Home Improvement Tips: Choosing the Right Hardware for your Kitchen


High quality drawer pulls add the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen – provided they compliment the space and function like you want them to. Since cabinets are generally sold without hardware, you can create a fully custom look for your kitchen by selecting the perfect pulls and knobs for your space.  

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Kitchen Hardware

Avoid Mixing Finishes

Some mixing or matching is fine but if some of your hardware is brushed nickel and other pieces are brass or iron, your kitchen won’t look its best. It could even look like you abandoned a renovation or decorating project in the middle of the job. Instead, choose hardware that is made from the same or similar materials to create a cohesive look.

Match your Theme

Is your kitchen a warm and cozy cottage spot for friends to gather or a highly polished, tech friendly cook’s dream? The hardware you select should match the overall style and theme of your space for best results. Those seashell shaped pulls may be darling, but they will look out of place if the rest of your kitchen is streamlined and modern. Match the hardware to the style and you’ll be delighted with the results.

Cabinet and Fixture Color

You may love those red drawer pulls, but do they go in your shabby chic inspired kitchen? Light versus dark and even the actual shade of your cabinet hardware will have an impact on how your space looks when you are done.

Knobs vs Pulls

Drawer pulls are often larger and fancier and look best on fairly simple cabinet designs; a fancy detailed pull on an intricate cabinet door can be too much. For ornate, detailed kitchen cabinets, a simple, elegant knob is often best.

Invest in Quality

Your cabinets are likely opened dozens of times a week. Choosing quality cabinet hardware that lasts ensures you won’t have to replace your pulls or knobs because of breakage or wear.

Considering all of the factors above can help you choose the perfect knobs or pulls for your kitchen and end up with a finished look you love. Contact us or view our catalog to see just how easy it is to find high quality knobs and pulls in a variety of lasting and elegant finishes for your new kitchen. We are dedicated to helping you fall in love with your space all over again.

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