I don't know if I've shared this on the blog or not, but I've been working with an amazing and lovely lady on the renovation of her home, in Queens, NYC. She's truly such a dream client and really trusts my vision for her home makeover and renovation. This home is actually undergoing (soon) a complete kitchen and main bathroom renovation and I've just been helping her design the new kitchen layout, select finishes as well as design a cohesive look throughout, for the rest of the home. Just recently, I compiled my favorite pulls and knobs for her kitchen renovation and I thought this was a great list because they all have the classic look that in my opinion won't go out of style anytime soon. My client is a super classy and classic lady with great taste and her only request was that her home felt timeless so that she doesn't have to renovate in 5 years. This is also very important to her husband.
These pulls and knobs are truly very beautiful, different and the best part they are all under $15. The samples below may also be available in different finishes but my favorites are definitely the satin nickel and the brushed brass. Skip polished brass, please. That's just too flashy, no?
When it comes to cabinet hardware, I don't just consider its finish, I really get caught up on their shape because that plays a huge role in the overall kitchen design. For my client's kitchen, I suggested we go for something understated and delicate because the kitchen is not very big so the hardware should almost just appear like a little jewel. I really love the idea of combining both the pulls for the lower cabinet drawers and doors, plus the knobs for the upper cabinet doors. This mix is a lot more playful and less put together which should really help a completely, all white kitchen stand out. That's right! We are having an all white kitchen. YAY! So far we have agreed to have shaker style cabinet doors in a crisp but creamy off white, subway tile backsplash with a very light gray grout for easy cleaning and beautiful, white quartz countertops (still deciding on our preferred option). Isn't this the ultimate timeless kitchen? I would agree, yes. Now, let's not forget the floors. These will be in tile because wood is just too much maintenance in a kitchen. We love the idea of having a very subtle, medium toned gray tile floor so that it contrasts to all that white cabinetry.
Can you picture the new kitchen in your head? Hmm, maybe not but I sure can. It's going to look amazing and I can't wait for the demolition of the old kitchen to begin or for you to see the before and after of this kitchen. EeeK :D
Let's move onto those cabinet pulls and knobs, shall we?
Cabinet Pulls & Knobs Roundup
Of the bunch, I really like #10 or #13, while #1 and #5 would be great selections for our pulls. Which one is your favorite? Ps: My client really loves the look of brass hardware so we have decided to use those throughout, and just for fun, here is the partially completed design board for her kitchen...
Come back soon for a super colorful and pattern filled post as I'll be sharing my "key tricks" for mixing patterns.