Cabinet hardware is a small detail that can make a big difference in the overall aesthetic of your kitchen design. If you are remodeling on a budget, a simple change of hardware by itself can have a big visual impact. While it may seem like a small design detail, new hardware can have major style impact. And with seemingly limitless options, you won’t have any trouble finding inspiration.

Consider Style Contrast
Do you want your cabinet hardware to provide a style counterpoint, or seamlessly blend in with the rest of your décor? If your kitchen is traditional, perhaps you want to add a little flair with your hardware choice—think crystal, hand-painted designs, or a family crest.

If your kitchen is sleek and contemporary, or styled to reference a specific theme—1950s “Mod”, nautical, country kitchen—you can enhance the design with hardware that fits within those themes. A ‘50s Mod kitchen, for example, would look great with streamlined chrome handles and pulls, or even a graphic design—like a bold check—in polished enamel. We have seen some nautical kitchens that used fun, unusual materials for pulls and handles like rope for a unique twist.

Tried and True
If you want something classic, in a style that will endure, glass knobs are a wonderful option. You’ll find glass hardware in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes that are sure to enhance any kitchen. Glass knobs also add sparkle and dimension to the final look and come in a wide variety of price points to fit your budget.

You Aren’t Finished
Mix and match hardware in the same room? Why not! If the colors and finishes complement each other, you’re good-to-go. If you can’t decide between the brushed nickel and the high-shine chrome, why not use both? Take in the big picture—including kitchen colors and appliance colors and finishes—to determine which color and finish combinations work best.