Hardware can put the final touches on a brand new kitchen remodel. We often think about the big-ticket items when we visualize our dream kitchens, like cabinets and countertops, but your choice of hardware can make a kitchen come alive.
Kitchen hardware is like that perfect accessory that makes the entire outfit. Let’s look at some of the essential hardware for your kitchen, and how it can help enhance the style and ambiance.
The style of hardware you choose should complement the style of your kitchen. If you’re going for an ultra modern kitchen with Scandinavian simplicity, choosing chunky and heavy hardware may weigh down the sleekness of the design. On the other hand, if you want a contemporary mountain kitchen, you can play with more ornate and bold hardware choices.
Knobs, Pulls, and Handles
Just like your kitchen design, the hardware should be functional and stylish. A modern contemporary kitchen tends to find knobs, pulls, and handles that are almost invisible, and blend into the design of the cabinets and drawers. The trick is to keep the hardware as minimalistic as the rest of the design.
Besides wanting the hardware to compliment the style of your kitchen, you also want it to feel good. Before you choose hardware, we recommend that you visit a kitchen showroom and test out the hardware that appeals to your aesthetic. If you don’t like the way it feels, then you shouldn’t have it in your kitchen. The functionality of every product in your kitchen is one of the most important aspects of excellent kitchen design.
For a rustic country kitchen, showing the hardware can add charm. Choosing visible hinges can add a nice visual and some texture to your design. However, if you want to keep it simple, look for hinges that are hidden, keeping the lines of your kitchen sleek and smooth.
Finally, the hardware you choose is going to see the most action in your kitchen. Your knobs, pulls, and handles are going to be used more than anything else, so make sure you choose quality products. Testing out the product first hand will give you a better impression of the durability of the hardware, rather than relying on a photograph.
Visit The Kitchen Showroom to test out hardware to complete your dream kitchen.