When it comes to design, it’s all about the details. This includes the color, style, and even the hardware you choose for your kitchen cabinets, bathroom drawers, and more. These final touches to your room needs to be durable, and also match the rest of your theme. This is, of course, a personal preference. You just need to figure out which works well for your daily activity. Here’s how to narrow down what hardware is right for your design and functionality.
● A Knob or A Pull: You can choose knobs, pulls, or a combination of both. Typically, it’s a combination of both. It depends on how heavy the doors are, and how much use they’ll have. The heavier the door, the stronger you’re going to want your hardware. For example, drawers or larger doors work better with pulls since they attach with 2 to 3 screws.
● Curved or Squared: How does the design of the kitchen look? Does it have a modern style where everything has sharper edges? More square knobs or rectangular pulls would look better. A rounded style calls for curved hardware. This isn’t a rule though. Consider the lines but use what you feel looks the best.
● The Finish of the Hardware: Do you want your hardware to blend in with the rest of the kitchen or do you want it to make a statement? There are so many designs to choose from, we guarantee you’ll be able to find one for your unique style. Whether it’s stainless steel, brass, pewter or wood, there’s a shade to match any cabinet color. There are even decorative ones that are so colorful you have to show them off (these are the kind to really help your kitchen pop).
● Keep It Comfortable: Some knobs and pulls are absolutely gorgeous but they’re not very comfortable when you grab them. They need to be functional while also being your style. Try to avoid knobs and pulls that have ridges or pointy edges. It may look nice at first but the novelty will wear off quickly when you have to grab it multiple times a day.
● How Much To Spend: While these are a small part of your design, you still need to make sure you have them part of your budget. Depending on how many you need they can range in price for a set of them. The simpler knobs and pulls generally start at around $6-$7 apiece and go up from there.