Let's hear it for Hardware!

Let's hear it for Hardware!

A perfect example of great things coming in small packages, your cabinetry jewellery has the ability to completely transform a space. It’s worth investing some time into your final selections to ensure it not only looks good, but is practical too.

Words Kate Moss

It’s a constant game you’ll play when selecting pieces for your home – beauty vs. functionality. When you fall in love with an item, it’s hard to let the ‘function’ voice in your head win. Here is where it’s worth listening to that voice when it comes to hardware – drawers holding your pots and pans can get very heavy, so selecting a handle that is comfortable to pull will pay off in the long run. Same goes for large integrated appliances and tall floor to ceiling doors.

It’s a constant game you’ll play when selecting pieces for your home, beauty vs. functionality and when you fall in love with an item, it’s hard to let the ‘function’ voice in your head win.

A slightly more understated option, I love knobs for adding a touch of character and playfulness. Usually round in shape, they are also a great way to introduce curves to help soften a space and work well with most cabinetry profiles.

Another box to tick in your thought process is staying true to the style of your home. If your intention is to create a modern, minimalist space, selecting an ornate handle with refined detail will look out of place. Do some research on different styles (Mid Century, Art Deco etc.) and select accordingly. If the antique look isn’t for you, more often than not you can source a modern version to tie in with the era.

I am very much an advocate for these small details but of course there are those who prefer the ‘less is more’ approach, in which case you may decide to skip the whole hardware decision all together. Whatever you decide just beware, changing up your handle game can get addictive.


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