When it comes to choosing the hardware for your cabinetry, it can be an overwhelming task, as there are so many different options. As a designer, it is our goal to help our clients pick the right hardware to fit their cabinet style and their space as hardware makes a big impact on the cabinetry. We like to think of it as “jewelry” for your cabinetry.
When it comes to hardware, there are a few different questions that we frequently get asked by clients. The first one is whether the hardware finishes need to match the other fixtures such as faucets and lights. The answer is no, they do not all need to match. The finishes need to blend together and complement each other, but mixing various metals and finishes is very common.
The other question is which style of hardware to go with, such as ‘pulls’ versus ‘knobs’. The answer to this tends to fall back on the clients preference and what is most comfortable for them as there is no right or wrong answer. Often times we will use a variety of sizes based on cabinet sizes in order to keep things in scale as well as add some interest to the space.