There are many reasons knobs are loved. To ensure your cabinets last a lifetime, you need to keep them clean. Hardware such as pulls and knobs will protect your cabinet's finish. They prevent oils from getting on the cabinet surfaces.
If you have frameless, full-overlay, or frameless cabinets, you'll need them to open the drawers and doors.
They come in a wide range of styles and colors that will complement the kitchen's design. So how do they look?
Whether you are remodeling or building new, the hardware is what you should consider. Here are some helpful tips to help choose the right hardware for your kitchen.
Here are some cabinet accessories options to consider for the next project.
Decide If You'd Like A Pull Or A Knot
There are no rules that must be followed when selecting knobs or kitchen cabinet pulls, or any combination of both.
Knobs are preferred for all doors. Pulls are for all drawers. For large doors like a pantry, pull-out doors, or any other pull-out doors (including pulled-out base pantries/trash pull-outs), a pull is the best choice.
It's easier to open a drawer by pulling on it. This allows you to use your entire hand to grab and not just your fingers. This is very useful since drawers can quickly become heavy with all your pots, saucepans, dishes, and so on.
You can also keep to just knobs or pulls. This trend was evident in many older kitchens that didn't have a lot of hardware options. The modern look of all pulls can be seen in many traditional kitchens, which have more traditional pull styles.
Before you decide whether to use pulls or not, consider where they will be mounted. Use horizontally to hold drawers. A pull that isn't too heavy will make a kitchen heavier.
Determine If Your Preference Is Square Or Curved
Be sure to take note of the style of your countertop edge, lighting fixtures, as well any other design elements. Are they curved, or do they have straight lines?
Consider choosing hardware that matches the lines of your design.
Flat-panel, shaker, and any modified shaker door can be used to create square cabinets. Square hardware is still possible with square contours. These are more contemporary.
Some examples of curved cabinet styles are traditional raised panels, pillow-top and recessed doors with ogee corners or beads on either the inside or exterior profiles. Curved hardware offers more detail and soft edges. These are traditional or transitional.
Look At The Finish
Chrome or brushed nickel are the most popular choices for homeowners, but there are many other options available to make your kitchen stand out. You don't have necessarily to match your faucet, as long as it compliments the rest of the design.
Some finishes can go with brushed-nickel or brushed stainless faucets, such as antique pewter.
Chrome faucets can be finished in a variety of finishes, including white, black, or dark bronze.
Comfort Is Important
Before you buy the entire kitchen, try the knob or pull.
Try it on. Does it fit well? Does it fit well? Or does it make your fingers feel numb and push you to the edges? You should be comfortable fitting four people.
Is the knob or pull pointed or ridged? These can get annoying if you are using them 1,000 times a day.
See The Cost
Remember that you get what is paid for. A handful of companies sell low-quality brands. The finishes and designs are often sub-par.
Instead of visiting the big-box shops, search for hardware in your local plumbing or cabinet stores. They will have a greater selection and salespeople available to help you.
Price varies depending on the finish and how it is designed. The price for bronze or solid stainless steel will be higher. As there are more materials to be used, the longer pulls will have a higher cost.
Whatever product you decide to buy, be sure to order some extras in case something happens or the finish begins to rust.