Is your kitchen looking a little tired and drab? If you don’t have the time or money to remodel or revamp it completely, and don’t fancy going to the bother of repainting your cabinets, there’s an alternative option available.
Why not add some new kitchen hardware? Brand new kitchen hardware will take a lot less time to install, give the room a modern look and make everything fancier. It’s amazing what a different these small details can make.
We’ve put together a list of some of our suggestions from the latest kitchen hardware trends to aid you in discovering the redecorating power of hardware details.
Matte black faucets
Matte black kitchen hardware is trending hard right now as it gives a very sleek, elegant appearance and most people want to up their game from silver. Many retailers that sell kitchen hardware (Moen, Kohler, etc.) are stocking up on these up-to-the-minute, striking looking faucets. You could take a tour and see what’s out there and if you’re not convinced, check out some kitchen designs that incorporate this contemporary aesthetic.
Gold and copper finishes
If black is not your thing, gold and copper could give your kitchen cabinets a rich, warm tone. This is another interesting trend that’s seen a revival, especially if the gold is accompanied by a brushed finish.
These details look great against both light and dark hues of wood and can make your kitchen feel fresh and new in no time. Mixing different metals is a popular interior trend too, so you can mix and match metallic finishes to create your own unique look. Why not start with a few cabinet pulls.
The odd thing about vintage is that it never goes out of style. With just a few cabinet knobs and pulls you can set the stage for a new, vintage design idea. There are plenty of options and if you’re feeling crafty you can add some of your own DIY decorations to the mix. Vintage styles can mix well with modern and contemporary, so have a play and see what works for you.
You could give your kitchen an avant-garde, industrial look by using some intricate metalwork. Nobody will be looking at your old cabinets in the presence of such works of art. Who would have thought that factories could be such great inspiration for home interior decorating? But this trend has quickly risen to the top of the list in matters of kitchen design. Maybe because it’s such a versatile concept so it can easily be tailored to suit all sorts of tastes and budgets. If you get into it, you could try getting some retro appliances as well. Bare metal pipes can also be use to support shelves, as railings or to create light fixtures.