Adding new custom kitchen cabinetry including a possible new kitchen layout and design can dramatically alter the look and feel of your home’s interior space. In fact, installing new custom kitchen cabinetry is one of the most popular ways to update the kitchen, and will have an even greater effect in case of using the latest contemporary kitchen cabinetry. While many people will focus on the kitchen style, size, shape, color, and layout of the cabinetry itself — all very important details, of course — it is important not to overlook the hardware that will accompany your new kitchen cabinets. Kitchen hardware has a large impact on how your interior space will look and feel like.
What Is Kitchen Cabinet Hardware?
In case you don’t already know, kitchen cabinet hardware is everything but the structure of the cabinetry itself. This means the cabinetry hinges, the finger pulls, the door knobs, and the kitchen handles that make your kitchen drawers and cabinets functional. Functionality isn’t the only purpose that these little pieces serve, though. They also work to lend a great deal of style to your design pieces. You can think of hardware as accessories. As anyone knows, a dramatic necklace, a pair of earrings, and a bracelet can vastly change the way a simple black dress looks. So too, can the kitchen hardware you choose for your kitchen cabinets make a huge difference as to how your new kitchen will look and feel like. Here below are some simple things to keep in mind when you are making decisions about your cabinetry hardware.
Think About Style
Do you prefer kitchen pulls, knobs or none at all? Kitchen knobs are small and circular – like a tiny doorknob – whereas kitchen pulls are larger and often seen as more dramatic. Both opening mechanisms can typically be found in a more transitional or even traditional style kitchen. Once you decide whether you would like pulls or knobs, start thinking about the finish you would like the best. What will complement your kitchen cabinets and will bridge the gap between the cabinets and the rest of the room the best? Or would your kitchen look best if you didn’t use any at all? Especially today’s modern kitchens often sacrifice any type of kitchen handles to create a clean, minimalistic contemporary look.
Know Your Figures
Be aware of exactly how many pieces you are going to need. Remember, kitchen hardware adds up – you are going to need a lot of whatever you choose. It may be a good idea to know your figures when you are going over your kitchen hardware options, so that you aren’t surprised when the bill comes at the end. It is also important to understand how many hinges you will need, based on the weight and height of your custom kitchen cabinet doors and other factors, in order for them to operate functionally. Most kitchen cabinet doors are under fifty inches high and therefore only require two hinges. Some doors, though, are larger and will need more hinges in order to support the weight of the door, or you may decide to have three hinges installed to make your cabinetry more durable and open more easily. Keep in mind that you want everything in your kitchen to work smoothly, so it is important to be aware of what you really need in order to make the best and most sustainable decisions.
Strength in Numbers
When you visit a selection of kitchen showrooms, like our Modiani kitchen showroom in Englewood, NJ to find out more about kitchen hardware, keep in mind you may be looking at one or two knobs or a few hinges at a time. Be aware though, that when the kitchen hardware is in your kitchen, it will be used everywhere. Almost every piece of your new kitchen design is going to rely on these essential pieces to make your custom kitchen functional. Keep in mind that with the frequency these pieces are going to be used, their look really will define how your kitchen cabinets look and function both short- and long-term. Rest assured that our high-end kitchen showroom in NJ only uses the best and most durable kitchen hardware. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions regarding kitchen hardware our your kitchen redesign project overall. We look forward to hearing from you!