When remodeling or updating a kitchen, there are numerous things to think about. Decisions need to be made in regards to paint color, backsplash, flooring, cabinetry, fixtures, and more. One thing not to forget is your kitchen hardware. Sometimes overlooked until the last minute, kitchen hardware can help enhance a kitchen design or detract from it. Since cabinets and drawers rarely come with hardware, you’ll have an opportunity to show your personality by adding bling to a kitchen using hardware.
For each design style, there are a variety of options that can add that special touch to your kitchen design:
Contemporary/Modern Kitchen – Using streamlined, tubular, or rectangular pulls for drawers and cabinets enhances the look and feel of a kitchen that may boast more contemporary or modern touches, such as stainless steel or quartz counter tops.
Traditional Kitchen – For a kitchen that maintains a traditional look, consider rounded or curved knobs and pulls with brushed or nickel finishes. These work well for Old-World or traditionally European inspired kitchens.
All-White Kitchen – This is probably the most interesting design style to work with since accents like backsplash and hardware will add the pop of color or metallic finishes needed to round out the clean look. Get creative and look at color, glass or crystal, as well as contemporary hardware options.
Glamorous Kitchen – If your kitchen already has ‘bling”, such as a beautiful chandelier, then consider using glass or crystal hardware for your drawers and cabinets.
Craftsman Style Kitchen – To keep in harmony with the period, consider using pewter, chrome, oil rubbed bronze, nickel or brass for your hardware. These work especially well with painted cabinets.
With the variety of hardware available, it’s easy to mix textures and styles to get the look you wish to achieve. When making your selections, keep in mind your overall space and the design choices you’ve already made. This way, you have a beautiful, elegant, and cohesive space that reflects your personality by adding bling using kitchen hardware.