Handles and knobs are the two most common cabinet hardware. Deciding which to get between the two depends on your personal preference. One may be more visually pleasing than the other, but either one will function equally well with both cabinets and drawers.
Nevertheless, given the vast selection of kitchen cabinet hardware, homeowners tend to be overwhelmed by this decision and have some questions about this component.
In this article, The Kitchen Store answers four common questions about it.
1. “What’s Your Advice on Mixing Hardware Finishes?”
Incorporating several complementary finishes can help you achieve a more personalized look. One rule of thumb is to keep all the plumbing fixtures in a consistent finish, which will serve as a visual anchor. From there, you can mix and match different finishes for the lighting fixtures and other components in your kitchen.
2. “Are There Rules on Cabinet Hardware Placement?”
Hardware placement can either make or break the form and function of your cabinets, so consider this detail before adding hardware to your cabinets. When in doubt, measure your hardware and your cabinets to make sure the placement is correct and consistent.
3. “What Types of Hardware Do I Need in a Kitchen?”
Typically, kitchen cabinetry requires two to four different types and sizes of hardware. These include appliance pulls, knobs for cabinet doors, knobs or pulls for drawers, and some miscellaneous hardware pieces.
4. “What Are Your Tips for Shopping Cabinet Hardware Online?”
When shopping online for cabinet hardware, measure your cabinet first. You should also consider the quality of the cabinet hardware you’re going to buy. These pieces will be used every day, so it’s best to invest in durable, long-lasting ones.
Ready to replace your kitchen cabinet hardware? The Kitchen Store is here to help you make your cooking space more personalized, functional, and comfortable. To get started, call us at (310) 572-7515 or complete our online form.