I’m always looking for ways to update our apartment (much to my husband’s dismay, although I will say, he does usually see the aesthetic “value” after my updates are complete). We live in a rental, so I try to be smart about the changes that we make. Our little kitchen is one particular sore spot, the finishes and fixtures are certainly not what I would have picked had I been able to choose. I recently swapped out kitchen hardware in a client’s rental apartment and was quite surprised by the dramatic impact this seemingly small change had on the space. Inspired by the transformation, I decided to go on the hunt for new hardware for my kitchen!
My requirements: hardware with a single hole installation (easily interchangeable with our land lord’s existing hardware), as well as hardware that was simple, clean, and contemporary. I also looked for hardware with a polished finish (or stainless steel), I like a little shine and think it helps to make pieces look more expensive. Lastly, since the quantity of pieces I needed was on the high side, it was important to look for affordable hardware. Check out some of my favorites…
- Square Cabinet Knob, $7.40 per knob
- Hexagon shaped, Canfield Cabinet Knob, $11.00 per knob
- T Pull Knobs, $2.04 per knob
- Cubic, Tapered Square Cabinet Knob, $6.12 per knob
- Circular, Mid-Century Modern Cadet Knob, $5.80 per knob
- Bar Knob, $7.13 per knob
- Square Cabinet Pull, $5.18 per knob
Which knobs are your favorite? Stay tuned to see what I picked and how it looks in our kitchen!