Buyers Guide Series: Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

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Looking for the perfect knob or pull to match with your kitchen cabinets but not sure where to start? First thing first, remember that you get what you pay for. If you are looking at the $2 to $4 knobs and pulls be aware that the manufacturing costs must be really low if they are able to make a profit off a $2 sale.

These cheaper knobs may have less clearance, may be thinner, and there may be more inconsistencies in the distance of the screw holes. Take the time to look at the more expensive knobs and pulls. These options are solid, have a richer looking finish, feel smoother, and more detail. For only a couple dollars more, go for the better quality!

When buying knobs and pulls for your kitchen cabinets consider what style you are looking for. There is the traditional style that offers the classic design features that you see in most kitchens. The contemporary style is more slick and modern and is usually finished in chrome or stainless steal. The transitional knobs and pulls are a combination of the first two styles. You can have a traditional design with a contemporary finish, or vice versa.

After deciding on the knob or pull style, next consider what finish you would like. You should look at the finishes that match or are compatible with the finish of the cabinet, match the kitchen faucet finish, or match your appliance finish. This will help bring the whole kitchen look together.

Although it may seem like a little detail, your kitchen cabinet hardware provides the finishing touches to your kitchen. Choose wisely!

This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.