Choosing Kitchen Hardware


Whether you are nearing the end of a kitchen remodel, building a new kitchen, or are just looking for inspiration, choosing kitchen hardware is no simple task. There are so many options available today that it can leave the average homeowner confused as to which is the best choice. Style, color, finish, size – so many things to consider! Fortunately, we have some tips below to help you narrow the choice and find the perfect kitchen hardware for your home.

Tips for Choosing Kitchen Hardware

  • Consider your existing metal accents in your kitchen. Do you already have a lot of stainless steel with appliances and light fixtures? Perhaps it is best to continue the theme if you prefer everything to match. But – don’t be scared to mix metals if that is more your style!
  • Consider the style of your kitchen cabinets. Do you have very modern cabinetry and overall kitchen design? If so, the last thing you want is a super traditional or rustic looking cabinet pull distracting from the beauty of your cabinet door. Choose a complementary hardware style for your overall kitchen design aesthetic.
  • Consider the scale of your kitchen. Do you have very tall cabinets? Or perhaps everything is very minimalist? While it is not a hard and fast rule, you do not want kitchen hardware that overpowers or looks too tiny on the size of your cabinet. An easy rule of thumb is your cabinet hardware should not be bigger than 1/3 your overall cabinet or drawer size.