Help with cabinet hardware
Evie NeumannJune 30, 2014
looking for something maybe different, that will compliment modern feel of kitchen without being either too square, or too rounded. walls at the end of kitchen have rounded corners, and there are bullnosed edges everywhere. the architecture is a " southwestern, adobe style/ contemporary from the outside. trying to keep a few southwest/ Spanish-
Mexican details throughout house. Typical modern hardware seems boring, but will be in keeping with most of the interior feel. Trying to find something different but on keeping with overall contemporary feel. I know, I know, all this for cabinet hardware. I can't help it, I am a demon for details.
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Thos. Baker
Hi Evie -- I'm a stickler for details too and agree that pulls/hardware can make all the difference to the overall look of cabinets, as well as the theme of your decor. In fact, pulls are one of my favorite accents because they can finish a kitchen off beautifully!

Since the cabinets are dark, my first thought is to go for pulls that are lighter and create contrast. At the same time, much of the traditional Southwestern decor involves cast iron and metal work, which tends toward dark finishes. You're looking for something contemporary and unique, but also honors the Southwest/Spanish/Mexican decor. Here's some ideas that just might meet the criteria!

Christi, on behalf of Thos. Baker
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Evie Neumann
I really like the pulls on the bottom right, do they come in a brushed nickel or stainless?
    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 2:16PM
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Evie Neumann
the dark iron would blend too much with dark wood.
    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 2:17PM
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Thos. Baker
That's the "dilemma" with hunting for pulls in a "Southwest" style, as dark cast iron is a big part of that theme. You could go with a copper or bronze finish, which will contrast with the dark cabinets. Those finish options are offered on websites that specialize in pulls and knobs. Here's a link to tons of product ideas and photos of "Southwestern kitchens" on Houzz, plus a couple of websites that specialize in Southwest rustic hammered-metal pulls and hardware.

http://www.houzz.com/photos/kitchen/southwestern-style-

http://www.southwestforge.com/cabinet.php?type=CABINET

http://www.shadesofthewest.com/pk4/store.pl?section=19

http://www.wildwesthardware.com/


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Thos. Baker
Sorry -- forgot to add that the style of pull above that you like can be found on the website/link below. I don't know if it comes in a different finish, but they do have a great selection.

http://www.craftsmanhardware.com/

Christi, on behalf of Thos. Baker
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Evie Neumann
christi, thanks so much for your insight and the great resources!
    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 6:22PM
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adivra
While style is usually our first concern, you'll want to be aware of the comfort in your hand, cleanability and proportions to the doors and drawers. And warranties. Not all finishes carry the same warranty.
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Thos. Baker
You most welcome Evie -- when you find the pulls that you really love for your kitchen cabinets, please post a photo so we can see!

Christi, on behalf of Thos. Baker
    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 12:38AM
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Evie Neumann
update: still no hardware, but countertops are going in.
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