Small Changes, Big Impact: Cabinetry Hardware Ideas

April 1, 2020

Want to update the look of your kitchen or bathroom without having to undertake a whole renovation project? Swapping out your hardware is the small change that can make a big impact!

From trading drawer pulls for knobs, to swapping all your silver for copper, here are a few questions to help you figure out what type of cabinetry hardware makes sense for your home.

Do you prefer knobs or pulls?

Perhaps the most obvious hardware decision, the question of knobs vs. pulls is one of the first you’ll need to answer for yourself. There’s no obvious choice—both knobs and pulls have their own lists of pros and cons. Pulls tend to take up less space and can be great choices in rooms where space is at a premium; they also tend to look a little sleeker and more modern. Knobs on the other hand are less expensive and a little easier to design around. Choosing the right knobs can lend an air of sophistication to your room, but beware—choosing the wrong knobs can leave your space looking dated or cheap.

What kind of finish is right for your space?

Brushed, chrome, brass, nickel… So many choices! Figuring out what finish will look best in your space is a key element in choosing your cabinet hardware. If you have metal accents in your kitchen, it may be wise to choose hardware that matches those accents. Then again—some rules are made to be broken! Ultimately, the “right” choice is the one that makes you happy.

Does your room feature more curves or angles?

If you take a look at your countertop edges, cabinet corners, and lighting fixtures. Are they made up of soft lines, or hard angles? Choosing cabinet hardware that plays into the overall aesthetic of the room is key if you want to avoid a disjointed look.

What’s your budget?

As with any design element, cabinet hardware is available across a wide price range. Establish your project budget early on and let your price range help you narrow down your pool of options a bit.

Have more questions about what kind of hardware would look good in your home? Wondering if we can swap out your old hardware for you? Get in touch with us right here—we can’t wait to learn more about you and your project!

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