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Update Your Kitchen with New Hardware

Sometimes the smallest updates to your kitchen make all the difference in the world. Whether it's a whole new remodel or just an update, remodeling your whole kitchen can be difficult. Not only does it take lots of time and energy, it can also take lots of money.

We have found that updating simple things like new hardware, door style or cabinet color can make a huge difference. There's a large variety of hardware on the market now.  Along with choosing whether you will purchase new cabinets, reface your existing cabinets or renew them, you will also need to decide which kind of pulls or knobs you want. Kitchen cabinets rarely come with hardware, leaving the choice up to you, which is both good and bad.

Contemporary kitchens tend to look best with streamlined pulls, and sleek tubular or rectangular options are perfect for modern styles. You will also need to keep in mind your light fixtures and appliances. Matching the finishes is not critical, but be sure they are complementary.

If you plan to reface your cabinets, perhaps turn them into a stained wood finish, just about any hardware will work. The same is true if you plan to renew your cabinets with paint or stain. Brushed nickel, chrome, oil rubbed bronze, and pewter are all classic finishes for painted cabinets. But most importantly, choose a style that will work into your lifestyle and one that you will love for years to come.

We are in the process of gathering ideas for our kitchen remodel, and it's great to have help with the design process. The free in-store design consultation services that The Home Depot offers is invaluable. It's nice to know what type of remodel we can work into our budget.

Creating your dream kitchen can be easier than you think. Have you ever remodeled your kitchen? Did you just update your cabinets or decide on everything brand new?

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  • earthangel1967
  • by on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:34 AM
  • lol well we don't like boring and we don't like country style so I guess it's just good they have so many endless styles for everyone's tastes right? lol : ) 

    As it stands now.. it is a good thing I did NOT get handles yet because our new management just told all of us they are renovating the kitchens with new cupboards, new black appliances and faucets and lights and so I have to wait and see what that all looks like and then If I still want new handles (if even possible) I will have to be sure they complement the NEW kitchen look. )  

    But we do like little touches of what we call "lux" here and there. 

    Quoting mrswillie: Cuff links! Lol
    Quoting earthangel1967:

    hahaha yes I guess they could ... but I dont think they will look so much like that once on the white cupboard doors... we are also looking at some others like this which you  will probably think look like barettes too lol but that's ok

    Quoting ceciliam:

    These remind me of little girl barrettes.

    Quoting earthangel1967:

    We are renters so we can't really remodel the kitchen, there are a few things I would do to it if I could but at least I'm grateful I like the kitchen overall fine.. the changes I'd make would be to make it extra special but at least it's a color and style I like over all... however I am thinking of possibly taking  the white plain cupboard door handles off and store them in safe place in case I ever have to move out so I can put them back on (hoping we never have to move though since we love it here) anyway and I'm thinking of putting  up a little fancier more lux looking handles to add a little extra special touch to kitchen and dress it up a bit.. something similar to these .. a silver and  rhinestones type of look probably..


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  • earthangel1967
  • by on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:39 AM
  • Thanks That's nice of you to clarify and of course I understand everyone has different tastes.. I, for example wouldn't like something that looked countryish for example while I realize someone else may love it. 

    We just found our new apt management is renovating our kitchens , new cupboards, countertops, lights, faucets and new black appliances so I need to wait now and see how that all looks to see if I even need to buy cupboard handles or not and if I do they will need to complement the new kitchen's look not the current one.  I don't know if we should be excited or nervous because we have no say in how they are being renovated... my biggest hope is due to the fact they said they are modernizing them and we love modern so we hope modern is really what they mean and that we think it is too. lol  Otherwise we will just do the best we can to work with it. I do like black applainces though for sure.. currently we have only 3 yr old appliances but they are all white. (which isnt bad but I do like black better). 

    Quoting ceciliam:

    LOL...I didn't mean that to sound like a bad thing. I like the ones with the black in the center.

    Quoting earthangel1967:

    hahaha yes I guess they could ... but I dont think they will look so much like that once on the white cupboard doors... we are also looking at some others like this which you  will probably think look like barettes too lol but that's ok

    Quoting ceciliam:

    These remind me of little girl barrettes.

    Quoting earthangel1967:

    We are renters so we can't really remodel the kitchen, there are a few things I would do to it if I could but at least I'm grateful I like the kitchen overall fine.. the changes I'd make would be to make it extra special but at least it's a color and style I like over all... however I am thinking of possibly taking  the white plain cupboard door handles off and store them in safe place in case I ever have to move out so I can put them back on (hoping we never have to move though since we love it here) anyway and I'm thinking of putting  up a little fancier more lux looking handles to add a little extra special touch to kitchen and dress it up a bit.. something similar to these .. a silver and  rhinestones type of look probably..


    View Full Size Image YVONNE

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  • earthangel1967
  • by on Aug. 2, 2014 at 5:05 AM
  • Yes we prefer really modern. It's wonderful there are so many styles and selections for all different tastes though. : ) 

    Quoting i.am.holly:

    Very modern looking. I prefer stuff like this....


    Quoting earthangel1967:

    hahaha yes I guess they could ... but I dont think they will look so much like that once on the white cupboard doors... we are also looking at some others like this which you  will probably think look like barettes too lol but that's ok

    Quoting ceciliam:

    These remind me of little girl barrettes.

    Quoting earthangel1967:

    We are renters so we can't really remodel the kitchen, there are a few things I would do to it if I could but at least I'm grateful I like the kitchen overall fine.. the changes I'd make would be to make it extra special but at least it's a color and style I like over all... however I am thinking of possibly taking  the white plain cupboard door handles off and store them in safe place in case I ever have to move out so I can put them back on (hoping we never have to move though since we love it here) anyway and I'm thinking of putting  up a little fancier more lux looking handles to add a little extra special touch to kitchen and dress it up a bit.. something similar to these .. a silver and  rhinestones type of look probably..


    View Full Size Image YVONNE

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  • earthangel1967
  • by on Aug. 2, 2014 at 5:17 AM
  • thank you Thanks I just google everything I want that  might be a bit difficult to find otherwise.. I googled Rhinestone Cupboard handles in Google images and these were some that came up... I  have found and bought a lot of different stuff we like that probably would be hard if not impossible to find in stores that way and it's easy to do price comparisons online sitting on couch too... I just skip over any overpriced ones and find fairly priced ones. 

    We just found out our new apt management is completely redoing (they said modernizing so we are hoping they really mean MODERN bc that's what we like).... our kitchens, cupboards, countertops, faucets, lights.. and new black appliances so now we are for sure not buying handles until we see new kitchen and if we feel they need different handles then we need to shop to make sure they complement the new kitchen's look not current one so glad we didn't buy any yet.. whew. lol 

    Quoting WifeAndMom99:

    Those are really cute! I've never seen anything like them.

    Quoting earthangel1967:

    We are renters so we can't really remodel the kitchen, there are a few things I would do to it if I could but at least I'm grateful I like the kitchen overall fine.. the changes I'd make would be to make it extra special but at least it's a color and style I like over all... however I am thinking of possibly taking  the white plain cupboard door handles off and store them in safe place in case I ever have to move out so I can put them back on (hoping we never have to move though since we love it here) anyway and I'm thinking of putting  up a little fancier more lux looking handles to add a little extra special touch to kitchen and dress it up a bit.. something similar to these .. a silver and  rhinestones type of look probably..


    View Full Size Image YVONNE

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