Selecting the Right Cabinet Hardware for Your Kitchen
Once you’ve decided on the main design elements for your kitchen renovation, it’s time to think about the small things. The hardware you choose for your cabinets and drawers is what make a good design great. Century Cabinets and Countertops in Vancouver has some tips for making your kitchen pop.
Handles and Hinges
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The first detail you should think about is what you’ll use to open and close your cabinets and drawers. There are two basic types of handle seen in Vancouver kitchens, which can be mixed and matched to create all kinds of looks and styles:
- Knobs: these attach to your cabinet or drawer with one screw and work best for cabinets, though they can also be used for smaller drawers. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours to match your style.
- Pulls: these are attached with two screws and come in a variety of lengths and finishes. They work well on drawers and cabinets and can be made to look modern or classic, depending on their length, shape and colour. One type of pull is a cup pull, which is enclosed on top and usually shaped like a half moon—a great choice if you’re going for a classic or shaker aesthetic.
If you’re looking to keep your kitchen ultra modern and sleek, go for a spring mechanism. With no handle at all, it just takes a little push to open and close your cabinets.
If your cabinets have visible hinges, make sure to match their look and finish to the handles you’ve chosen.
Matching Cabinet Hardware to Your Appliances
While it’s not necessary for the finish of your cabinet hardware to exactly match the look of your appliances or faucet, it’s important that they complement each other. You want to make sure everything looks like it belongs together. Don’t be afraid to mix metals—if your faucet has a brushed nickel finish and your appliances are stainless steel, think about an oil-rubbed bronze, aluminum or matte black finish for your hardware.
You may already use a utensil insert, but there are other items available to save space and keep your kitchen organized. You can use mug hooks under your cabinets near your coffee maker or canisters for dry goods to keep your pantry organized. If you’re storing your dishes in a drawer instead of a cupboard, make sure you have peg organizers to keep them from shifting every time you open the drawer. Finding the right hooks, canisters and organizers can be a great way to personalize your kitchen and help create the aesthetic you’re going for.