top of page

My top tips for selecting signature hardware

Hello Decor Friends,

Choosing the right hardware for a kitchen refresh can have a significant impact on the overall look and feel of the space. Here are some steps to help you select the perfect hardware for your kitchen:

Determine Your Style: Start by identifying the style you want for your kitchen. Do you prefer a modern, traditional, rustic, industrial, or eclectic look? Your hardware should align with the overall style of your kitchen.

Consider the Finish: Hardware comes in various finishes, such as chrome, brushed nickel, brass, oil-rubbed bronze, and matte black. Choose a finish that complements your kitchen's color scheme and style. It's a good idea to match the hardware finish with other fixtures like faucets and lighting.

Think About Functionality: Consider how easy it is to grip and use the hardware. Handles and knobs should be comfortable to grasp and operate, especially in a frequently used area like the kitchen.

Choose a Size: The size of your hardware can impact the overall look of your kitchen cabinets and drawers. Larger handles or knobs can make a bold statement, while smaller ones can create a more subtle look. Make sure the size is proportionate to the cabinet or drawer it's on.

Test Different Styles: Purchase a few different hardware options or samples and try them out in your kitchen before making a final decision. Sometimes, seeing and touching the hardware in your space can help you make the right choice.

Coordinate with Existing Features: If you're not doing a full kitchen renovation and are simply refreshing the space, consider the existing features like countertops, backsplash, and flooring. Ensure that the new hardware complements these elements.


Designer Tip

Try to maintain a consistent look throughout your kitchen. You can mix and match finish’s however you want your selections to play friendly and be repeated intentionally so your space feels polished and thought out.


Explore Unique Options: Don't be afraid to think outside the box. There are many unique and creative hardware options available, from leather pulls to glass knobs and vintage-inspired handles. These can add character and personality to your kitchen.

Get Inspired: Look for inspiration in design magazines, online resources, and social media platforms like Pinterest. Seeing how others have used hardware in their kitchens can give you ideas and help you make decisions.

Consult with Experts: If you're unsure about your choices I’m here to help. I can provide you with an online consultation so you feel confident about your choices. Here is the link to get your consult scheduled. Remember that hardware is a relatively small detail in the grand scheme of your kitchen, but it can have a big impact on the overall look and functionality. Take your time in choosing the right hardware to ensure your kitchen refresh reflects your style.

Bye For Now, ~Tatum


bottom of page