Swapping out your cabinetry hardware is one of the simplest, most cost-effective ways to give your kitchen a rapid refresh. But with so many options out there, how do you choose pieces perfectly suited to both your home and your lifestyle? Never fear! We’re breaking down the latest and greatest hardware trends while sharing a few tried-and-true faves along the way.
Whether your style leans more traditional or modern, hardware with a ‘living finish’ lends a rich, sophisticated note to any space. Cabinet pulls in copper, bronze, nickel, and the increasingly popular, unlacquered brass, are all considered living finishes, meaning that they gradually exhibit wear over time. Without the addition of a protective coating, these materials are invited to patina gracefully in their natural state, which means enhanced beauty with minimal maintenance for you!
Seamlessly-integrated hardware has been gaining some serious momentum and for very good reason. It’s a clean, streamlined look that allows pulls (or the lack thereof) to further drive the design of the cabinet, as opposed to being a beautiful afterthought. Ideal for those who love a contemporary feel, these options won’t distract from your sleek culinary style!
Pulls With Personality
Every detail in your home has the power to tell a story, and your hardware is no different. Many of us feel compelled to make hasty decisions during the construction or renovation process, but it’s worth taking your time when selecting knobs and pulls. Let your hardware speak for itself with options such as salvaged vintage ring pulls, ornate glass, sophisticated forms with distinctive rosettes, or oversize pulls that can’t be missed. These are wonderful options for those who see hardware as the jewelry of the home!
Newsflash! There are a multitude of hardware options on the market that don’t involve shiny metals. Think outside the box with options like leather, wood, bone, horn, and matte black finishes. These are not for the faint of heart, but will add an unexpected twist to any cabinet. When considering a less durable material, such as leather, realistically assess the amount of wear and tear you anticipate and allow that to guide your decision.
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