The finishing touch or remodel of a kitchen is often closed by the jewelry of the cabinetry. The look and feel of your home decor through cabinet hardware makes a big impact. Besides the looks we need to consider the functionality of the Cabinet Pull Handles, Cabinet Knobs, Cabinet Accessories, Cabinet Catches, Castor Wheels and Hasp & Staples, which all contribute to the complete range of cabinet hardware, available in great designs and finishes.
The budget vary due to the use of a variety of materials in the manufacturing process. A typical cabinet hardware is manufactured from high end metals of brass, aluminium, bronze, cast iron, handforged iron, zinc to inexpensive plastic. Solid metal hardware is the best choice as this reduces the cost at the time of renovation.
As an end user we are left with the choice to pick from knobs or pull handles. Preferably the pull handles are used for drawers and knobs for the doors. Depending upon the choice and plan for the modern or contemporary looks the fusion of both can be worked out by scaling the fittings vertical or horizontal adaptable to the surface area available.
The finish choice available is from lacquered brass, polished chrome, satin chrome for the matt look, Satin or polished Nickel, oil rubbed bronze, powder coated, anodized and natural stainless steel. We need to match our cabinetry with the interior of the room or kitchen, and the best is to look for the contrast which could fit in with future re-model of interiors.
Buying branded cabinet fittings helps if you are planning for a re-installation, so that you can match your new hardware with existing drill holes.
Your cabinet hardware selection is not a predefined mathematical equation, which can fit universally for the preferences of budget, style, function and personal choice. Visit your local architectural hardware store to help you make a best buy for your home decor.