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6 Tips Choosing The Right Hardware For cabinet
Having a well-designed kitchen is absolutely hard and may seem impossible. We are here to help you figure out what you like and what your interest lies in. Cabinet hardware is the jewelry of the project. They give kitchen a new fresh look, no matter if you are renovating the whole cabinets or just the hardware. It helps your kitchen shine more, if you choose it correctly. It is the last layer that can add so much flavor and nuance to your kitchen. The finish, size, shape, style and feel of each cabinet knob or pull can make a difference in the outcome of the project. Here we are mentioning some tips for you to consider it while choosing.
Know The Difference Between Types of Hardwar
Cabinet knobs are single screw. They are the simplest type. They can be upgraded to other types of cabinet hardware easily. They may be seen in older designs and houses.
They are attached to the cabinets by two or more screws. They are known as cabinet handle too. Choosing them need center to center measurements so that they fit in your cabinets. Replacing them is a bit harder if you are not renovating your cabinets, you should be careful about the screws hole places and measurements.
This name is because of their shapes. They are known as Bin pulls too, because of their use. They are popular in farmhouse or rustic designs.
They are also known as Edge pulls. These hardware are installed on the top of cabinets. They are used in modern designs.
Choose a Comfortable Model
Try out every single type and model of the knob or pull before you buy them for your entire kitchen. It is not just about the design and model of it, but it should feel handy. So touch it to see if its fit in your hand or does it feel sharp around the edges? Does the pointy edges or ridges press on your fingers? That can get pretty annoying when you use them 1,000 times per day. Sometimes knobs are not a good choice. It is much more comfortable to open a drawer using a pull, which allows the whole hand to grab instead of only your fingertips. We usually install pulls horizontally for drawers and vertically for doors as they seem more comfortable in this way.
Be Careful About The Size
The size of the pull or knob depends on the function of the cabinet we want from them. Usually it is good to consider the use of hardware and how heavy is the cabinet or drawer. In some special designs, utilizing bigger size than normal is common, but not always it is a good choice. Finding the right pull size absolutely needs measurements and be careful about the texture of your cabinet and the frames or streamlines in selecting the appropriate size.
Figure Out The Style You Like
Pay attention to every single element of the design in your kitchen including cabinet style, countertop edge, lighting fixtures, selecting your hardware. To make it easier for you and as a tip, choose the hardware that is consistent by the type of lines in your design. Now answer the question by your own style. Do you want square or curved? Traditional cabinetry exemplify curved. This style has soft edges and more detail. Square is surely more contemporary and an illustration of that can be shaker.
Pay attention To Finishes
You do not need to match your cabinet hardware finish to the rest of your kitchen. This is one area you can add a little bling. Generally, the finish is also part of the “style”. Here we just mention some different type of them:
- Polished brass
- Polished nickel
- Satin nickel
- Antique brass
- Aged Bronze/Oil Rubbed Bronze
As a tip, it is good for you to know that, for a modern design, you may want to use polished brass or chrome finishes. For a less contemporary or modern design, you can use just about any finish, but usually brushed or polished nickel is used. Antiqued and oil-rubbed finishes are perfect for traditional kitchens. Black hardware is most common in rustic design. Therefore, it is up to you to choose if you are interested in polished finishes or antique ones.
Cost of Hardware
Price point can be a preventive factor in choosing what you exactly like. It can add up quickly as the number of cabinet hardware may be about 30. Knobs are normally less expensive, and if you have lots of cabinetry, that might be of high importance for you choosing between knob and pull. As the last tip to consider, if you want to buy hardware once and love it endlessly, then you will want to look at higher prices. On the other hand, if you buy the economical option, you can switch it whenever you want.