Hardware - Hard Choices

Whether you are buying a custom kitchen or working with Ikea for your dream kitchen there are little things you can do to up the ante in your space. Cabinet hardware is the easiest place to make an impact.

Every kitchen showroom, Home Depot or Ikea has cabinet hardware to choose from - take it from me DON'T. Be an original and have fun!


Things to keep in mind:

  • Many cabinets come with pre-drilled holes for your hardware so you will be working with a set size.
  • If the cabinets are custom this can be changed but at an expense.  
  • Interestingly Ikea does not pre-drill holes so you can choose whatever you like.
  • Anthropologie makes a ton of fun options but they are made to work with furniture so they come with very thick posts. They will need to be cut down to work with most cabinets.

Have you ever thought of switching out pulls on budget friendly furniture? It is such an easy change but be prepared for a big impact.

Here are a few of my fav cabinet knobs and pulls:

Knobs: 1- CB2 Hex Bar Knob, 2- House of Antique Hardware Cadet Knob, 3- Emtek Freestone Finger Pull, 4- Anthropologie Tuva Knob, 5- CB2 Selene Knob  6- Rejuventaion Perles Cabinet Knob, 7- Rejuvenation Beckett Finger Pull, 8- Schoolhouse Electric Radcliffe Knob, 9- CB2 Hex Knob
Handles: 1- Schoolhouse Electric Card File Pull 2- CB2 Marble Handle 3- Wayfair, Amerock 3" Bin Pull 4- Schoolhouse Electric Galley Pull  5- Wayfair, Hickory Hardware Cottage Bar Pull  6- Anthropologie Saddle Stitch Handle 7- Wayfair, Hickory Hardware Crystal Palace Pull 8- Signature Hardware Highland Ridge Pull 9- Anthropologie Lina Handle