From Fine to Fabulous Hardware
Remember that although small in scale, cabinet hardware is one of most prominent details in any kitchen. It can dramatically impact the look and feel of your space, and when done correctly, decorative hardware can elevate your design aesthetic to a whole new level. Vintage glass knobs, solid brass pulls, hardware embellished with Swarovski crystals
, and wrought iron handles are just some of the various types of hardware available and through the use of unique designs and materials, you can transform your kitchen from fine to fabulous.
Make selections that correspond with your kitchen’s overall style. Consider the style of your light fixtures, faucet and other kitchen décor. If your kitchen has clean lines and modern light fixtures, consider hardware that is sleek and contemporary. Contrastingly, if your style is more European and old world, ornate pieces with curved handles might be a fitting choice.
Include specialty hardware pieces into your luxury interior design, without sacrificing functionality. A ring pull with ornate features can enhance your Italian inspired kitchen décor. Incorporate brass pulls with rosette details for a timeless, yet striking, element. Starburst knobs and animal-shaped pulls offer an eye-catching aesthetic. Or add textures of polished steel or hammered brass that are pleasant to the touch. With artistic hardware designs, your kitchen cabinets can become extraordinary items for everyday use.
Emphasize the style of your kitchen with the use of backplates: decorative pieces that attach flat against the drawer behind your knob or handle. For those who love embellishments and luxe details, backplates are a quick way to dress up your cabinetry. Additionally, it is an easy way to give a more modest knob a bit of bold flavor. Select a backplate that matches the style and color of the knob or pull to complement it, or choose a plain design in a contrasting finish to make your knob or pull stand out and pop against your cabinet.
Many homeowners do not give much attention to cabinet hinges, but this is a detail that should not be overlooked. A kitchen cabinet door cannot function correctly without a set of hinges, so take advantage of this functional element by adding a bit of personality with a set of decorative hinges. From visible to concealed, there are multiple styles to choose from. Add some extra accents to your kitchen cabinetry with decorative hinges that are visible from the outside. Exposed strap-hinges are a beautiful way to maintain historical charm in your home. Or keep them completely hidden with discrete designs, leaving you the freedom to change up your hardware on a whim. Your cabinet hinges may be easy to overlook, but by making sure you’ve selected style appropriate details such as these will ensure that your kitchen stands out above the rest.
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