Kitchen Hardware Styles and Trends
Getting ready to redesign your kitchen?
There are so many options to choose from – paint colors, cabinet styles and colors, flooring, storage, and finishes.
From sleek and modern to classic and ornate, hardware can completely transform the look and feel of your kitchen. Here are some trends we’ve got our eyes on:
- Matte black finishes – Stainless steel and chrome are a timeless look, but to really step up your kitchen design, consider matte black. Especially against white cabinetry, matte black offers a sleek, polished look.
- Latches rather than knobs – Many different varieties of pull bars are available, and some homeowners are forgoing square and tubular pulls altogether in favor of an ages or antique brass latch. It can provide a striking look, but they aren’t super practical – consider using a latch for a cabinet that has decorative items, for example.
- Mixing and matching knobs and pulls – If you can’t decide on a classic knob for your cabinets or a pull on a drawer, you can mix and match! It really depends on what is most practical for you and your family. Just know if you’re not replacing your cabinets, but just the hardware, you’re going to have to fill all the old holes and they may still be slightly visible afterwards.
Other hardware ideas to consider for your kitchen remodel in Ann Arbor are:
- Contrasting colors: If you have a two-toned kitchen, consider mixing up your hardware as well. For example, maybe you have all white cabinets near the sink, and choose a polished nickel hardware. If you have darker cabinets elsewhere, consider a brighter, chrome hardware to make it contrast even more.
- Less is more: Not all cabinets need hardware! Keep your kitchen free from clutter by installing pulls only where necessary. This will really make your other hardware pop.
- Old-fashioned ceramic: Ceramic knobs are known for making it easy to infuse charm into any space. If you love the modern farmhouse vibe, consider adding delicate ceramic knobs to tie the space together.
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Whether your kitchen simply needs a new look, or you want to tear the walls down and start over, our interior designers can bring beauty and functionality into this key space. Maybe you're looking for low-maintenance flooring, upgraded countertops, or built-ins for added space. Many problems can be solved with the help of a new set of expert eyes. A great kitchen begins with a great plan, and we have the knowledge and access to bring a world of exciting materials and fixtures to your door while helping you stick to a budget.
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