One of the most impactful elements of a remodel is the kitchen cabinets. The experts at N-Hance cabinet refinishing in Jacksonville, Florida specialize in adding value to your home with stunning cabinet selections, including the hardware.
If you’re struggling with which hardware will look best for your kitchen cabinets in Jacksonville, Florida, our team is available to help. Here are some of our pro tips for selecting the best hardware design, finish, and size, plus how to install them so you can achieve a magazine-worthy look in your space.
#1 – Cabinet knobs vs. pulls
While the primary purpose of cabinet hardware is to make your cabinets more functional by making opening and closing easier, these are also key design elements.
Knobs are small, round, and most often used on cabinet doors. Pulls are long and typically installed on cabinet drawers. However, there’s really no set rule for where to use which type of hardware so feel free to get creative. It may be helpful to consider that sleek, simple hardware is seen more in modern designs while more ornate pulls and knobs are often incorporated in traditional designs.
And remember, your kitchen hardware doesn’t have to be all or nothing. For example, mix and match a combination of both by installing knobs on all of your cabinet doors and pulls on all cabinet drawers. If you do mix it up, stick with the same finish for all of your hardware so there’s some consistency in the design.
#2 – Choose your cabinet hardware finish
Once you’ve made the decision between knobs, pulls, or both, decide on your cabinet hardware finish. Options include brushed nickel, chrome (polished nickel), black, oil-rubbed bronze, or brass (gold). Keep in mind that the color may vary between manufacturers.
A good rule of thumb is to choose the same finish for all of the hardware in your home, then mix it up between types of hardware and with your other design accents.
#3 – Pick your cabinet hardware size.
Now that you’ve narrowed down your options for cabinet hardware type and finish, you can select which size will work best for your cabinets.
Contemporary pulls are typically about 9 inches or longer and transitional or traditional pulls are about 5 to 7 inches long. With your cabinet knobs, focus more on shape rather than size. Feel free to vary the size of hardware you use throughout your home.
N-Hance Cabinet Refinishing In Jacksonville, Florida
Our team at N-Hance specializes in working with your existing cabinets to achieve the look you dream of. We’re here to help you fall in love with your kitchen cabinets again at a price that fits reasonably and comfortably within your budget.