Hardware is the Jewelry of the Home

There’s more DIY action than ever at Locks and Pulls, the door-and-drawer hardware store in Overland Park and north of the river.

The pandemic has definitely spurred lots of home-upgrade projects, says sales associate Anne Kersten.

The trending finishes in hardware are satin brass, rose gold, and matte black. And bigger is better. Buh-bye, standard 3-inch bar pull. Hello, 7- or 8-inch replacement.

When people want something special to liven up a master bath cabinet, the butler’s pantry or an old set of drawers, they turn to Addison Weeks. The Charlotte, North Carolina, company creates jewelry and hardware out of gemstones including green malachite, rose quartz, and blue lapis mixed with many finishes of metals.

“They definitely make a statement and elevate a space,” Kersten says.