The Easiest Way to Update Your Kitchen

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.

modern farmhouse kitchen oil-rubbed bronze cabinet hardware
 
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!

modern farmhouse kitchen matte black cabinet hardware
 
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.

the easiest way to update your kitchen
 
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!

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  1. Debbie wrote:

    Very nice choice, I really like the new hardware! Amazing what a simple change can do!

    Posted 2.24.21 Reply
  2. Biana wrote:

    It really is the simplest way to refresh the kitchen and I love the style you went with! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

    Posted 2.24.21 Reply

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