One of the finishing touches that you can put on a remodel is to choose the hardware for your cabinets. It seems that choice is king when it comes to the options that you have. There are factors to consider when choosing your cabinet hardware. You certainly don’t want to make an impulsive choice and realize it was the wrong one later. So, what choices should you consider before making a decision?
One important thing you want to make sure that you don’t do is pay more than you were thinking for your hardware. There’s always the temptation to see something you like and just want to buy it. It’s important to consider and remember your remodel budget when choosing your hardware. On the other side of it, you also want to make sure that you don’t choose inferior material to save some money. This can result in needing to replace the hardware when it breaks, or worse, replace the cabinets that are damaged from the cheap hardware.
Another choice you have is how you will open the cabinet. There are choices for knobs, handles, and pulls. When considering which of these, think about the rest of the space and the look you are going for. You want to make sure that the hardware you choose fits in with the rest of the décor. If you have a vintage look to the room, you might not want to choose modern hardware. You should consider who will be using it and how much use the cabinet will get as well.
Ease of Use
This brings us to a final consideration which is ease of use. If you like a certain hardware but find that your fingers stick in it while you try to open a cabinet, is it really worth it in the long run? Do you have older people who would not be able to grip a handle to open the cabinet? Do you have younger people who might be able to work the knobs easier than the pulls? Think about the state of your hands when you are deciding as well. If you are cooking and need to keep opening the cabinet, how much effort do you want to put into it? There are different sizes and styles within each of the categories as well, so you could consider looking into bigger hardware to make your choice work.