When making decisions about a new kitchen, the choices can seem overwhelming at first. Whether your budget allows for custom made cabinets, or ready-made stock, the overall look of a kitchen is all in the detail. Hardware is often the last thing considered and it can make such a massive difference to the whole design.
So how do you choose the right hardware for your cabinets?
Consider not just the look in the kitchen but whether the style will flow from the rest of your home, even if the kitchen is a self-contained room.
If you want to make your choice based upon the best reselling option for your home, the top-selling handle and knob finishes are: Nickel, Chrome & Bronze. However make your choice based upon what you actually like. The kitchen is the heart of the home and you will be opening and closing your drawers and cupboards every day.
Minimal Contemporary Style
Often without any visible cabinet hardware at all, the minimal contemporary kitchen is sleek and clutterless.
A very popular style for many homes that can look good in a modern new-build or a period property. But what exactly is the Shaker style?
Shakers are a religious sect, originally formed as a branch of the Quaker Church in the 1700s. Plain, unadorned utilitarian design, with high quality craftsmanship is their philosophy. Elegant lines, strong proportions. Quite different to the fancy columns and mouldings in a traditional Victorian kitchen
See these fabulous shaker style kitchens from Handmade Kitchen Company.
Note the use of simple pull handles for the drawers and door knobs for the cupboards.
If you prefer something a little more elaborate you could have cabinets with decorative mouldings, cornices and columns, popular in the Victorian era. Often these cabinets have simple cupboard handles or knobs, but you can also choose cup pulls or handles with more of a decorative design.
This kitchen (below) is a classic traditional design and shows how a combination of cup pulls, cupboard handles and simple knobs works really well. Don't feel limited to stick to just one cabinet hardware item.
A popular choice, especially if you have a period property. Cupboards with hand forged hinges and pulls are a great choice.
See this fabulous period style kitchen from Handmade Kitchen Company.
And this kitchen (below) has a bright contemporary look, but the traditional black exposed T hinges and ledge and brace style kitchen cupboards inject period character and a country cottage feel.
See our range of pewter and traditional black T Hinges, available in a range of sizes.
Please see our full collection of cabinet furniture to get further ideas.