06 Jul Cabinet Hardware for Your Kitchen and Bath
With all of the brands, styles and finishes of cabinet hardware available, choosing the one that best reflects your personal taste can be one of the most challenging decisions to make in a Colorado kitchen or bath remodel project. Whether the hardware is necessary for the type of cabinet construction you have, or you simply want to achieve a certain look, putting in the preliminary research will make a huge difference when it comes to choosing the perfect hardware. To help narrow down your selection, follow these tips to make the process less overwhelming.
Style and Finish
Every homeowner has a style that he or she wishes to portray. From sleek, frameless cabinets with minimalist pulls to ornate inset cabinets with classic knobs, doing research on home remodeling and interior decorating sites such as Houzz will help you get a sense of what will work best to achieve the look you want. In addition to hardware styles, there are also many hardware finishes available. Depending on the color of your cabinets and the overall style of your kitchen, bath or other room in the home, you can choose from such finish options as brushed nickel, chrome, oil-rubbed bronze and antique brass. Or, spice it up with brightly-colored ceramic, glass or jewel-adorned knobs.
Size and Placement
Some people prefer knobs on doors and pulls on drawers, while others opt for a more consistent look with pulls on all of the cabinetry. Whatever your preference, many hardware companies, such as Top Knobs and Schaub and Company, group items into “collections” that offer a plethora of different style options to complement one other. These collections often include both knobs and pulls of various sizes that will help you customize your space while ensuring that each piece is proportionate to its respective cabinet dimension. When planning for knobs and pulls, be sure to measure the drawers and cabinet doors to determine where the hardware will sit. Some drawers that have recessed-panel or raised-panel fronts may need special hardware sizing that will fit properly within the design. Don’t forget that if your large appliances have cabinet front panels. they will require heavy-duty pulls that are manufactured specifically for such applications.
Form and Function
When deciding on knobs and pulls, consider the space and who will be using the cabinets. If you’re looking at hardware for the kitchen, items that are more durable to withstand consistent opening and closing will be the best option. If you’re remodeling the children’s bathroom, hardware that is simple to clean will make your life easier. On the other hand, if you’re designing a guest bath, choosing knobs or pulls that have a colorful or whimsical design will add a fun flair to a room that is not used as often. With so many hardware options available, you don’t have to compromise between form and function.
Cabinet hardware helps create a unique design that will distinguish your kitchen and bath from others of similar style. Whether your preference is modern, country classic, shabby chic or anything in between, there are many hardware options that will help your home remodel shine in the end.
The abundance of design touches can make selecting the right hardware a tough decision, so let us help you narrow down the search. Visit our Denver cabinet showroom to see an array of options to fit any style and budget.