As your preferred home remodelers columbus ohio, we know that there are an overwhelming number of decisions to make with regard to cabinets. Keep the old, or buy new? Reface or repaint? Adjustable or fixed shelves? Even once you’ve made what may have seemed like a million decisions, there’s still one more consideration: the hardware.
Cabinet hardware is the ultimate accessory that can impact your room’s style. It’s the hat, shoes, and handbag of the kitchen (or any other room for that matter). The knobs and pulls you choose can send the design of your space in one direction or another, or they can bring styles together to make them work. So much power in such a seemingly small item, especially among the other items in your kitchen remodel.
For instance, the simplicity of Shaker cabinets allows them to work well within many different design styles. Oversized, tubular hardware in a brushed nickel finish makes a white Shaker-style cabinet feel distinctively modern, while glass knobs would give very similar cabinets a vintage flair. Pair white Shaker cabinet doors with oiled bronze pull cups and knobs, and you might as well be in a Tuscan villa.
As your kitchen and bathroom remodeling professionals, we know your hardware selection or selections can help bring mixed styles together, a very popular move in contemporary kitchen design. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see different hardware types and finishes side by side. Brushed nickel bin pulls complement gold-patterned and mercury glass knobs for a fantastic modern-vintage mix in a painted gray-and-white kitchen makeover. Modern farmhouse chic comes alive with a combination of nickel-finished straight pulls and black iron barn door hardware.
While you’re making your decision, make sure to attend to practical matters as well as aesthetics. Trust that NJW, your choice among home remodeling companies, can help you with these choices. Traditionally, knobs are used for doors, pulls for drawers. But a beautiful knob is useless if it doesn’t fit in your hand so that the door opens easily. Make sure the hardware feels good. If knobs just won’t work for you, don’t be afraid to use pulls on everything. Also, keep in mind the type of maintenance your hardware will require. Textured pieces are more difficult to clean, and some finishes (e.g., brass) require more upkeep.
Pull out the catalogs and start surfing the internet; and we welcome you to check out our online kitchen gallery to get inspiration. Whether you’re buying new cabinets or sprucing up old ones, your hardware can do a lot of design work for a considerably small amount of your project budget.
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