Knobs and pulls can completely transform the look of your kitchen cabinets. Whether you want your elegant kitchen to feel a little more spunky, you want a pop of color or you're looking for the perfect finishing touch to an entire kitchen makeover, knobs and pulls can make it happen. These options are just a few starting points to consider when you're tuning up your kitchen cabinets.
1. Nickel and Steel Hardware
Nickel and steel are some of the most versatile and traditional of your knob and pull options. Available in a huge variety of styles, brushed nickel and smooth steel finishes complement a huge variety of color palettes. They're subtle and pretty much never go out of style. If you're looking for a safe, unobtrusive choice for your kitchen, this is a good place to start.
2. Pulls with Exposed Screws
Pulls with screws that you can see fastening each end give your cabinets a more vintage feel. They can come across as rustic, as classy Tuscan villa-esque, or even as old-world elegant depending on the variety you choose. This type of pull is often a darker finish to resemble wrought iron or aged bronze. Pulls with exposed screws work well in spaces where you're going for an overt or subtle vintage theme and lend themselves to sophisticated color palettes and eclectic design choices.
3. Tubular Bar Pulls
A minimalist option, tubular bar pulls are very popular now. These pulls work best in modern to contemporary kitchen styles where your goal is a sleek, clean look. And because tubular bar pulls come in a huge variety of colors and finishes, chances are good you'll find something that works with your kitchen's personality, whether you want a highly-polished chrome, a brushed brass or a cherry-red finish.
4. Flat Bar Pulls
Flat bar pulls are gaining quick popularity as a twist on the traditional tubular options. Depending on their shape, flat pulls span the range of styles from transitional to modern. Their simple shape and easy grasp make them an attractive choice, and they're also available in a huge variety of colors and finishes. Flat bar pulls complement both light and dark cabinets, which could be either painted or stained.
5. Novelty Knobs and Pulls
The sky is the limit when it comes to knob and pull designs. A quick online search yields thousands of results, from angular brass pulls that lend an art deco feel to a space to curving filigree hardware that looks like jewelry for your cabinets. Stone knobs and mission-style hinged pulls also offer unique twists on more traditional options and make your kitchen truly unique.
The most important part of choosing hardware for your custom cabinets? Actually putting thought into your choice. Knobs and pulls are easy to overlook, but their design impact is huge when you take the time to explore your options. If you're feeling swamped by kitchen remodel options, feel free to call us at Kitchen Tune-Up today. We'd love to talk to you about your options and give you an idea of what's possible for your space!