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Replacing handles, knobs, and pulls in your home can be a daunting task, given that there are often so many options to choose from. Not only must these fixtures be functional and practical, but they should also fit in seamlessly with the design of the room.
That said, finding just the right accessories for your doors, cabinets, and drawers doesn’t have to be time consuming or costly. In this guide, we’ll share some tips on how to choose handles, knobs, and pulls that enhance the overall look of the space and convey your sense of style.
Measure Your Old Knobs, Handles or Pulls Beforehand
You will want to measure your existing fixtures in order to determine the size of your new knobs, handles, or pulls. For example, if you’re purchasing new kitchen cabinet pulls, measure the distance between each existing screw hole so that you’re able to find a fixture that won’t require additional screw holes to be created (as this will take away from the overall look).
If you’re replacing door knobs or cabinet knobs, you’ll also want to make sure that there is going to be sufficient clearance between the new fixtures. Will you be able to open the cabinet or door without the fixtures hitting one another? Measuring the clearance will allow you to choose knobs and pulls that are the correct size, both functionally and aesthetically.
Opt for a Style that Best Suits Your Interior Décor
One of the most challenging parts of choosing new pulls, knobs, and handles for your home is deciding upon a style that works well with your existing décor. As a general rule, you’ll want to opt for a style that will blend with the overall interior design of the room. Here are just a few examples of some fixture styles that go well with common design themes:
- Traditional. This interior design style is classic and timeless. Typically, front door handles that are made of wood or polished silver are ideal for this type of décor, as well as kitchen knobs and drawer handles that feature a more simple and elegant design, such as curved lines or subtle engravings.
- Modern. This design theme, which is also known as contemporary, features sleek and simplistic elements. For this style, you may want to opt for stainless steel door handles and kitchen cabinet handles, as well as drawer pulls or knobs that are made from other metals, like nickel or chrome.
- Antique. Antique door knobs are reminiscent of knobs that you would have found in homes centuries ago. Glass cabinet knobs are ideal, as well as those that are made of darker woods, given that these materials would have been used in the past to construct household fixtures. You can also go with antique drawer knobs that are solid brass or tarnished silver to get that old fashioned, but elegant, look.
- Vintage.This style is quirky and fun. Typically, vintage door knobs are bright and or convey a more off-beat sense of style. However, you can also choose glass drawer pulls, particularly if they incorporate a cheery or unusual design, or interior door knobs that are made of materials that feature a colorful pattern.
Pay Attention to the Overall Quality
While you may be tempted to choose knobs and pulls that are more affordable, keep in mind that these fixtures are going to be used for years to come. As such, you may want to invest in high quality door, cabinet, and drawer knobs that also blend well with your existing fixtures and design elements. Pay attention to the weight of the item, as well as the finish, as these are clear indicators of its quality and craftsmanship.
One of the most important things you’ll want to consider before choosing your pulls, handles or knobs is exactly how many you’ll need. While this may seem like an obvious step in the process, it is often one of the most overlooked (especially if you are focusing on the quality and style of the product rather than the quantity). So, be sure to count cabinets, doors, and drawers before making your purchase in order to determine your budget and ensure that your preferred collection has the number of fixtures you need.
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