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Feel like your kitchen or bathroom is looking a little dull? Want to add some interest and create a new look? Since cabinetry makes up a big portion of these rooms, the way they look can really impact the overall aesthetics of these spaces. However, replacing the cabinets can be quite costly.
What can you do to add some life to your kitchen or bathroom cabinets without breaking the bank? How about adding some new hardware? Cabinet hardware is like jewelry to an outfit: It completes the look and adds a pop of interest.
If your kitchen or bathroom cabinets are in good shape, there is really no reason to completely replace them in order to get a new look. With some new hardware and a little elbow grease, you can add some life to the cabinets and give your kitchen or bathroom an updated look.
Believe it or not, the hardware on your cabinets -- the knobs, pulls, and even the hinges -- really adds to their look. Cabinet hardware comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles, so no matter what your taste is, you can find a type of hardware that will speak to you and add a little pizzazz to your cabinets without costing you tons of money.
Interested in a giving your kitchen or bathroom cabinets a quick facelift? Here is a glance at some of the looks that you can achieve with new hardware.
Are you looking to bring a little bit of the outside in? If so, consider replacing your existing cabinet hardware with pieces that have a natural look. For example, you could add iron hinges and drawer pulls, or knobs that are made out of natural stone.
Give your cabinets a sophisticated look with French Provincial-style hardware. Ornate hardware that features intricate carvings and boasts a gold finish is the ideal choice to achieve this look.
If you are looking to create an unexpected look, outfit your cabinets with unexpected hardware. In the kitchen, for example, you could mix and match interesting drawer pulls and knobs, using a different style, color, and size on each cabinet. In a child's bathroom, you could use drawer pulls that resemble animals, sporting equipments, or rainbows.
The ornately subtle look that is characteristic of Craftsman-style can be achieved with cabinet hardware made out of natural metals such as iron or pewter. Ideally, this hardware would feature an interesting, yet not overly ornate design.
Give your cabinets a contemporary look with cabinet hardware that has a sleek design. Simple brushed nickel knobs combined with understated nickel hinges can take your cabinets out of the past and into the present.
You don't have to break the bank in order to give your kitchen or bathroom cabinetry a new look. Simply browse through the countless hardware options that are available and choose drawer pulls, knobs, and hinges that speak to you. You will be amazed how much a simple and quick change can add new life and interest to your cabinets.
Author Bio: Bridget Galbreath is an established freelance writer who writes about a myriad of topics, including cabinet hardware and how to maintain your personal reputation.
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