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Drawer Pulls - Make Your New House Personal

Mar 29, 2008
Have you just purchased a new home? While you are enjoying having your own new space, and create your own world, do you wish there were a few things different in your home?

While you can add sofas, beds, dressers and tables to your home, one thing your home already came with is cabinetry. In the kitchens and bathrooms are cabinets that you didn't choose.

Most people just look over this detail, knowing the amount of money that would go into the replacement or refinishing of all that cabinetry. When you are just moving into a new home, you are dealing with so many other fees and expenses, you don't have the extra money on hand to replace thousands of dollars worth of cabinets.

So, what can you do? How about changing out some of the hardware on those cabinets?

While many people overlook this, one of the easiest ways to change the entire look of your cabinets is to change out the hardware on those cabinets. You will be surprised what a difference a few drawer pulls can make.

If you haven't been shopping for drawer pulls before, you may have no idea what you are getting yourself into. There are so many designs, styles, shapes and colors of drawer pulls, you could spend a number of days just trying to sort through all the designs on the market.

Before you toss yourself into the chaos, you need to take the time to look at the space you want to redefine and come up with what you would like to get out of this area. Is there a particular theme you are looking to portray? If you are looking for a space with personality, what kind of personality are you looking for? Do you prefer any specific kinds of materials in your drawer pulls? These are all questions to ask that may help to narrow down your choices.

Next, begin your search online. There is no need to run store to store looking at collection after collection of drawer pulls. With the price of gas these days, that could be a costly shopping spree. Instead, you should look for drawer pulls online. You may well be able to narrow down your choices to a few designs.

As you are making your decision look for drawer pulls that have the right measurements to fit your current drawers. If you have totally fallen in love with drawer pulls that are not the same size as the ones you currently have in place, you can still use them. It will just take a little more work. You will have to fill those old holes, refinish or paint the cabinets, and the install the new drawer pulls.

Once you have narrowed down to those last few drawer pulls, you may want to purchase one of each and see how they will look in your home. After putting them on, you will discover which ones are the best suited to the final effect you want. Order enough of them to complete the job, install them and enjoy the new look of your home.
About the Author
Jesse Akre,author and owner of numerous home decor sites, offers online consumers his thoughts on purchasing indoor accessories such as rustic and earthy stone cabinet hardware, delicately hand painted porcelain cabinet knobs,and distinctly European bar-style drawer pulls.
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