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Cabinet Hardware - Change Up Your Room's Style

Oct 8, 2007
One of the easiest ways to redecorate your kitchen or bathroom is through changing the cabinet hardware. Some people look at the kitchen or bathroom and decide the room is looking old. It seems it is past its prime and needs an overhaul. But if you don't have the money to totally redo the room, you may be able to use cabinet hardware as an economical solution that gives you the new room look you had been hoping for.

Cabinet hardware is an easy way to go compared to re-facing the cabinets or gutting your entire kitchen. The cabinet hardware will still give your bathroom or kitchen a fresh look without the added expense. It's as easy as swapping the old out for the new.

Changing the cabinet hardware is something that anyone can do. Because most pieces of cabinet hardware are standard two screw pulls, one piece of cabinet hardware will often fit in the same space as any other one. That means if you take your old cabinet hardware with your when you are shopping for new pieces, you can make sure they will line up to the same holes that are already in your cabinetry. That translates to less work for you. The worst you'll probably have to do is a little touch-up if it the cabinet hardware coverage is not exactly the same.

As you think of getting new cabinet hardware, you should keep your budget in mind. The price for cabinet hardware can go anywhere from inexpensive to through the roof. Some of the higher end cabinet hardware parts may replicate antique pieces or have portions made of glass or even crystal. So, part of the trick in this endeavor is to find cabinet hardware that not only fits the look of your house, but also fits into your budget.

Part of your consideration should be how many cabinets will need the new cabinet hardware. If you don't have too many cabinets, you can go ahead and splurge a little on the fancier pieces, but if your have 15, 20, or more cabinets, the cost of those cabinet hardware pieces is going to rise exponentially. You should keep a careful watch of the overall cost that is accumulating as you do your shopping.

Another important thing to remember as you are selecting new pieces of cabinet hardware is making sure they are easy to use. While you would think one cabinet hardware piece would be like the next this is not the case. Some pieces of cabinet hardware may have been made more for looks than function. While it may be a beautiful piece, you may find that as you use the piece to open a cabinet or drawer over and over again that it is not comfortable on your hand. In time that could become a major problem.

When it comes to finding cabinet hardware to suit your décor you won't have any problems. Cabinet hardware is a very popular market, and there are pieces that go from antique Victorian, to old country roosters, modern chrome, and even off the wall novelty designs.
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