Choosing The Right Hardware For Your Kitchen Cabinets

Whether you go with knobs, pulls, handles, or a combination of them all, the hardware you choose for your kitchen cabinets should reflect your style and the theme of the room. From quirky ceramic and hand painted selections to sleek and modern, there are thousands of varieties to choose from. Here we will highlight some of our favorites and hopefully help you in choosing the right hardware for your kitchen cabinets.

Artistic Hardware Adds Character To A Quirky Kitchen

Hardware can be such a fun and creative way to add character to your kitchen. Choose unique pieces, like ceramic or painted knobs, that feel handmade and one-of-a-kind. If you’re looking for some artistic hardware for your kitchen cabinets, Anthropologie is a great store to browse. You will find a little bit of everything, from brilliantly colored insects to intricately painted stoneware, and everything in between. Another great option to check out is Etsy, which often lets you order directly from the artist.

Sleek Metal Hardware Makes The Cut In Modern Kitchens

Although one of the most popular hardware choices over the past decade, brushed nickel or stainless steel bar pulls maintain the sleek look of a modern kitchen. Whether you go with a tubular or sharp cornered design is simply a matter of your personal taste, as either option works for modern kitchen cabinets. You may notice a huge price gap when shopping hardware pulls due to the variety in material and the fact that some pulls are hollow while others are filled. Since most brands selling this type of hardware offer extensive warranties (even lifetime) there is no need to shell out the extra cash for stainless steel if you are satisfied with nickel. Also note that a good portion of hardware listed as “stainless steel” is really just plated, so read the product specifications before making a purchase.

Antique Hardware Suits Vintage Kitchens Perfectly

Cottage and vintage themed kitchens can benefit from brass or antique hardware. You can shop this look from rustic home furnishing stores, like Pottery Barn, which offer a timeworn appearance with modern quality. If you were hoping for a more authentic look for your kitchen cabinets, head to your local thrift store or community market. You’ll be surprised at the unexpected finds that may turn up, and how inexpensive this update can be when you’re willing to shop around.  

Mirrored Hardware Reflects Highly On A Contemporary Kitchen

Keep kitchen cabinets fresh and up to date with mirrored hardware. Available in all shapes, from a simple square to an octagonal, this popular finish is a great choice for complementing a fashion forward contemporary kitchen. Clear glass varieties are the most popular mirrored hardware, but you may also come across a selection of translucent glass tinted with colors like mint green or rose pink. If you go with a color make sure it works with your kitchen theme, and isn’t a choice you’ll soon tire of.