you'll give yourself a nice surprise. It's all so simple - and not at all expensive - saying goodbye to old cabinet hardware and indulging yourself in new shapes, new styles and new colours.
With major makeovers and renovations put on hold, homeowners are focusing on decorative hardware for the small, low-cost, changes that mean so much. And manufacturers are responding, with new shapes, new styles, and especially new colours.
Take Amerock, for example. A familiar name, over 80 years in business, but still with its finger on the pulse and developing complete answers to homeowners' needs. Fall in love with a style, and you'll find it's available in all the shapes, sizes and colours you need - even hard-to-find, oversize items.
Looking for glamour? Reach for Abernathy - combining jewel-like clear crystal with a choice of metallic finishes -antique silver, oil-rubbed bronze and satinnickel. How could a simple knob be quite so elegant? And how could such an elegant accessory cost so little?
New from Amerock are two gorgeous finishes, both variations on the increasingly-popular theme of bronze.
The company's designers describe the new caramel bronze as a "decadent" finish. It has a glow all its own, rich and coppery. It's available in the sleek and modern Candler Collection of pulls and knobs, and in the even sleeker Extensity Collection.
The other new finish -brushed bronze - plays up the silver and gold tones, and can be seen at its most elegant in the Essential'Z cabinet collection and the Arroni bath collection.
You can browse the complete offering online at amerock.com. Local sources include Home Depot, Home Hardware and Rona.