Whether you have moved into a new home or have just decided that it is about time your home gets a new, and more modern, look, you may be wondering where to start. Look at your cabinet hardware in any room.
One of the easiest ways to change the complete look of a room is to switch out a few pieces of cabinet hardware for new ones. First, you need to take stock of the cabinets you have currently on hand and how much of a change you want to make.
Change the Paint or Finish?
One of the things you may want to consider is whether you like the overall look of your cabinets. If they are painted or stained in a particular color that is no longer one you really want to see in your home, this may be a great time to change the complete look of your cabinets. If you are going to change the hardware out anyways, why not double your effort by redoing the complete look of the cabinets themselves while adding new hardware. One important thing to keep in mind if you are thinking of going this route is to make sure the new hardware you are going to use on the cabinets will go with the new paint or finish you are planning to put into effect. Think modern and contemporary colors such as black, white and red.
The first parts of the cabinet hardware you should look at are the cabinet knobs, pulls and any other pieces that are added on to aid in the opening and closing of your cabinet doors. If you currently have more traditional or older looking cabinet knobs and pulls, you may well see how just changing these out can totally redefine your cabinets. Choosing sharp black or chrome knobs to replace your more traditional ones will instantly add a more modern and contemporary touch to your cabinets.
The hinges on your cabinets say a lot of about the style of the room they are in. If you want a completely modern and contemporary look, you may want to look towards hinges that are invisible to the eye when the cabinets are closed. These are called European hinges and are very popular in modern decorative trends in cabinet hardware for your home. Additionally, you can decide on hinges that do some of the work for you. Self-closing hinges are a great choice, as cabinets that automatically shut once you are done with them seem to have an extra touch of modern styling.
For the most part, making the rooms in your home look like a different place, through a few cabinet hardware changes, is not a difficult job. For much of this, you will need little more than a screwdriver. Other parts may have you pull out a brush. But all can usually be done in a day, or at the most a weekend, and leave you feeling that you have completely redone your home without all the cost and hassle that a real in-depth renovation would carry.