Kitchen Renovation Amador County, CA: How to Select Cabinet Accessories 

Function and beauty are good reasons to love kitchen cabinet accessories.

We all know kitchens are a mess every day, and preventing this mess from ending up on the surface of your cabinet is important for its longevity.

Knobs and handles help protect the finish of your cabinets in Amador County, CA by helping you keep the oily hands off the cabinet surfaces.

You also need them to open your doors and drawers if you have a frameless or overlay cabinet. 

Kitchen cabinet handles and knobs are available in a plethora of styles and finishes that can enhance the design of your kitchen.

So How Do You Choose?

If you are refitting or building new cabinets, choose the accessories last. 

After choosing all of your materials, use these tips to guide you to the right cabinet accessories for your kitchen.

Knobs or handles?

There are no strict rules to follow when choosing between knobs and handles. 

Most designers prefer to use knobs for all doors and to pull handles on all drawers.

For any large door, such as a pantry and a sliding door use a pull handle.

You can also stick only to knobs or pull handles only.

Square or curved?

Take note of your cabinet style, counter edge, fixtures, and other important design elements. Do they have square or curved lines?

Choose an accessory compatible with the type of lines of your design.

Square style material can be round, with square contours. These are more contemporary.

Examples of curved furniture styles = traditional raised panel doors, pillow-top doors, recessed panel doors with pointed or beaded edges on the interior or exterior profiles.

The curved style hardware has soft edges and more detail. These are more traditional or transient.

Finish

While most homeowners in Amador County, CA choose chrome or brushed nickel, there are many other finishes available to add interest to your kitchen.

You do not need to match your faucet, as long as the finish completes other finishes in the design.

Finishes that go well with brushed nickel or brushed stainless steel faucet: antique pewter, bronze (light to dark), satin brass (this can be delicate), oil-rubbed bronze, aluminum, matt black, and rust.

The finishes that go well with a chrome faucet are more limited, such as white, black, dark bronze, pewter or clear glass.

Comfort

Try the handle or knob before buying for the whole kitchen.

Touch it, feel it, insert your hand into the pull. Are you OK with that? Does it feel good around the edges? 

When you grab the knob or pull handle, are there any sharp edges or ridges that rest on your fingers? It can get pretty annoying when you use them 100s of times a day.

Cost 

There are a handful of companies with cheap brands and their finishes are also below normal and seem cheap.

If you don’t prefer going to the big box or Target stores, look for equipment through your local plumbing or cabinet showrooms; they will have more variety and vendors on hand to assist you.

The prices are based on finish and design. Solid stainless steel or bronze are going to be much more than other materials

Longer designs will also be more expensive because there are more materials used.

Whatever you choose, always order a few extras just in case a screw breaks one or the finish starts to fade.

The Bottom Line 

Cabinet hardware is the jewel of the kitchen, so just like in a wardrobe, it must coordinate, be comfortable and enhance the design of the overall cabinet design. 

So before you buy, do your research, order samples and check the finishes with your kitchen equipment to get the perfect fit.

If you’re planning for a kitchen cabinet resurfacing project, remodeling or refinishing, we highly recommend that you hire a professional painting contractor.

In addition to providing high-quality and durable painting results, hiring professional painting contractors can help you sort out additional issues such as color, hardware, type of paint finish and sheen.

Get the conversation started and make sure your cabinet refinishing project is done right by calling Michael Hines Painting at 209-256-4587 for a FREE estimate.

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