When choosing cabinet hardware, remember, you'll be looking at and touching these handles or knobs every single day. If you’re making considerations based on resale, consider the current top-selling finishes and always pick material choices and detailing that considers functionality and design.
Knobs and pull bar offer essentially the same functionality, so the choice between them comes down to preference.
Knobs can add a classic or vintage feel to your kitchen design, however, the variety of finishes and textures available means they also work in the modern kitchen. Solid knobs are sturdy pieces of metal that will feel more substantial, they tend to be a little more expensive because they require more materials. Hollow knobs are hollow inside and can feel lighter, this is necessary to print textures and patterns on the surface so is not indicative of their quality. In terms of shape, the majority of knobs with either be round, oval or feature a thematic sculptural design.
If you enjoy expressing personality and taking chances with your decor, then consider novelty knobs, they work best with simple, plain cabinetry and modern, traditional, contemporary styles so the knob gets the attention. They are particularly effective on stand alone cabinets as this style will look overdone if overused in one space.
A sturdy yet stylish option providing a secure grip and streamlined appearance, they work with modern, minimalist, contemporary and traditional kitchen designs and are available in a variety of finishes. The length of how long your bar pulls should be is personal preference, however, most designers keep them at two-thirds to three-quarters the width of the drawer.
There are many different types of pulls to choose from, but some of the most common include handle pulls, bar pulls, bail pulls, cup pulls, and finger pulls.
As 2016 draws to an end, it is a good time to look at what is forecasting in interior design trends for 2017, and it looks like big changes are predicted.
We will see warm materials such as terracotta tiles replacing the current popular cool and white tones. Their use will be on feature walls in the bathroom or cladding fireplaces adding a warmth and character to interiors again. Dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior colour; a brilliant backdrop colour for tan leathers, reindeer furs, linens and brass lamps. Bringing the “outdoor in” used as a lovely accent colour in chairs or décor pieces. While rose quartz, the Pantone colour for 2016, brings calm and relaxation, it will soon be overtaken by jewel tones inspired by metals, clouds and the cosmos. We will see floaty silks & sheers creating a lightness and soft romantic element with this trend.