Face Your Kitchen
Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Creative Cabinet Hardware is Your Personal Signature

by Kelly Richardson
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

For those homeowners looking to make their kitchen something special, selecting custom cabinet hardware offers you a way to do just that. From traditional to contemporary, there's a hardware style that will separate your kitchen from the rest.

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make when designing a new kitchen is to go with whatever cabinet hardware comes with your product. Many times, the standard hardware is a general style that doesn't take into consideration your kitchen theme. By selecting custom cabinet hardware, you can add a new dimension to the look that will make a real difference that you'll notice.

Cabinet Hardware Options

  • Knobs. Knobs are perhaps the most notable hardware piece on your cabinet. You can choose from tasteful traditional to the outrageously ornate to complete your look.
  • Pulls. Pulls are primarily found on cabinet drawer pieces. Such designs as ropes, intertwined leaves, and link styles energize your cabinets.
  • Hinges. Cabinet hinges are another accessory that can be selected to match a given kitchen style and extend your design theme even further. 

When it comes to materials, your imagination and your wallet are your only limitations. Here are some common cabinet hardware metals that look great.

Cabinet Hardware Metals

  • Brass. Brass is a majestic and formal cabinet hardware metal.
  • Silver. Silver is a contemporary metal that is gaining popularity.
  • Copper. Copper hardware is perfect for the country kitchen lovers.

Custom cabinet hardware is an opportunity to put your own personal touch on your new cabinets. The possibilities are endless.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson covers the home improvement scene in between his seasonal projects. His articles appear wherever intelligent interior design is valued.

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