The hardware on your replacement windows can make a huge impact on the design of the room those windows are in. Hardware comes in different colors and styles, depending on the style of window that you choose for to replace the windows in your Long Island home. Although window hardware may seem like a small matter, it can make a big difference in appearance of your home’s interior. Here’s what to know.
Window hardware is everything from the cranks to the hinges to the locks found on your windows. In a modern window like the kind manufactured by Renewal by Andersen, hardware can be a stand-out feature, or the hardware can blend into the background. This all depends on the decisions you make when you’re ordering replacement windows for your home.
The color and finish of your window hardware may stand in contrast with the window itself and match other hardware in the room, or the hardware may blend into the window material, so it’s barely visible. The color and finish are what matters. Renewal by Andersen window hardware comes in colors like stone, white, polished chrome, bright brass, distressed nickel, antique brass and more.
When you’re trying to decide which type of finish is best for your windows, consider the following:
The hardware will either stand out against the color of the window frame, or it will blend in perfectly, depending on the window frame color you’ve chosen and the type of hardware you’ve chosen. Some homeowners strive to achieve a minimalist effect, while others want window hardware that really makes an impact and coordinates with other window hardware in the room.
There may be other finishes in the room, including finishes on faucets, light fixtures and more. The window hardware you choose may coordinate with those finishes, or stand out from them. For example, in a kitchen, you might what your window hardware to match the handles and pulls of your cabinets; in other rooms, you might want it to match with the entry door hardware. Either way, you should be aware of the way the finishes on your windows and other surfaces in the home interact with one another.
You might start shopping for window hardware by looking at the options online, but don’t stop there. The colors you see online are not necessarily a perfect representation of the way the finishes will look in person. To ensure that the window hardware you’ve chosen looks the way you want, view the hardware in person. Renewal by Andersen offers show rooms where you can go see in-person examples of the various window styles, and their hardware.
It may even help for you to bring pictures of your home or even remove a handle from a cabinet or door when you go view these different types of hardware in-person. Seeing pictures or examples of the hardware in your home will help you shop for the hardware that’s just right for you and your decorating scheme.
The team at Renewal by Andersen of Long Island can help you choose the window style and hardware that will look the best in your home. To find out more call Renewal by Andersen of Long Island toll-free at 866-609-5033 or fill in the short form on this page to get started with your initial consultation.