Choosing the right hardware for your house can seem like a mundane chore ­­– one that many people completely overlook – but don’t fall into that pattern and skimp when it comes to hardware for your home. The details in a room set the tone, adding a personal touch to the space. Companies specialize in every type of hardware from vintage to modern, ensuring that you will find accessories for your home that you love. Here are just a couple of companies in New York City that manufacture high end hardware for homes.


1. The Nanz Company

Located in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, The Nanz Company specializes in modern takes on antique hardware. The business began by manufacturing door handles for a building restoration project when not enough of the original handles could be found. If you’re unsure of what would look best in your home, Nanz offers to assist customers with selection, specification, and coordination for residential projects. After originally only manufacturing door knobs and lever handles, the company has since expanded its merchandise to include hinges and high-end locks.


1. P.E. Guerin

P.E. Guerin  Bamboo Towel Bar

P.E. Guerin Bamboo Towel Bar

The oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, P.E. Guerin was founded in 1857 by Pierre Emmanuel, a French immigrant. The company set up shop on Jane Street in Greenwich Village in 1892 and has been conducting business there ever since. The company is currently owned and run by Guerin’s great grandnephew. Specializing in vintage style hardware, P.E. Guerin’s products are an excellent addition to any room with a traditional theme.


3. Lisa Jarvis- Jewelry for Furniture

Lisa Jarvis  District Pull

Lisa Jarvis District Pull

Lisa Jarvis  Hex on Black Knob

Lisa Jarvis Hex on Black Knob

Another New York City based company, this is a hardware collection put together by interior designer Lisa Jarvis. After decorating numerous homes throughout New York City, Lisa knows firsthand of both the importance and the effect of hardware in a room. After frustrating experiences of futile searches for exactly the right piece for a client, she decided to start her own line of hardware. Stating that the company mission is to allow clients to express themselves through their décor, this collection is broad and unique in order to suit every client’s need.


4. Waterworks

Known for their commitment to craftsmanship and use of modern materials, Waterworks’ specialty is bath and kitchen designs. With showrooms across the country, the brand offers any hardware you might need for a kitchen or bathroom, from faucets and drains to cabinet knobs and accessories.

No matter the decor of the room, there is always hardware that can match and complement the style. Even if you can’t afford to remodel, updating the hardware throughout your home can provide a much needed change of tone without the cost of a complete renovation.