You just finished making all the selections for your new kitchen, you chose the perfect layout, the right color for your cabinets, a range hood that that’s the focal point of your kitchen, and you have one selection left…your cabinet hardware. This may seem like a very small decision but, believe it or not, hardware helps tie your kitchen together. It helps solidify the style of your space.
Knobs vs. Pulls
The first step is to select the right cabinet hardware, this means deciding what type of hardware you want in the space. Our kitchen designer, Holly Stevens, notes that most homeowners use a combination of knobs and pulls in their space; but, using all pulls has become a very popular trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon. From a handling standpoint, pulls are easier to use on drawers because they are easier to grip than a knob. Knobs are better for cabinet doors. Another important factor to consider when you select hardware is picking the correct size knob or pull that is needed for doors and drawers. The hardware you select should be the correct proportion to your cabinets.
The Hardware Finish
Another choice to make is the finish of the cabinet hardware. Will it be the popular finish of brushed nickel or chrome? Or will it be antique brass which has made a comeback in the last few years? Holly Stevens says, the great thing with your cabinet’s hardware is that it does not have to match the lighting and faucet, but should complement and coordinate with the other finishes.
Your cabinet hardware is the jewelry of the cabinets, meaning it enhances the room and style you are trying to achieve. The possibilities are limitless when it comes to hardware, so having a clear idea of the room’s style will help cut down the options that are perfect for your space. A popular hardware choice among our customers are bar pulls. Bar pulls are often found in more modern spaces, but they also pair well with Shaker cabinets, giving a little twist to a more traditional door style. If you are searching for a more relaxed look, bin drawer pulls are also an option. These will add the right amount of casual to your cabinetry. Or if you want to go with something a little more ornate, pick hardware with more intricate detailing.
At Home Builders Supply Co, we have a large selection of hardware to appeal to every design style. Call us at 252-758-4151 and schedule a time to meet with our Kitchen and Bath Designer Holly Stevens, she will be happy to help you design your new kitchen and select the perfect hardware to go with your cabinets and style.