Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Finding A Match

Hinges can be tricky, especially European Hinges. To the untrained eye they all pretty much look the same. One specific hinge when paired up with the correct mounting plate can work for several different applications.

We make every effort to have as much information online about all of the hinges that we sell, and in the case of the concealed European hinges we've even paired up common combinations of hinges and mounting plates to make the process of finding the correct hinge easier.

Here at The Hut we can usually match up your hinge. All you have to do is call us, and we'll give you the information to mail your exiting hinge. Sometimes we can find the correct hinge based on a few emailed pictures but in some cases we need the actual hinge. We can either locate an exact replacement or a replacement that might not be exact but will still work. If we are not able to locate a replacement hinge, we'll just mail yours back to you. It's a pretty simple process, really. In some cases, we've had customers make a return on hinges that they've ordered incorrectly and include one of their hinges in the package.

Our customer service staff is open Monday through Friday 7 to 5 pacific time to answer your questions. 1-800-708-6649.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mid Century Modern

Mid Century Modern is probably my favorite design. I love the style of houses, furniture, and decor. It's sleek, stylish, functional, and often reflects nature. Mid Century Modern is simple and bold at the same time. I'm sure most people have at least heard of Mid Century Modern, but some may not be familiar with the overall aesthetic. If you've ever seen the Disney/Pixar movie "The Incredibles" you've seen an almost perfect depiction of Mid Century Modern. Have a look at some screen shots from the movie, they've nailed the look. If you haven't seen the movie, I strongly recommend watching it. Not only is a feast for the eyes for Mid Century Modern fans, it's a great story.

Pixar's The Incredibles House

Pixar's The Incredibles Kitchen

Pixar's The Incredibles Livingroom

Good stuff huh? When I first saw this movie, I decided I wanted a house just like this. For some, you've probably grown up or lived in a house similar to this because that was the current style. So, maybe Mid Century Modern isn't such a big deal to you. I for one, am excited about it's reemergence.

Due to the rise in popularity, a number of our manufacturers have come out with items that reflect this era. Emtek is one brand that has introduced an entire collection called "Mid Century Modern."

Emtek Mid Century Modern Cabinet Hardware

They've also got some pretty cool door levers and knobs that fit the Mid Century Modern bill. Below is the Bern knob:
Emtek Bern Knobset
Or how about the Hermes lever:
Emtek Hermes Leverset

Really, you should go check out the rest of the Emtek Mid Century Modern cabinet hardware collection. There are some real gems that are not shown in the picture above.

Speaking of gems, look at the design on these house numbers. Both Atlas Homewares and House Art make some incredible house numbers but the design on these two are again, the epitome of Mid Century Modern.

Atlas Homewares Number Five
Atlas Homewares Number Six
House Art Number Five
House Art Number Six

I've shared my favorite design/style. How about you?

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