Custom kitchen cabinets aren’t complete without the hardware. Knobs, pulls and handles are small pieces of kitchen accessory that pulls the look together. While its function is to open and close cabinet doors and drawers, it also adds style to any kitchen. Each piece of hardware does something to the cabinet that the others don’t. That’s why there’s a lot of variety.
Choose from custom-made hardware or one from a lineup of pre-made designs. Choices range from the contemporary hardware with straight lines and simple designs to the bold and flashy hardware that makes more of a statement than the rest of the kitchen. There are different types of knobs, pulls and handles to look over. Circular knobs, triangular knobs, square knobs, ring pulls, pendant pulls, drop pulls, cup pulls and handle bars are available with designs as far as your imagination can go. Be bold and go for curvy, long, wide, short, heart-shaped and diamond-shaped knobs, handles and pulls. The one you choose will define how the kitchen looks.
Before committing to one piece of kitchen hardware, consider the following:
o Grip size: When you grip the handle, knob or pull, does it feel good to the fingers? The space between the hardware and the material must be comfortable enough to open and close with ease. Family members with large hands should pay careful attention to this.
o Distance: The distance between the hardware attachment point and the edge matters. It should be installed in the place where you can reach the handle/knob/pull and not mess up the design. It’s a good idea to test where the knob will go first before installation.
o Versatile design: To avoid changing hardware, find something versatile. Regardless of how many times you change your kitchen these knobs will blend in with any decor.
o Mix-and-match: Pick two types of hardware. Mix and match designs to create a look that’s completely your own.
o Professional finish: Unless you’re changing one set of hardware for another, let a professional install the hardware. The last thing you want your custom cabinet to have is a bunch of holes. These come from mistakes, or where you thought you wanted the hardware to end up.
These small accessories truly set the bar high for kitchens. It brings a unique finish to any kitchen design and transforms the way you view the space. The end result is going to be extraordinary. For more information on kitchen cabinet hardware, contact us.