Choosing the right hardware for your kitchen cabinets
Updated: Aug 14, 2019
A great kitchen is a must-have in every home. In fact, an attractive kitchen can increase the value of your home to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell your house. So it is important to ensure that your kitchen is well-designed and functional.
When designing or renovating a kitchen, it’s easy to get wrapped up in choosing the larger items like the countertops, cabinets and appliances. After all, these are the major elements that make up a kitchen and most people place their focus on these items. These items are important, but small details can have a big impact too. People often overlook the importance of seemingly minor fixtures like doorknobs and handles. These can however be a major part of your overall kitchen design.
Knobs and pulls function firstly as something to grip to open cabinet doors and drawers, but they can also function as trendy accessories. And just like a pair of earrings or an elegant necklace can bring an outfit together, the perfect knob or handle can bring your kitchen together in an amazing way.
It is popular to install knobs on cabinet doors and longer handles or “pulls” on drawers. However, this is a matter of choice and preference as there is a wide range of designs that can go well with either drawers or cabinets. Knobs are the most simple and basic type of cabinet hardware to install. Generally, a knob is attached to the cabinet door or drawer with a single screw.
When you think of a knob, you most likely picture something round. But knobs for your kitchen cabinets can come in all shapes and sizes and designs to suit all personalities. For instance, you might want to install a seashell-shaped knob or one shaped like a leaf. You will find many novelty knobs on the market in various materials including metal, wood, ceramic and glass. If you want to splurge, you can even find knobs in Swarovski crystal.
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