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Get a Grip on the Right Kitchen Cabinet Hardware with These 4 Tips!

While planning a kitchen remodel, it is obvious that you will think about the macro elements, like the benchtops, cabinets, appliances and flooring. However, we are here to tell you that even little things can make a huge change. Especially when it comes to kitchens – we mean hardware.

Knob or pull? Silver or bronze? Big or small? Kitchen cabinet hardware might seem like insignificant stuff, but they actually make a huge impact on the look and feel of your kitchen. With so many options available in the market, how do you choose the perfect hardware that creates a “bang-on” impression? These are a few guidelines to help you select the ideal hardware for your kitchen.

  • Cabinet Style
    The type of cabinet hardware you choose will majorly depend on the style of your kitchen and the cabinets. Conventional cabinets with complex face profiles call for conventional hardware. On the contrary, cabinets with flat profiles and simple structures look best with elegant, sleek knobs and pulls. Also, some trendy cabinets do not require hardware at all! They have cuts on the edges of the cabinet or can be opened by push latches. Make sure you choose hardware that complements other elements of your kitchen design.
  • Finish
    Brass, chrome or brushed nickel? How will you decide upon your kitchen hardware?
    Ensure that you keep a uniform texture through all the kitchen cabinet hardware, even if you select distinctive styles for different places. Consider your faucet, lights and equipment. The hardware finish you select largely depends on the cabinets. For instance, if you have all-white cabinets, select bold hardware to make a bold impact. For warm-toned cabinets, choose bronze, black or gold hardware. Similarly, silver and black hardware can be paired with grey cabinets.
  • Knob or Pull?
    This one’s a big pick. So you’ll need to think through both aesthetics and functionality while making the knob vs pull choice.
    Pulls are extremely unfussy, easy-to-use; they give you space to use your hands so that you can have a rigid grip and move about your kitchen effortlessly. Having said that, when you talk about style, knobs can look stylish on cabinets, but might give an outdated feel. One way for an enhanced look is to use knobs on cabinets and pulls on drawers. This way you can use both in your own unique style. Knobs are cheaper and work well when you want to highlight other fine details in your kitchen. But, pulls make a statement and create an attractive look, so, it is important to get them right.
  • Comfort
    None of these factors matter if you hate using your hardware. Have a thought about how you function in your kitchen. Choose something that lets you move swiftly, open and shut cabinets while you cook. Check out a showroom and try the hardware you will be purchasing. Do they fit right in your hands? Are they spiky or ill at ease in any way? Get your doubts cleared.

Accentuate Your Kitchen with Cabinet Hardware!

Kitchen cabinet hardware is a great way to refresh your kitchen and enhance its style. At DAMCO Kitchens, we have a wide range of classy drawer pulls and cabinet knobs to tailor your kitchen. Choose from our modern, classic and contemporary hardware that will blend in with any interior. Give us a call today on (03) 9544 0210 or send us an email and we will take care of the rest.