Read More Articles by Richie DeMarco

Profile picture for user richiedemarco
Richie DeMarco

Richie DeMarco, manager US Market Development Closet Segment, Richelieu Hardware, was declared “The Mayor of Hardware” at the 2011 Closet Expo. He serves as President for the ACSP and moderates the LinkedIn group Hardware Nation. He can be contacted at richdemarco@optonline.net or follow him on Twitter @MayorOfHardware.

Hot hardware trends for 2018

My work has given me access to manufacturers and designers from all over Europe. Couple that with meeting with closet companies across the United States and I can guess at what’s going to be hot in 2018. I’m going bold with these predictions. Sure, I can tell you soft close everything, but that’s too easy. I guarantee more and more companies will make this the new standard. You are selling a luxury product. How could stock kitchen cabinets offer soft close and you don’t?

Innovative hardware trends for 2016

When it comes to the design and innovation on display at KBIS — what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. The trends that you see there set the tone nationwide for the rest of the year. Even if you aren’t in the kitchen and bath industry, you have to pay attention to KBIS because eventually these trends end up in every room in the house.Flip-up door hardware