Cabinet hardware takes up minimal space, but it contributes significantly to overall aesthetic. It can be difficult to choose from the wide range of options on the market, but a few considerations can help homeowners narrow down their selections and make the perfect choice for their taste, budget, and design goals.
The Basics: Knob or Pull
It’s important to identify an ideal hardware type. Homeowners should consider their preferred look and feel: knobs, pulls, or a combination of both. A combination is the most popular choice, but many recent trends feature all pulls. Knobs are most popular for doors, but they can be used anywhere. Both knobs and pulls are available in varying sizes to accommodate design preferences.
The Style: Design Theme
Cabinet hardware should blend with the overall style of the kitchen or bathroom. The goal is accessories that complement, not clash. Some common design styles include:
- Traditional: Decorative, ornate, vintage
- Contemporary: Simple, linear, sleek
- Shaker: A versatile look that can be classic, retro, or modern
- Rustic: Rugged, naturalistic, distressed
The Finish: Materials and Details
Most cabinet hardware is metal, particularly stainless steel, brass, bronze, pewter, or nickel. Bronze and brass tend to provide the most durability, while stainless steel is one of the most popular choices due to its clean, minimalistic look. Metal finishes include polished/chrome (shiny), antique (aged), and oil rubbed/black (dark). Materials such as glass, rhinestone, or repurposed items can add distinct character; however, plastic and clear acrylic are low maintenance and budget friendly. The perfect cabinet hardware starts with the perfect cabinets. At Miller Surface Gallery, we offer high-quality custom cabinets, countertops, and flooring throughout the Savannah, GA area. We pride ourselves on our award-winning service and products and will work closely with you to complete your projects in an efficient, convenient manner. Call us today at (912) 341-0435 and we’ll provide a free estimate!