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Whether you’re anticipating a full kitchen remodel or just need a quick change in environment, replacing your kitchen cabinet hardware is a great way to spice up your kitchen. A set of custom-designed art deco cabinet handles could add just the right finishing touch to your kitchen—and best of all, it’s a budget-friendly change! When selecting cabinet hardware for your kitchen, you’ll want to consider a number of variables that will transform the room from drab to glam.
Before you begin the selection process, it’s important to understand common cabinet hardware terminology that you’ll hear your designer, architect, showroom consultant, or builder/remodeler refer to. This will make it easier for you to be able to communicate your needs with them.
Knobs come in many shapes and sizes, including round, square, rectangular, oval, and bird cage. This type of cabinet hardware typically gives off a vintage vibe, making it perfect for use in traditional kitchens.
This type of cabinet hardware features a metallic rod or ring. It is easier to grip than is the knob, and thus should be considered in households where a family member or guests faces motor ability challenges. Pulls are further divided into four sub-categories:
Straight, sleek, and clean lined, this type of pull handle accentuates the modern kitchen.
Evoke old-word glamour with this type of handle, which features a curved line that “drops” from its baseplate/s. This type of handle may feature elegantly-adorned details.
Ring pulls consist of a ring and a baseplate. They may be circular, square—virtually any shape.
This type of pull has a half-dome shape. Cup pulls fit in well with both traditional and contemporary kitchens.
A shiny, silver finish perfect for a modern kitchen.
A soft copper color that gives an antique appearance.
This satiny finish is perfect for traditional and contemporary kitchens alike.
This finish evokes an old-world country kitchen glamour.
Are you going for a traditional look? Match your cabinet hardware finish to your kitchen fixtures for a timeless appearance. If you’re aiming for a more contemporary style, mixing-and-matching finishes creates a fun, eclectic environment.
Ornately-detailed, curved knobs and pulls dress up a traditional kitchen. For a contemporary/modern touch, a sleek and clean-lined pull or square knob adds a minimalist touch.
As more and more American opt to remain in the home versus seeking out community living, the demand for universally accessible kitchens is going up. This is reflected in the popularity of easy-to-grip cabinet hardware. U-shaped pulls require lower physical effort to operate than do knob handles. Consider both present and future accessibility needs when it comes to choosing your cabinet hardware.
Did you know that many cabinet hardware manufacturers offer customized options? If you’re working on a one-of-a-kind kitchen remodeling project, you can let your creative mind wander with nearly limitless cabinet hardware possibilities. Custom-plated cabinet door pulls, custom lengths, and specialty finishes are available for you to achieve that perfect finish. Your cabinet hardware is akin to kitchen jewelry—make sure it shines!
We all want a beautiful kitchen. But sometimes, an elaborate glass knob just isn’t practical for a family with pets and small children. Luckily, with so many different cabinet hardware finishes, sizes, and shapes, selecting a handle that suits your household needs and accentuates your kitchen décor shouldn’t be difficult to find. Simply visit your local bath & kitchen showroom to view a wide variety of cabinet hardware options.
Replacing your kitchen cabinet hardware doesn’t have to be a hassle. Visit a Crawford Supply Group location, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and we’ll guide you through the best cabinet hardware options for your needs. You can also set up a free Showroom Consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.