Hardware is the lipstick of millwork and furniture pieces; it is the fastest way to instantly update the look of a cabinet or door, and is far more affordable than replacing an entire kitchen, bathroom or wardrobe. It is important to choose just the right piece to finish off the look and really make a statement, but it also needs to be functional and durable.
The world of hardware is vast and it can be difficult to narrow down which door knobs, cabinet pulls and hinges to choose. You want the style of hardware chosen for your space to compliment your design aesthetic; whether you go with a hidden cabinet pull for a sleek, modern look, or a classic cup pull for a more traditional look, each piece makes a statement. We recommend first looking online for inspiration images of what styles you like and don’t like, or talking to your design professional as they likely have a plethora of options and companies you didn’t even know existed– they’ll be able to narrow down what it is you are looking for and help you find something within your budget.
Functionality is huge when it comes to hardware! Choose pieces that are easy and comfortable to use. I think it’s safe to say that most of us have encountered a cabinet pull that feels awkward to use, or a door handle that is upside down and therefore creates an immediate frustration. The best way to know if you’re going to like the hardware is to go and try them out before purchasing. When you find hardware that is both the aesthetic you’re looking for and is truly functional, you’re guaranteed to love them.
The last thing to consider is durability of hardware. Both interior and exterior hardware get a lot of wear and tear because of the frequency with which they are used, making it incredibly important to choose pieces that will stand the test of time and remain classic pieces you’ll love long after your design team leaves. When you go to check for functionality, check for quality too, so you can get an idea of how they’ll stand up to regular use. If you have any questions please get in touch with our team!