Just like a fresh coat of paint can completely change a room, updating the knobs on your kitchen and bathroom cabinets can revamp your home’s style. And you don’t have to go to an interior designer to take on this project – you can do it yourself.
The first step is to figure out which types of knobs your cabinets need. Single screw knobs are the easiest but you’ll often find pulls that feature two screws. Would you like to have the same type of knobs or pulls or are you looking to change that as well? Be sure to measure where the holes are and compare the measurements to any hardware you’re going to purchase. And remember that the typical kitchen will have 20 – 40 pulls, something to consider when planning your look.
When choosing the actual knobs or pulls, you have a wide variety of places to choose from. For a more subtle, less complicated look, check out the selection at your local hardware store. Home Depot has a very large selection. For a more arts and crafts feel, many national craft stores will showcase a variety of options. Furniture and accessory stores like Ikea will also offer various cabinet hardware options.
Because knobs and pulls are a rather small investment in your home, don’t be afraid to make them stand out. Glass knobs will look great in a dark kitchen while brightly colored, plastic knobs are an easy personalization tool for kids’ rooms.