With customized features, storage options, upgraded materials and appliances, textures, colors, and overall design; there is a lot to choose when it comes to a kitchen remodeling project. Hardware usually doesn’t get much thought and consumers will often select something at the last minute. The hardware is a minor detail that can be the cherry on top, however. Available in colors such as silver, gold, copper, bronze, black, and so on, hardware can be designed to pull or have a knob, as well as considerations of size, and style all play a role. When choosing the right hardware for your kitchen remodel, we at Straight Up Remodeling would like to share a few ideas.
How to Choose Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
Style: Assess the other features and elements of the kitchen to help you determine the right style for your kitchen hardware. Countertop edges and light fixtures as well as cabinets should distinguish square or curved lines. Contemporary tends to have square lines whereas traditional has curves. Make certain the hardware corresponds with theme.
Comfort: The appearance means little if using it is awkward and uncomfortable, no matter what hardware. To complete the kitchen tasks, most want to move swiftly and efficiently. It should be easy to manage comfortably the opening and closing the cabinets and drawers. When interacting with other people in the house; small children, elderly, even pets should be considered for the hardware.
Pulls / Knobs: Your selections are narrowed by 50% to make finding the right hardware easier after you decide on this option. When making the knob versus pull option, weigh in both form and function. For a firm but agile approach, pulls are simpler to use and offer easy gripping. It can look impressive when used on cabinets where pulls are used on drawers, and it can make the kitchen look outdated when exclusively using knobs. This combination lends to a more unique style as well.
They tend to be less expensive, although still useful when you have other minor details you would rather shine the spotlight on because knobs do not make as much as a statement than pulls. Delivering a very attractive finished look to the kitchen, pulls make more of an impact to the style of your kitchen.
Finish: You can enhance the kitchen or even clash with it with the hardware that has certain finishes. Important to the kitchen’s design style include chrome, brass, brushed nickel and so on. They should all match in color even if you decide to implement knob and pull. Keep in mind that metal accents, including your faucet, lighting and appliances.
The finish depends significantly on the cabinetry, ultimately. By having a bold finish on hardware features on white cabinets, contrast can be visually striking for example. Gorgeous with black, pewter, and silver are with warm tones and gray cabinets. Cabinets with warm tones are complemented with bronze, gold, and black complements.
Budget: There are priorities when it comes to remodeling a kitchen, especially when you are on a limited budget. The hardware you are looking into needs to fit the budget. When you need replacements over time, you also may want to have a few extras.
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