Most kitchen cabinets don't come with hardware. It’s usually up to us to choose the perfect cabinetry hardware to go complement them. And this can be a great design opportunity!
What Is Cabinet Hardware?
Cabinet hardware mainly refers to knobs and pulls. But hardware also comprises the hinges that allow cabinet doors to swing open, and even hinges can add style to cabinetry.
Finding the perfect cabinetry hardware isn't always easy! There are a variety of distinct designs and finishes to select from.
Don’t worry! Here are some pointers to help you get the ideal hardware for your kitchen cabinets.
1. Decide Between Knob, Pull, or Both!
There are no hard and fast guidelines to follow when deciding whether to use a knob, a pull, or both. Our basic advice is to use knobs on all doors and pulls on all drawers.
It's more convenient to open a drawer with a pull. This permits you to grip with your entire hand rather than your fingertips. This is incredibly useful! Drawers may get very heavy with all your pots, pans, plates, and other cookware. You may also blend knobs and pulls to provide aesthetic flair.
2. Keep your overall style in mind!
For instance, modern kitchen hardware looks quite different from conventional kitchen hardware! You wouldn’t want to put farmhouse style hardware on mid-century cabinets. Or would you?
- If you’re going for Cabinet Hardware to match a modern kitchen, we’d recommend Integrated Finger Pulls. - For a seamless look, edge pulls are frequently recessed into doors or drawers.
- But, if your kitchen is traditional we recommend T-bar hardware- Solid brass T-bars
3. Don’t forget the finish and the material
There are so many finishes available, from polished to satin to aged and matte. Underneath that finish is the base material - most of our products are made of solid brass for long-lasting quality and weight. Then virtually any finish can be applied for the look you want. Some homeowners like to match their cabinetry hardware finish to their faucets or lighting. But the truth is NOTHING needs to match. It's all about getting the desired look and feel you want, so don't be afraid to mix it up your finishes a little!
Choosing cabinet hardware doesn't have to stop you in your tracks! Use the advice in this article to choose which cabinet hardware styles and finishes you like. We offer a large selection of cabinetry hardware available to meet all your design needs.