|Today, kitchens serve many purposes, and are often the focal point of the home. Studies have shown that the real estate value of a home
increases dramatically with the renovation of a kitchen. When people look at a home, they look at the kitchen. How is the kitchen organized? Is the kitchen
a warm and inviting place where family members and friends can congregate over a hot meal or cool drink? Is the kitchen modern and user-friendly? These
questions help determine the value and overall flow of the entire home. One small and inexpensive way to give a kitchen a new and more appealing look
and feel is to replace old kitchen cabinet hardware with new hardware.
Belwith Backplate and Knob
Combining Form and Function with Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
Kitchen cabinet hardware, including such items as pulls, knobs, and handles, serves an important purpose; it facilitates the opening and closing of cabinets and
drawers. Depending on the type, finish and feel of the hardware, this task can be done with more ease and comfort. It is often recommended to use pulls and handles
over knobs on long, heavy, or big drawers. Brass pulls, which are solidly built and have a smooth, even finish are
easy to grasp and are durable. Their style is classy, and yet contemporary; they look perfect in both the traditional and modern kitchen.
For small top drawers that carry less weight, both knobs and pulls work well. One great way to spice up a simple knob or pull is to match it with a more
decorative backplate. This pairing gives the kitchen a more elegant tone, while maintaining a homey feel. In addition to adding interesting details to the kitchen, backplates help to reinforce the accompanying handle or knob, firmly holding it in place.
Belwith Leaf Pull
Adding Pizazz to the Kitchen and Bath
Kitchen cabinet hardware, with its wide- range of styles and themes, from the exotic seahorse knob to the country porcelain blue flower handle, can enliven the kitchen and bathroom. Any part of the home can benefit from a new piece of kitchen cabinet hardware. Creativity flourishes and personal tastes are easily satiated with different hardware types. The nature-lover will adore leaf and floral inspired kitchen cabinet hardware and the history-buff will enjoy Victorian inspired hardware. A boring kitchen is magically transformed into a charming space and a state-of-the art room with properly selected hardware designs.
Without spending a fortune to do so, kitchen cabinet hardware can transform the look of a kitchen or bathroom. It sets the tone and highlights a desired theme, making the kitchen a pleasant and appealing place to be. And that, after all, is the goal!