One of the most overlooked accents in the kitchen is the cabinet hardware.
Good quality, beautiful cabinet hardware, can take the look of the kitchen to a whole new level. In fact, the pulls and knobs you select can literally change the design, look, and feel of your kitchen.
For instance, the simplicity of Shaker cabinets allows them to work well with many design styles. Larger, tubular hardware featuring a brushed nickel finish makes the white Shaker-style cabinet look and feel modern. Glass knobs would give those cabinets a vintage look and feel.
Combine white Shaker cabinet doors with oiled bronze knobs and pulls, and you have the look and feel of a tuscan villa.
Your hardware choices can even bring mixed styles together. This happens quite a bit in contemporary kitchen designs.
It’s fairly common to even see different hardware types/finishes right next to each other. Brushed nickel bin pulls complement gold-patterned and mercury glass knobs for a gorgeous modern-vintage mix in a painted gray-and-white kitchen makeover.
Modern farmhouse chic is a combination of nickel-finished straight pulls and black iron barn door hardware.
It’s also important to attend to practical matters as well as look and feel. Typically knobs are used for doors and pulls are used for drawers. Still — a beautiful knob is utterly useless if it doesn’t fit in your hand making the door easy to open.
Hardware must also feel good. If knobs just won’t work for you — then use pulls on everything.
Also, make sure you understand the type of maintenance your hardware requires. Textured pieces are somewhat difficult to clean, while some finishes such as brass, require a great deal of upkeep.
Whether you’re buying new cabinets or updating up old ones, your hardware will make a huge difference for very little cost – a process you can affordably repeat over and over as your taste changes thanks to Builder Supply Outlet.
Feel free to stop into Builder Supply Outlet or the Edge Showroom with any home improvement questions you may have regarding cabinet hardware, kitchen cabinets, remodeling, construction, contractors, designing/installing a new kitchen or bathroom — or anything else.