Friday, October 11, 2013

Select Kitchen Hardware

The pulls on these kitchen cabinet doors are a type of kitchen hardware.

If you're looking for a quick and inexpensive way to spruce up your kitchen cabinets, select kitchen hardware that will give your kitchen a new look. The term "kitchen hardware" typically refers to kitchen cabinet hardware, such as pull and knobs. Many cabinets come with kitchen hardware installed, but you can purchase a wide range of styles of hardware, including bronze, wrought-iron or wood hardware, to give your kitchen a dramatically different look. Change out or install all of your kitchen hardware in under a day and update the look of your kitchen space. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Buy a piece of white card stock or poster board. Use a pencil to divide the sheet into four equal sections.

2. Use a paintbrush to paint one section of your sheet the same color as the walls of your kitchen.

3. Paint another section the same color as your kitchen cabinets, if your kitchen cabinets are painted. Place a leftover piece from the refacing or construction of your cabinets in the square, if they're a wood grain.

4. Find an extra piece of the fabric from your curtains, if you have one. Cut a small piece from the hem, if you don't have an extra piece. Place the piece in the unfilled, third square.

5. Place an excess piece of your kitchen flooring in the unfilled, fourth square. Glue it to the card stock. If the piece of flooring is too heavy for your card stock to hold, keep a piece of the flooring with the other elements to use later.

6. Look at your cabinets. Decide whether you prefer knobs or pulls on your kitchen cabinets. Base your decision on the look it will give the cabinets, kitchen efficiency and personal preference. Mix it up for a more eclectic look by putting pulls on the drawers and knobs on the cabinets.

7. Take your swatch board with you to the store. Place each pull or knob you like against the cabinet color or image. Decide whether you like the knob or pull on the cabinet. Look at the other swatch sections. Decide whether the hardware works well with the other elements of the kitchen. Repeat the process until you've found the kitchen hardware you want.

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