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I’ve seen a rise in the popularity of black hardware especially in this age of farmhouse- EVERYTHING (Thanks Chip and Joanna). Generally speaking, I like to see a combination of knobs and handles/pulls.
I think every room in your house should have a little black in it, so if you can bring in the black with your second metal in your kitchen, DO IT!! Knobs or handles for the doors and handles or pulls for the drawers.
If you access the drawer/door multiple times each day be sure to select something that is easy and comfortable to grip and will hold up to a little bit of abuse. If you're going to be installing them in the kitchen be sure to choose something that can be easily cleaned, avoid intricate knobs with carvings that dirt and grime can get stuck in.
Size Is the height or length of the knob or drawer pull you're considering larger or smaller than the previous one?
House (including Gel Stain details) Refacing (specific details for staining oak) Update Idea #2 – Change the Hardware (or add some) More often than not, the 1980’s / 90’s oak cabinets don’t have hardware (handles or knobs).
While functionally it’s not a big deal because you can still open them, decoratively it’s like you’re missing the last piece of the puzzle.
This means that the colour of them is VITAL to their survival if you are hoping to appeal to the masses. Shaker style is great as the look transitions to modern styles quite easily. Even if you decide to re-stain your cabinets a lovely tone/colour, they may STILL look outdated as it’s the ‘style’ that is dated.
And it'll to be much cheaper down the road than having to buy all new hardware if that particular knob/pull is out of production.
Via Julie Blanner Now the cathedral style door (as shown above with the arched top) is the hardest look to update as a shaker style/square frame is a more modern style.
By choosing hardware with soft, curved lines, Julie managed to give this kitchen a new lease on life and the cathedral style door/hardware look natural and well-coordinated.
Her cabinets were in FANtastic shape so she kept them ‘as-is’ and chose beautiful hardware and accessories to complement their style.
I’d love to give you a how-to on Staining Oak Cabinets, but I’d rather leave it to the pro’s….
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You might be surprised to hear it, but I’m actually a huge fan of oak cabinets…that’s right, a HUGE fan. Well, unlike melamine, thermofoil and veneers, oak cabinets are almost always REAL solid wood. Potential for and today I want to add to those ideas with a few more thoughts… If you’re looking for a low-contrast look, antique brass is a beautiful finish with oak cabinets.