If you are in the market for new kitchen cabinets, or you just want to spruce up the ones you already own, you can add style and flare by selecting the right hardware for your project. With so many styles of hardware to choose from, it may be difficult for you to know what will work best for you, but there are some things you can look at to help you make your decision a lot easier.
Styles of Hardware
Choosing the right style is very important. For example, if you chose handles for your cabinets when they were new, that means that there were two holes drilled in the cabinets. So you will have to again go with handles for your new project, as knobs would only use one hole and therefore not look right. If you are choosing hardware for new kitchen cabinets, keep in mind that once you drill a certain amount of holes, you can’t go back.
There are now more hardware finishes than ever before. In the old days you only had a couple of finishes to choose from, but now you can have a couple dozen or more. Some of the more popular looks are brushed nickel, brass, stainless steel, and even chrome. What you want to be sure that you look at is the entire tone of the room. Make sure that the metal finish will compliment the kitchen and not look off in contrast to everything else around it. This is best accomplished by using a sample piece of hardware which can usually be obtained when you visit your local kitchen cabinet professional.
Just as there are custom cabinets that can be purchased, there is also custom cabinet hardware that can be purchased. Handles are among the most popular in the world of custom hardware, but there is even some custom trim you can get if you really want to make your kitchen cabinets unique. Of course the more unique you get, the more you will pay, but that’s why they call it custom.
Cabinet hardware can really make or break your kitchen cabinet’s looks. To be sure you are getting the right kind of hardware for your next kitchen cabinet project, you will want to consult with a pro. The kitchen cabinet professional at your local kitchen cabinet store should be able to help you decide what will look best in your kitchen as well as provide you with samples that you can take home and match up so you know for sure. Additionally, they will help you select the right hardware at a price that is just as right.