Cabinet hardware adds both beauty and function that can last for years to come and updating them can change the whole look of a room. In addition to choosing a style that suits the your home, here are a few things to keep in mind as you search for the right hardware for your project.
1. Material Matters
You want quality materials that will last through the years. Solid Brass is a favorite of most because of it’s durability. Cabinet hardware is probably one of the most frequently used items in your home, so you want to make sure it can withstand the daily wear and tear. With solid brass the finish won’t chip away and it can come in several finishes, one of which is perfect for your cabinets.
2. Comfort Level of the Knobs or Pulls
Opening cabinets may not seem difficult, but if you’ve chosen the wrong knobs or pulls you will dread opening them every time. You want to make sure to choose handles you are comfortable handling. Try to avoid handles with sharp edges or rough patches as they may leave you with an unpleasant experience. Your hands should fit perfectly into the handles for a perfect grip every time.
3. Choosing The Correct Pieces for Each Cabinet
Cabinet hardware comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so make sure you’re choosing the right pieces. For cabinet doors, you could use pulls for a modern feel or knobs for a more vintage look. For cabinet drawers, you have several options; knobs, pulls, bin pulls and finger pulls. Each will give a different look and feel.