NASHVILLE, TN – Functional Hardware: Fusing Utility & Style is a new trend report from Hickory Hardware. The report describes different ways decorative hardware can be used throughout the home to express individual style. The report is broken down into four sections.

1) Hardware That Pulls Its Weight: The larger cabinets and drawers being produced today require larger pulls and beefed-up functional components. When selecting new cabinets, be sure to choose components that have sufficient capacity.

2) Dress Up Your Kitchen Style: Hinges with decorative finials can infuse style into kitchen décor.

3) Reduce Wear and Tear: Soft-closing or self-closing drawer slides and hinges make cabinet doors and drawers close quietly and help reduce wear on wood components.

4) A Leveraged Investment: Replacing interior and exterior door handles with levers adds style, as well as pays important functional dividends. Levers enhance ease of entry for homeowners with arthritis, children or people with their hands full.

The full report can be found here.

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