Hardware Selection – the Finishing Touch to your Kitchen Remodel

Your new cabinets have been selected, delivered and are now beautifully installed in your space.  The last piece of the puzzle is selecting hardware, which will enhance the style of your space and provide the perfect finishing touch.  Want our recommendations on the best fit for your cabinetry hardware?  You got it!

Knobs or pulls?  Maybe a combination of both!

When making your selections, first consider the profile of the door and drawer fronts. For example, while you may love a cup-style pull, it may not function well on a 5-piece drawer front, which is better accented by a straight-bar type of pull.

What about positioning?

For wall cabinets with a raised center panel style door, set the knob or the bottom of the pull (top of pull on a base unit), directly across from the flat of the center panel.  For a flat center panel door, 2” to 2-1/2” is a good starting point – hold up the hardware piece and let your eye make the final choice.  For drawers, if the hardware is of average size – 3” to 3-1/2” wide – a good rule of thumb is to position one piece of hardware on drawers that are less than 24” wide, and two pieces per drawer front on those that are over 24” wide.

Finishes of all variety.

When it comes to finishes, let the rest of the components in the home be your guide. If you are selecting an oil-rubbed bronze artisan faucet, select the matching hardware. Interested in mixing finishes? In today’s home, anything goes. Mixing brass with black iron might be over the top, but pairing brushed nickel with polished chrome can offer a dynamic and attractive contrast.


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