Incorporate Cabinet Hardware Into Your Kitchen Design

If you have been looking for just the right style for your next kitchen makeover but are not sure where to begin, try going in a different direction and starting with the cabinet hardware. Many people begin by choosing larger elements in the room to work from, like new flooring or wallpaper, but today’s cabinet hardware comes in so many different styles, shapes, colors, finishes and materials that you can easily find a set that embodies your personal style and use it to shape the rest of the room by incorporating it and its different aspects into your new kitchen design.

To do it this way, start by browsing hardware online. You will have instant access to tons of different sets of cabinet hardware this way, much more than you would if you hopped down to the local home improvement store and just used the selection available there. Online stores, even just one, generally have a much wider selection than a bricks and mortar store can comfortably display. Look for pieces you find especially beautiful or that speak to you somehow. For example, if your tastes run towards the antique, perhaps it will be a set of cut glass Victorian drawer pulls that grab your eye. If your tastes run towards the modern and trendy, then it may be a set of sleek stainless steel or chrome knobs and pulls. Country style lovers can find pieces shaped like the ubiquitous apple, and those that like the rustic appeal of a French Country kitchen may be drawn to hardware crafted from wood, ceramic, or wrought iron.

Once you’ve found a set that you really love, then you can use it to plan the decorative elements of the rest of the room. What kind of cabinets will show these door handles off to the best effect? That way, you will be able to decide whether or not your cabinets need a coat of a different color paint, or perhaps have the paint stripped entirely and then a coat of stain applied. If you plan on putting in all new cabinets, then this will let you decide what they should look like, too. From there, you can more easily choose what kind of flooring, walls, and window treatments you want. Try choosing new lighting fixtures, kitchen door hardware, and faucets that match the cabinet knobs and pulls – similar in materials or color – to finish tying everything together, and you will end up with a great new kitchen look that really exudes your personal tastes and style.