Putting in new hardware is a simple, easy way to update the look of a kitchen or bathroom. Cabinet hardware comes in a wide variety of styles, colors, and finishes, so there are options to complement any style. Consider them as accessories for your cabinets – the finishing touch that pulls the room together. There’s a lot of different hardware options to choose from, so here are some of the basics between cabinet hardware styles and finishes:
There are two main knob types: solid and hollow. Solid knobs are sturdy, solid (hence the name), pieces of metal, wood, plastic, or other material that will feel more substantial than their hollow counterpart. Solid pulls tend to be slightly more expensive due to the fact that they require more material to create. Hollow knobs are hollow inside and will feel lighter than solid pulls. A pull being hollow does not necessarily mean that it is low quality, hollowness can allow for printed textures and patterns on the surface, and other design features.
In terms of shape, the majority of knobs will either be round, oval, square, or may feature a sculptural design, such as whimsical shapes.
The most common styles of cabinet pulls include handle pulls, bar pulls, bail pulls, and cup pulls:
Metal Cabinet Hardware Finishes
When installing metal hardware on your cabinets, one of the most important design steps is selecting the finish to use. Here are some of the most common finishes for metal cabinet hardware:
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