With the increased focus on building and renovation over the past decade, there has been a growing demand for hardware that is both beautiful and functional. Magazines and DIY shows have touted the importance of updating hardware and now even famous designers are marketing their own door pulls, but with so many options home owners often don't know where to begin. "Architectural Hardware" focuses on all aspects of incorporating architectural hardware into the home, covering history, styles, finishes, tips from the pros, how-to projects as well as room-by-room hardware design. In addition to a complete discussion of every facet of decorative hardware components for the home, "Architectural Hardware" also provides useful information on what to look for when shopping for hardware, such as hardware grades, safety codes to consider, security and basic step-by-step installations. For anyone interested in a bit of serious home improvement, "Architectural Hardware" covers everything they will need to know to get the job done properly.
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.