shopping 03.27.13

Decorative Hardware

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You can spend a bundle on decorative hardware—but you don't have to. And a refresh of hardware can be a quick and affordable way to spruce up the kitchen, bath, and other rooms.

Simon's Hardware, 421 3rd [29th/30th] 212.532.9220. Knobs, pulls, switchplates, hooks, latches…you get the idea.

Blueman Hardware, 153 Bowery [Broome] 212.343.8322, has the goods: good selection, prices, and service.

Decorative hardware doesn't get better than the pieces fabricated by the family firm of P. E. Guerin, 23 Jane [Greenwich Ave./W. 4th] 212.243.5270, in business since 1857. No walk-away pieces and you need to make an appointment to visit.

The Brass Center, 248 E. 58th [2nd/3rd] 212.421.0090, sells good quality architectural and door hardware.

My Knobs, which sells over 300,000 decorative hardware items, does a lot of business online, but also has a store on Long Island.

For over 40 years, Wainland's has been fabricating metal parts. They work in brass, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, both hot- and cold-rolled steel, copper, zinc, and pewter, all in seemingly unlimited finishes. They used to be on West 17th; now they're in Astoria: 24-60 47th St. [BQE/25th Ave.] 718.626.2233.

Also: Ikea, Gracious Home and Bed, Bath, and Beyond

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