A room as essential to family life as the kitchen deserves to look as loved and important as it feels. A quick and easy way to do exactly that is by updating the cabinetry hardware to add unique character and style throughout your kitchen. You may be wondering how to decide what type of hardware is right for your space. Read on for tips on selecting the ideal style and finish.
Put Finishing Touches Top of Mind
Finishing touches like hardware can be a unifying element that ties the features of your kitchen together. The knobs, handles and pulls can also add visual interest. Consider some of these hardware ideas when the time comes for you to finish your kitchen design:
If you’d like a lighter touch and a warmer tone in your kitchen, you can’t go wrong with brushed gold. This is a newer, compelling trend that truly stands out among both light and dark cabinetry, adding a formal and elegant touch without being too flashy.
Like gold, copper finishes have a long history but have recently risen in popularity among homeowners. Its rich, inviting tones offer the same stately effect as gold, while maintaining a more informal appeal. For farmhouse-style kitchens, copper is an excellent choice.
- Weathered Nickel and Brass Finishes
Brushed finishes add depth and texture to your hardware that help tell the story of your home. With a completely different look from brushed styles, this option brings a new dimension to any kitchen, and looks particularly striking in farmhouse settings — providing the rustic chic look that’s so popular today.
There’s a richness to flat black hardware that adds a stunning layer of industrial elegance to your kitchen. Also known as matte black, the style has grown in popularity in recent years, and can be seen on many kitchen faucets and sinks. Placing flat black finishes on white or light cabinetry makes a gorgeous impact.
While once common in many American kitchens in the early part of the 20th century, glass hardware essentially disappeared after the Great Depression. Today, however, this timeless style is regaining popularity thanks to its versatility and classic aesthetic.
This heavy-duty hardware ranges from 6 to 21 inches long, and is perfect for those tall cabinets or large drawers that hold your heavy pots and pans. They offer a modern look with a minimalist feel, and pair nicely with smaller pulls in the same style.
It’s 2020. By now everyone knows that cabinets and drawers have to be installed somehow. Why hide the things that are keeping your kitchen together? Exposing elements like screws and latches is a technique that’s growing in popularity and demand. It adds a look and feel that’s both vintage and industrial, making it an ideal option for farmhouse and Shaker kitchens.
Still not quite sure which type of hardware will look best in your home? Watch this helpful video for a better look at the variety of hardware options available, or contact Legacy Builders Group to speak with one of our expert designers. We’ll be happy to listen to your ideas and help make your dream kitchen a reality.