Updating Your Kitchen with Hardware

Updating Your Kitchen with Hardware

Switching up your cabinet hardware is a great way to give your kitchen a quick makeover.  This small change can alter the whole look and feel of your kitchen or vanity and it’s a great way to stay on top of trends without breaking the bank on a huge renovation.

There are many things to consider when selecting your hardware, but one of the most important things is don’t hesitate to invest in good quality hardware from companies like Baldwin.  These are things you touch and use daily, they’re worth the small investment it takes to get something great! 

More guidance when selecting hardware:

  • Pick hardware that matches the style of your doors.  Certain finishes and styles while beautiful on their own, may not work with your doors.  Shiny gold on a rustic shaker door is not the greatest match, for example, but an oil rubbed brass could work
  • Really consider your lifestyle.  Glossy things show smudges and hand prints, so if you’ve got a full house and those doors get lots of use, go for a more forgiving brushed finish. (The same concept applies to your doors!)
  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match.  Use a combination of knobs and pulls or cup pulls, but keep scale in mind.  A large door front will require two smaller pulls spaced out, or one larger pull centred on the door.  Which would you prefer?  This is why it’s important to chose from collections with lots of size options
  • Going from a knob to a pull is easy, but switching from a pull to a knob will require the extra task of filling in the holes left behind

Watch my Cityline segment for more examples!