Easy Upgrade Ideas with Minimal Effort: Cabinet Hardware
Cabinet knobs and pulls can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of a space. Sometimes decorative hardware is called the “jewelry” of cabinets – it can tie a look together, or add an inspired artistic touch. The finish, shape, and size of a knob or pull can change up a space entirely. Hardware is also more than visual design – the material, weight, structure, and texture affect how it feels to interact with your space.
If you are in search of a way to quickly refresh a space – whether it’s a rental property, you need an easy update to otherwise timeless cabinetry, or it’s time to explore a new design scheme, selecting new cabinet hardware can be a great starting point.
Try these ideas to make a big impact on your space with minimal fuss – no need for filling drill holes or replacing cabinet and drawer fronts.
1. Moveable Posts for Pulls
Perfect for retrofitting, pulls with adjustable posts are a resourceful choice to replace pulls with hard-to-match center-to-center diameters, or when you need a matching pull design for a variety of drawer or cabinet sizes. Adjustable posts give you flexibility of size along with a unique design look. Here are a few beautiful options that National Builders Hardware team recommends:
More and more of our vendors are adding varied backplate options to their catalogs, with good reason. Backplates provide a timeless look that adds an extra element of structural design and allows for more creativity in your overall look – you may mix and match styles and finishes to find a look that’s unique to your space. An additional benefit – a backplate may be used to cover previously drilled holes, allowing you to switch from a knob to a pull.
Here are a few good options to get you started:
3. Long Knobs
Long knobs can be an interesting and stylish update if you’d like to achieve a longer, more pull-like look and feel while staying within the guidelines of a single drilled hole.
You might consider a design like one of the knobs featured below:
Each of these concepts can significantly refresh and update the design and atmosphere of your cabinetry, furniture, and room. Make sure to consider not only the style and size of your cabinet hardware, but also the materials that will best suit your needs – (Do you like patina? Do you need something with minimal maintenance?) and to try new finish combinations. There are countless options to suit your design goals.
>We’re here to help you narrow your choices to what will work for your space, budget, and timeline, and to help you find your best solutions. Set an appointment with an NBH decorative hardware consultant to get started! firstname.lastname@example.org / (503) 233-5381