The Beauty of Bronze Door Hardware
No home construction project is complete without those key finishing touches that really make the final result shine. If you’re in the process of picking out finishes, read on for why you should consider featuring bronze door hardware in your home project.
Designed to last
Doors and windows undergo an immense amount of wear and tear in their lifetimes, so it makes sense to select finishes that will last as long as possible. Not only is solid bronze door hardware extremely durable, but its appearance actually improves with time due to exposure to the elements. If you prefer fixtures that do not change with age, bronze is also available in non-living finishes such as Venetian bronze, which has an antique look that will remain the same over time.
Bronze finishes are available in a wide variety of sheens and shades. Bronze patinas include satin bronze, brushed bronze, Venetian bronze and oil-rubbed bronze, each of which offer subtly different aesthetics and require different maintenance needs. Colors may range from light to dark, and the sheen can vary from matte to shiny. With so many variations to choose from, there’s sure to be a bronze finishing that will suit your style.
Bold, unifying statement
Bronze finishings can look great on either the exterior or interior of the home—or both. Instead of merely being functional, uniform hardware in such a unique and beautiful material can become a focal point of its own and even establish the style of the entire home. Bronze finishings infuse classic and timeless elegance to home designs that will never go out of style. After all, bronze is one of the oldest and most enduring hardware materials for good reason!
Easy to clean
Oil-rubbed bronze fixtures are extremely low maintenance and more spot resistant in comparison to other finishes. Most water spots can be removed by simply wiping the fixture with a soft, damp cloth. If spots still persist, apply a diluted vinegar solution to clean. Alternatively, there are non-toxic cleaning solutions that use other household items, such as lemon juice or even ketchup. However, never use harsh cleaning chemicals on bronze fixtures, since they may cause irreversible damage to the finish.
Worth the splurge
If there’s any downside to choosing bronze fixtures, it’s that they can come with a bigger price tag than alternative options—but you get plenty of bang for your buck with the glamor and functionality that you get with bronze. Even if bronze fixtures cost more upfront, it’ll be worth it in the long run for a finishing that will easily stand the test of time.
Are you interested in installing bronze door locks and fixtures? Custom Door Hardware offers an extensive selection of bronze hardware for doors, windows, cabinets and drawers for every style and budget. We’re a one-stop shop for both retail and wholesale orders that can provide the quality architectural hardware solutions that you need. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services—we look forward to assisting you!
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