Published at Saturday, April 11th 2020, 15:12:00 PM. Living Room Cabinets. By Fredda Hoffmann.
How to pick cabinet hardware doesn't have to be a completely mind⁃numbing activity. While it can be especially devastating once you see all the choices out there it really isn't that hard to narrow down your options based on the type of cabinet that you have. You'll need to decide what type of handles the cabinets will have as well as what kind of hinge hardware to use.
First things first, where is the cabinet? Is this a kitchen job or are you painting a game room or living room?
For no kitchen rooms, you'll need to go with a plan that fits the room theme. For instance, if you have a bar then you can find a cute small brass wine bottle manages to attach. If it's a poker⁃themed game room you can even make your own knobs.
To build a poker chip knob just epoxy a bolt onto the back of a poker chip and install it in the cabinet.
Those are just a few tips for non⁃traditional cabinets. Don't be scared to get creative.
Now if you're placing stuff in the kitchen then you'll presumably want something a little bit less outlandish.
For original wood cabinets, you need to look for conventional hardware items. These are typically ironwork or brass finished handles. They add a touch of class to the cabinets. If you have especially heavy⁃looking cabinets then you'll require oversized chunky hardware to prove out the look. A dainty knob on large items will make it look misshapen.
A big new trend out there is stainless steel cabinets. The smooth modern look of steel doesn't work properly with protrusions. Instead, stainless steel requires a flush mount set of hardware to help keep its sleek look. These are typically custom made into the door while initial construction. If not then you'll want to get some flanged inset cut handles.
Running out of the kitchen let's look at hardware for the utility room cabinets. Certainly, this aren't going to have the identical kind of intricate detail as something in a living area. Here you just need to go with functional. Pick up some low⁃priced aluminum handles that need screw immediately into the pressboard and laminate cabinets. The holes for these are already predrilled. If you happen to just need to replace one knob that's darted off you can just upsize the knob with one that has a slightly larger bolt.
How to keep cabinet hardware depends on a few factors. What room is the cabinet in, is it going onto a trademark piece or a cheap laundry room style profitable cabinet? The size, shape and even the cost of cabinet hardware will differ depending on the usage.
One last thing to contemplate when buying new cabinet hardware though is that you'll want to buy handles and hinges in the same end. If you start mixing and harmonizing the cabinets will just look off and not have that expert look. Shopping around is performing to be the best concept out there.