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Article By: Selma P.           Photos: Exclusive Remodeling 

Matte Black is THE Modern-Industrial Hardware Finish

Matte black. We see it in automobile paint finishes, wheels, furniture, jewelry, and even makeup!

But, kitchen/bath, household hardware?

When I think of matte black, I think of cruise ships, warehouses, barn buildings, and lofts.

Stainless steel has been the latest “modern-industrial” feel-look, but matte black is quickly taking over the spotlight.

We are even seeing it more as the “gothic” look that clients are seeking for staircases.

Why matte black? This design is considered an “edgy” choice because the elements seem to be exposed.

Used widely in lofty spaces with big windows and doors, this choice is now decorating even the smallest of spaces to really pop out any decor…including barn door hardware on pantry doors.


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The Drama Queen

Matte black is a stylish and daring finish and because there’s no shortage of drama with industrial modern design, this hardware is a natural fit to tie the entire space together.

It pairs beautifully with the lighting styles and architectural details often found in industrial modern homes”. ~Schlage

This Conroe-Lake house kitchen remodeled by Exclusive Remodeling is a perfect example of that perfect touch that was needed to tie in the outdoors with the in:


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What Inspired MATTE BLACK Hardware?


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We all see buildings like these popping up everywhere! Gone are brick and mortar facades, and in with industrialized materials and lots of glass!

With exteriors like these, as we think of the future in building…it’s simple, elegant, classy, radiant, bold, defiant, and all the words we can think of that recently exude the personalities in us all.

If YOU are in that mood for contrasts, then matte black is your finish.

With the demand of it rising in design, you can now coordinate your hardware perfectly with everything from your kitchen to the bathroom.

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Need more ideas for your hardware choice?
Please visit Exclusive Remodeling, or come by our Showroom to see our NEW Matte Black Collection!
To schedule a FREE In-Home Visit please call 832-663-9926


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Article By: Regency Fireplace Products             Photos: Exclusive Remodeling 

The 5 Stages of Fireplace Renovation

Every fireplace installation is unique, but all home owners experience these 5 stages of fireplace renovation:

The Reason


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What’s your reason for wanting a new or renovating your fireplace?

*To add an efficient heater to your home
*To update the style of a room
*To create ambiance
*To reduce your heating bill
*To stop chimney draft

ER client as pictured above, opted to close-off  the extra window to hang the family TV over the fireplace, as opposed to having it hanging on the room corner.

Your Vision


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What do you want your finished fireplace to look like?

Do you know your personal fireplace design style (contemporary, traditional, classic, modern)?

The Internet is a great place to gather design inspiration, but the online world is so big knowing where to start can be difficult.

Consider browsing Pinterest and Houzz, each website hosts over a million searchable interior design photos.

Fireplace manufacturer websites can also be helpful since they often feature idea galleries full of customer fireplace renovation photos.

Some manufacturer websites even have online design tools that invite you to design your own fireplace.

Or, you can reach out to Exclusive Remodeling for a FREE design upon finalizing.

Your Details


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Every fireplace has a specific purpose.

Some fireplaces are perfect for heating large spaces while others are better suited for creating ambiance.

Before you buy a new fireplace you’ll need to take a few accurate measurements and make a few key decisions.

You’ll know when you’re done with stage three when you can answer these questions:

Will your fireplace be fueled by gas, wood or pellets?
Are you installing a new fireplace or replacing an existing fireplace?
If you have an existing fireplace, what are the dimensions?
What will the primary function of your new fireplace be: heat or ambiance?
What size room will your fireplace live in?
What materials will surround your fireplace? (wall, floor, ceiling etc.)
Pro tip: If you have questions during stage 3, visit your local fireplace store to get some expert help.

Purchase & Installation


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When you’re ready to purchase a new fireplace, visit your local fireplace renovation specialist.

Design consultants are experienced trade experts who work with qualified installation professionals.

Share your renovation reason, vision and space details so he or she can help you pick the perfect fireplace materials.

While in showroom, ask your consultant about customization options to create a style as unique as you.

Relax & Enjoy!


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The best part about installing a new fireplace is relaxing in front of it.

Make sure you choose a fireplace that provides peace of mind in addition to warmth, ambiance and efficiency.

In the end, quality craftsmanship counts.

Read More at: Regency Fireplace Products 

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Need more ideas for your fireplace renovation project?
Please visit Exclusive Remodeling, or come by our Showroom!
To schedule a FREE In-Home Visit please call 832-663-9926


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