Kitchen Hardware: Knobs & Pulls – Jewels for your Cabinets
Last month we looked at fabrics. This segment focuses on hardware, in particular, the knobs and pulls that adorn cabinetry. (There’s also great hardware available for your paneled appliances, pantry and entry doors.)
CABINET HARDWARE ENHANCES A ROOM
Never underestimate the power of heavenly hardware to enhance the look of a room. For example, consider how the simple, curved cabinet door handles echo the curve and finish of the appliance handles and tie in with the coastal simplicity of this kitchen.
Kitchen designed by Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS
SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE DECORATIVE TOUCHES
Try to imagine this kitchen with naked doors and drawers, or with cheap plastic hardware. Either would totally detract from the otherwise pulled-together room. Cabinet hardware is one of the simplest — and often most affordable — ways to dress up a kitchen or bath or change its style to fit your new decor.
Here are some great knobs and pulls to consider, even if you’re not planning a major redo. Small touches can make a big difference!
The new Italian Design Collection from Topex can take your basic slab door kitchen cabinets from blah to bellissima.
At the other end of the style spectrum is Anthropologie‘s Mother-of-Pearl Knob. This beauty would elegantly bejewel a traditional style master bath.
Consider alternative materials to add texture and taste to your stained wood cabinets. Here’s a great look in leather by Atlas Homewares.
For more hardware styles plus essential hardware shopping tips, please click here
Please check back next month when Details covers final touches for your kitchen and bath.
This is the fourth of a five-part, first week of the month series with The Decorating Diva. Each of the five Details editions will focus on a single room detail that can make a huge difference in the success of that space’s style.
ABOUT JAMIE GOLDBERG
Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS is an NKBA-certified kitchen and bath designer and a freelance design journalist. Her articles have appeared in Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine, Fine Homebuilding, BobVila.com, KitchenBathIdeas.com and many others. She is also a regular contributor to Kitchens.com, where her Sensible Style blog appears each month.
Jamie currently lives and works in San Diego, California, where she writes her own Gold Notes blog and serves as the Design & Marketing Director for Italian Kitchen Design and Distribution, an importer of quality European cabinetry, based in the San Diego suburb of Escondido.
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