Fun fact: our kitchen cabinet hardware hasn’t been right since we renovated the space in 2016. I am dying laughing at just how much my style and decor tastes have evolved in five years! And, when I say it hasn’t been right what I really mean is I’ve hated it for all these years. 😉 The knobs are too big for the cabinets, the pulls too small for the drawers, and the oil-rubbed bronze is just blah. Not at all what I wanted!
So, thanks to 11 months of being home a majority of the time, I finally decided to do something about it. New hardware is the easiest way to update your kitchen – I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner.
Here’s a before shot. Some of you might think I’m crazy for thinking there’s something wrong with the current hardware, but hey – I like what I like and vice versa.
I had a rough idea of what I wanted from the start – matte black, smaller cabinet knobs and unique, transitional style pulls – so that helped narrow my search. Plus, I had to stick with the existing hardware size. Based on that criteria and cost, Amazon won out. All said and done this project cost around $100, which isn’t awful considering the amount of cabinets we have.
Here’s how the kitchen looks now!
Can you see the difference in the matte black? It pops more and provides a nice contrast to all the white.
We’re very impressed with the quality of the knobs! Good, substantial weight and easy to install. I’m also thrilled with the new drawer pulls! I was worried they might look like something that belongs in an office, but they provide a good balance of character, style and function.
We also swapped out our pantry door hardware to this classic style pull.
Thanks to this easy update, the kitchen feels like a brand new space. It finally looks how I always wanted it to look – I couldn’t be happier!