How to Pick the Right Hardware for Your Kitchen Cabinets

June 23, 2020

Picking out new custom cabinets for your kitchen remodel is not an easy task, but it is certainly worth it in the end. From the layout, design, wood type, style, and so much more, there is a lot to consider. But one thing that you will not want to overlook is how vital it is to pick the right hardware to really complete the aesthetics and viability.

If you have decided to remodel your kitchen with some new beautiful and functional Phoenix Arizona cabinets, then take a look at these tips to ensure you implement the best and most fitting hardware to them that meets your vision and needs perfectly.

Knobs or Pulls?

There are no strict rules to follow on whether you should have a knob, pull, or even both in your kitchen. So, with that being said, think about how you want your kitchen to look and operate, and see which style is more practical for your needs. For a bit of inspiration, many designers like to use knobs for all the doors (such as pantries or pull-out trash), and pulls for all the drawers.

Curved or Square?

Once you figure out the style, narrow your selection more and think about how you want your hardware to be shaped. Something you can do to help you with this process is to look at your countertop edge, lighting fixtures, and any other essential focal points in your kitchen to see if their edges are curved or squared off. Consistency with this would give your kitchen a much more detail-oriented feel and flow.


Targeting your cabinet hardware down to the finishing can be daunting, but with the right strategy, you will get the ideal finishing that matches your kitchen perfectly. As a standard, most homeowners go with chrome or brushed nickel, but you are not stuck with just that. There are many other finishes that you can choose from that could work better for your aesthetics. Some other ideas are satin brass, bronze, black matte, rust, and antique pewter. Though not mandatory, an excellent way to choose your finishing is to take a look at your kitchen appliances and your faucets and match it to that.

Don’t Forget About Comfort

Whatever you decide to go with, always test it out first. Perhaps invest in one that you have your eye on and try it out in your kitchen before buying them all. The last thing you will want to do is invest in something that may look nice, but operates poorly or feels awkward to maneuver. Touch it, feel it, and be confident that it is a knob or pull that you could live with long term.


Let's face it; you cannot open your cabinets without the right hardware to go with it. But just because something works does not mean you have to settle for the first one you see. Your cabinet hardware is the jewelry of your kitchen. Always remember that you have tons of choices, and you should take the proper time to get creative, find inspiration, and gain ideas to really get the kitchen cabinets of your dreams.

If you find you are having a hard time with this aspect, do not hesitate to reach out to professionals for guidance and support.


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