Many of the homes we have renovated were built-in 1982. It is rare for these homes to have pulls or Baldwin cabinet knobs. The cabinets of builder-grade homes from this era are usually dirty and worn around the bottom and top of the drawers. Why? Because there are no knobs or pulls!
Consider updating or adding hardware to your kitchen cabinets. Your cabinets will look fresh and new if you combine that with a thorough cleaning.
A style and trend expert can simplify the sometimes frustrating and difficult process of selecting kitchen cabinet hardware
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Choosing Color & Finish Based On Tone
For warm tones, choose gold, bronze, or black hardware.
If your cold grey tone is predominant, silver, pewter, or black hardware are all options.
Be aware of the lighting and appliances in the room. Keep the tone the same.
To get a feel for how they look in the finished product, it’s a good idea to buy a sample from several options. You may even be able to receive samples from some manufacturers for a small charge.
Do All Things Have To Match?
Not necessarily. You should think about matching more than coordinating. It is possible to create a flow from one room to another by using coordinating finishes. However, it is more enjoyable to see variations than monotonous styles in each room.
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Pulls Or Knobs
There’s no set rule. It’s a preference. Knobs are usually less expensive and are easier to design with since they are less prominent in the overall appearance of a cabinet. Pulls can be more expensive than knobs. They are also important to the overall look and design of cabinets.
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Don’t Worry About Permanently
You can save money by replacing your kitchen hardware. Why not take a chance? Changes to the cabinet hardware are the single most impactful item in a kitchen remodeling project. If your cabinets are looking tired after a while, replacing them with new hardware will be a cheaper option than changing the entire thing.
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Selecting The Right Size For Your Cabinet Hardware
Hardware should feel right. The hardware should not be too large or too small for the kitchen. Consider the physical limitations, such as how knobs and pulls with large profiles or overhands can catch on clothing. You need to be able to grip the hardware easily. Pulls are usually very small in profile and should be easy to grasp for anyone with larger hands. It is difficult to use non-functional hardware. When you’re shopping for hardware, feel it in action.
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Can Pulls And Knobs Be Mixed And Match?
You don’t have to feel defined by a style box. As for accessories to the kitchen, hardware can be used in the same way that shoes or handbags can complete an outfit. Mixing styles will allow you to add your personal touch to the kitchen.