Cabinet handles and knobs can totally change the feeling of your cabinetry. For example, adding simple bar pulls in stainless steel to a simple Shaker door can make it feel sleek and modern. Using a hand-hammered wrought iron handle can add a rugged craftsman-inspired touch, and using cup pulls in an antique finish can make those same cabinets feel right at home in a country kitchen. Be sure to try different styles to see how they each affect the personality of your cabinets.
Choosing the Size and Shape of your Cabinet Hardware
While they are small in size compared to cabinet doors, drawers and countertops, knobs and handles are likely to be the part of your cabinetry you touch the most. Every time you open a door or drawer the shape of the knob or handle will affect how easy it is to do so. Taking the time to pick the right ones can make a huge difference in the enjoyment you get from using your cabinets.
Make sure to pick a shape that is comfortable for your hand and easy to grip. Factors like how far they extend out from the surface, the texture and the overall size of your hardware will vary from style to style. Be sure to touch the samples found in our showroom to see what works best for you.
The Perfect Finish
Choosing the finish for your hardware is a major consideration. The handles and knobs will be installed directly onto your doors and drawers, so it only makes sense to try them together when making your selection. Keep in mind that there will be at least one knob or pull for every door, and often two on wider drawer fronts.
In general, a simple finish on the hardware will work better with dynamic patterns of laminate or striking wood grains. Knobs with colorful ceramic inserts, carved elements or other design features can be visually stunning when contrasted against a simple panel style door in a subtle finish.
No matter what your personal style, Cabinet Depot can help you to pick out the right hardware for your new cabinets. We carry a large selection of designs in multiple finishes and materials, and are happy to answer your questions.