How To: Choose the Best Cabinet Hardware for your Home
You have just had your brand new kitchen installed, the sinks are fitted and the floor looks perfect but there seems to be something missing. Take a closer look around your kitchen and imagine what could be used to add your own personal touch. Carefully selecting your cabinet hardware is just the finishing touch to bring a kitchen together. Not only will you be adding some personality to your kitchen, but you are sure to be the envy of your neighbors. Here are several tips to help you select the perfect pulls for your space.
● Size- Before you head off on a shopping frenzy, think about measurements. You will need to take into account the size of the doors or drawers in which the knobs will be fitted. Most hardware and cabinet fitting is pretty standard; i.e. the pre-drilled holes will fit common products. If you are working with reclaimed/custom cabinets/ double-check the fitting.
● Style and material- Take a look around your kitchen and give precise thought to what type of materials may suit the design well. What style of kitchen do you have? Modern? Traditional? Country? Knob Deco has every style you could possibly need. Have a look at the different materials and finishes available. If you’re completely stumped then take a look at the finish of the metal work (faucet, sink, light fixtures, etc,) already in your kitchen and match them.
● Colors- Brightly colored cabinet knobs are an excellent way to make a statement and certainly on trend. But they can be a huge commitment. Choosing bolder knobs can be a great way to add some zing to your space without fully committing. You can even turn your knobs into seasonal or holiday décor for a festive touch.
● Pulls or knobs- The choice between knobs or pulls is completely personal preference. They both open a cabinet or drawer just as efficiently. Chances are, however, that your cabinet or drawer will already have the necessary holes drilled. If the cabinet has two holes installed, then you’d have to get twice as many knobs – which we are completely happy to provide, haha. But a pull will be easier to deal with. In general pulls are larger and make more of a statement than knobs.
● Usability- Will you be wearing an oven mitt most of the time you open this cabinet? Will a smaller knob be better in a children’s room? Think about how you will be using your cabinet hardware. What will be in the drawer or behind the cabinet door? If sticky hands will be using this knob, then a hollow or birdcage still should be avoided. If the knobs are for and elaborately carved armoire then basic, natural wood pulls will look clunky. You get the idea – keep the function of the hardware in mind.
Knob Deco features about 34,000 cabinet hardware products so we’ve certainly got what you’re looking for. Explore the “category” or “shop by brand’ features to narrow your search first. And as always, let us know if you need anything at all!
Sophie Eagan works for estate agents in Glasgow and enjoys sharing her knowledge of interior design with others.