When you are trying to decide on the perfect cabinetry for your kitchen, one area where you might feel is not as important is your cabinet hardware. But nothing could be further from the truth. Your cabinet hardware is what can make the difference when installing beautiful kitchen cabinets.
Pulls Vs. Knobs
One question is whether you would like knobs or pulls. A popular trend for homeowners is to use all pulls. However, you can always use a combination of knobs and pulls. However, in general, knobs are better for cabinet doors and pulls are better for drawers. Knobs are typically less expensive than pulls. However, some homeowners prefer pulls because they are easier to handle. Regardless, make sure that the cabinet parts are in proportion to the cabinetry.
The Right Finish
In addition to the type of hardware, you must select the type of finish. The type of finishes that are popular can change from year-to-year. For example, antique brass has become more popular in recent years. Cabinet hardware is not required to match the rest of your cabinetry, but it should coordinate well with other finishes in your home. Regardless of which finish you choose, stick with the same one throughout the rest of your kitchen.
Depending on the color of your cabinets, you may need to choose from a more narrow range of finishes. If your cabinets are white or painted, you are able to use almost any type of finish. However, if your cabinets are made of some type of wood, you will need a finish that matches that type. Make sure to bring a photo of your cabinets so you can match them to the knob type.
The Look and Feel of Your Home
Another way to determine the type of hardware you will use is to think of the type of feel you want your home to have. If you want your home to have a more relaxed feel, bin drawer pulls make more sense. If you are aiming for a more modern look, you may want a bar pull.
You Can Always Replace Your Hardware
One of the great things about cabinet hardware is that you can always replace old pieces with new ones whenever the time comes. If your hardware is worn out or if you are simply tired of the older look of your kitchen, replace your knobs with something else.
Talk to a company like Sarasota Cabinetry Inc to learn more.