When it comes to selecting the right decorative hardware for your furniture piece, it can be a daunting task. Trends are constantly changing and personal tastes are evolving, while hardware stands the test of time. To help you make the right decision today so you can love your hardware for life, we'll share some of our ideas and tips. When deciding on the size of a knob or handle for your kitchen cabinets, consider proportion, balance, aesthetics and function.
An oversized closet door or drawer needs a large piece of hardware to work properly, while a smaller knob or handle is suitable for smaller doors or drawers. For traditional or transitional style handles, a good rule of thumb is that they should be about one-third the length of the cabinet drawer. Drawers larger than eighteen inches wide may require more than one handle or knob. More contemporary designs require long handles that measure at least two-thirds the length of the drawer door or cabinet.
Once you've removed the old hardware from your part, it's time to think about what hardware you'll replace it with. Make sure that the finish of your cabinet hardware complements the overall decor of your kitchen. If you choose a new screw that is a different size or position than the holes in the original hardware, you will have to fill in the old holes that you will no longer need. Decorative kitchen cabinet accessories come in a variety of types, sizes, styles, materials, and finishes.
Whenever you place hardware in any project, feel the hardware and see if you like it to fit in your hands and for the project. Even in remodeling projects, designers are more likely to think about the overall design long before materials, furniture, decor, and accessories come into play. And if we think about how often cabinet hardware is used in everyday tasks, it's clear that the value and joy that a well-made piece of hardware brings are worth it.