The remodeling market has experienced explosive growth over the past two years. Spending more time at home during the pandemic inspired homeowners to update and reconfigure living spaces to improve functionality. This demand, combined with rising home values and low interest rates, and supply chain challenges, created a frenzy in the industry that was both unprecedented and unsustainable. While no one can predict with certainty what the economy will do, prognosticators forecast a decrease in the growth rate in the coming year. Finding ways to maintain quality while controlling cost to ensure the profitability of every project will be increasingly important for remodelers.
Returning to growth rates closer to pre-pandemic levels after two years of struggling to keep up with demand and scrambling for supplies should provide an opportunity to evaluate lessons learned over the past two years. Now is a good time for builders and remodelers to step back and consider how their operations have changed. It is likely that in the race to keep up, many have inadvertently made their business more complex by adding multiple suppliers. While it is always good to have a second source, managing multiple suppliers for the same product category can be time consuming. Ideally, working with proven manufacturers like Hardware Resources, who offer a wide range of products across multiple categories, can simplify your business and help ensure profitability on every job.
The Kitchen and Bath Resource
Hardware Resources has been a leading manufacturer in the kitchen and bath industry for over 30 years. In addition to manufacturing drawer boxes and functional hardware for custom cabinet makers, the Hardware Resources brand is also well known in the industry for organization solutions. The patented ‘No Wiggle’ cabinet pullout stability technology eliminates side-to-side movement of cabinet pullouts, improving their functionality. Hardware Resources is also the parent company behind a range of other well-respected brands, including decorative hardware brands Jeffrey Alexander and Elements, Jeffrey Alexander designer bath vanities, NorthPoint Cabinetry, and Task Lighting & Power. No other manufacturer can match the depth and breadth of products in the kitchen and bath industry.
Shared Expertise Leads to Innovation
The diverse range of product categories under the Hardware Resources umbrella gives the company a product development advantage. Product teams work collaboratively to leverage expertise across the organization to bring real innovation to the industry. Two recent examples of this cross-functional innovation are the patented Powered Vanity Drawer and the Vanity Night Light Kit. The Powered Vanity Drawer brought together product teams from NorthPoint Cabinetry, Hardware Resources Organizers, and Task Lighting & Power to develop a patented innovation that is easy to install and easy to sell as an upgrade for a bath renovation. Similarly, the Vanity Night Light Kit brought together experts from the Jeffrey Alexander Vanity team with the Task Lighting & Power team to create the bath industry’s first Doppler motion sensor for LED lighting, which provides better coverage and improved lighting control in spaces like the bath.
Over the years of working closely with custom cabinetry makers, Hardware Resources listened to the challenges they face in their businesses. Customers lamented that time and labor constraints made it difficult for them to expand their businesses. Raw material costs and supply chain challenges increasingly made it difficult to maintain profitability. Hearing these challenges inspired Hardware Resources to develop a line of exceptional quality, fast-assembly cabinetry for projects with budget or time restrictions. In 2019 NorthPoint Cabinetry was introduced. NorthPoint Cabinetry features exceptional quality finishes, dovetail joinery, and clean interiors details deliberately similar to custom cabinetry.
The Jeffrey Alexander brand includes an extensive line of decorative hardware and bath vanities. Jeffrey Alexander decorative hardware features designs from traditional to transitional to modern. Recognizing the growing prevalence of designers incorporating principles of Universal Design, which recommends cabinet hardware not require twisting or gripping, Jeffrey Alexander and Elements by Hardware Resources combined offer 70 ADA-friendly collections to choose from.
In response to changing consumer and designer preferences, the Jeffrey Alexander Vanity line has undergone a transformation. Once known as a traditionally styled, mid-range product line, the latest Jeffrey Alexander collections are a higher-end offering that features more modern styles, solid wood construction and, where applicable, stunning Jeffrey Alexander Decorative Hardware. The new Jeffrey Alexander Vanity program features eight unique vanity collections from 18″ vanities to dual-sink 60″ vanities available in seven colors finishes that can be paired with eleven vanity top option in quartz and natural stone and finished off with two bowl shape options and matching mirrors. With the range of options available, clients will get a personalized vanity solution fast since most vanity orders are shipped within 24 hours.
Built on Trust
Hardware Resources makes it easy to offer a wide range of kitchen and bath products from a single, trusted manufacturer. Whether you are looking for the latest on-trend bath vanities, decorative hardware, or fast assembly cabinets, organizers, and lighting, Hardware Resources offers patented innovations and stylish designs your clients will love. Backed by best-in-the-industry warranties, dedicated customer support teams, and shipping from strategically located warehouses, Hardware Resources saves you time and money on every job.