Hardware: A new face

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
Even the finest-quality hardware might need a facelift after a century of service. Al-Bar Wilmette Platers can restore the finish on your door knob and backplates.

This Illinois company was has been in business since 1937. They can match existing finishes or create an entirely new look for your hardware. Door, window, cabinet and plumbing hardware can be refinished.

Their most popular plates are brass, bronze, copper, silver and nickel, which are available in polished, satin and antique finishes. Chrome and gold plates are available in polished finishes.

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