How to Choose the Right Cabinet Hardware

If you’re thinking about a kitchen renovation or remodel, how you style your cabinets will be one of the most important decisions you make.

When it comes to making over your kitchen into your dream space, the details can make all the difference. Your cabinets and the cabinet hardware that you choose sets the tone and personality of the room.

You want something that will give you the right look and feel, but also something that will be easy to use and practical for your space.

Below, we’re providing an overview of what to look for when picking cabinet hardware and the different styles available to you.

Read on to learn more.

1. What to Consider When Buying Hardware

There are two main factors to consider when you’re looking to buy new cabinet hardware: the look and the practicality.


The look of your new hardware is important because it can change the look of your entire room. If your design aesthetic is mostly modern and your hardware looks antique, the room won’t feel cohesive or thoughtful.

Consider the style you’ve created with the other furniture and design elements in the room. Then you can select hardware with a look that matches.


In addition to having the right look, you also want hardware that is practical for everyday use. You should like the way a knob or pull feels in your hand.

If possible, test your hardware or read reviews from customers who have purchased it. Think about what size you want your hardware to be, and when it will get the most use.

For example, if you cook often, you probably want hardware for your kitchen cabinets that won’t show grease stains or smudges.

2. What Material is Right for You?

The best material for your hardware will depend on the overall look you’re trying to achieve.

If you like the industrial design trend, then stainless steel is a good option for your hardware. You might also want to choose something that’s more square or rectangular, which also fits that look.

On the other hand, if you want a more rustic country feel you should consider something in bronze or copper.

Mixing and matching colorful hardware could also be a great option if you want a more whimsical space.

Hardware alone won’t create a distinct look for your room, but it is a great way to enhance the aesthetic that your building.

Ready to Shop for Cabinet Hardware?

When you’re completing a major renovation, you want to make sure everything is exactly the way you envisioned it. Choosing the right hardware seems like a little detail, but it makes the entire room feel finished and pulled together.

Similarly, if you want a quick and easy refresh, new hardware can give a room a fresh feel and updated look in no time.

For any questions or more information on selecting the right cabinet hardware for your space, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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