If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your living spaces, you may be thinking about adding new fixtures, updating paint colors, or even undertaking a big remodel project in your kitchen or bathroom. No matter the size of your renovation project, selecting new hardware for cabinets can make a huge difference in the final look. So how do you choose and swap out cabinet hardware like a pro? It’s easier than you think!
Both Mix And Match
The bottom line is that if you want a custom look without a custom price tag, the easiest way is if you carefully mix and match your hardware. In some ways you want all of the different pieces of hardware to match, but you also want them to be different so that it looks like each one was purposefully chosen. There are going to be several different types of places that use hardware in your kitchen, including drawers that need pulls, doors that need handles or knobs, and others. Different types of cabinets will also require different types of hardware. Don’t approach it as a one-size-fits-all. Instead, find the right hardware for each task.
Keep Finishes Consistent
Even if you want things to look and be different, the finish of the hardware should be consistent. If some of your hardware is copper, some is brass, and some is silver, it won’t look like anything belongs together. As long as everything is the same metal and finish, it will look like an intentional difference, which is the most important part.
Before you buy your hardware, set the rules for what types of hardware will go on what cabinets. The rules that you set are up to you. You might opt for only pulls on drawers but a combination of handles and knobs on the cabinets (one on lower cabinets and the other on upper cabinets). As long as you are consistent with whatever rules you set, it will still look good.
Make Differences Noticeable
Finally, when you make a difference, make it noticeable. If the difference is so slight that it looks like you accidentally bought the wrong thing and just went with it – that’s what people will think happened! So don’t do two different drawer pulls that are just slightly different shapes. You might instead use one drawer pull that is oval and another that is square but use them in different areas.
Choose Your Home Hardware From WalterWorks
No matter what type of home hardware and decorative touches you choose, WalterWorks Hardware has the expertise and supplies you need. Residents throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the northern Virginia area love us for our fantastic hardware and unbeatable knowledge. For more information, please call us at (410) 263-9711 or contact us online. For more tips on choosing hardware for your home, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Pinterest.