Decorative Cabinet Hardware…..Fashion and Function

Decorative Hardware is both fashionable and functional………SKD Studios located in Lusby Maryland in the Lusby Commons shopping center 20657 has recently undergone the daunting task of finding just the right decorative hardware for our displays.

This task is not as easy as you may think, we put a lot of thought into which pieces we are going to use. When you spend your hard earned money on your custom cabinetry you don’t want to put just any old knob on the face fronts.

Even for a designer the task is a daunting one…..so we thought we would break down the process to help you make a smart decision.

The first thing we did was take into consideration the color of the cabinetry….good hardware choices should “accent” your cabinetry and not compete with it or distract from it.

Next we made the tough decision as to which type of hardware we wanted on our displays – did we want all knobs or all pulls or a combination of both? For SKD Studios the answer was yes, yes and yes (but we used them for display purposes) any answer is correct for the way you live. The industry “standard” if you will, is knobs on doors and pulls on drawers but we do a combination of all three options all the time. The best thing to do is to decide how you live in your space and go from there. Remember to keep in mind who will be opening and closing the cabinets. People that suffer from arthritis or other health related joint issues may find that pulls on the drawers are more comfortable for their hands. Some cooks that have large hands may find that the pulls are too small for them to comfortably place their fingers in to open. These are all things to consider when choosing the style of hardware you are going to use.

Once you have decided which option works best for you the next step is to find the perfect design….There are literally hundreds of thousands of options to choose from. The best thing to do is to think of the hardware on the cabinets like you would your jewelry for an outfit. You want the design style to match the feel of the space and you want the size and shape to match the face front of the cabinets.

Remember that even though hardware is one of the easiest things to change in a kitchen, the style and size that you choose is one that you will be stuck with for the life of the cabinets. If you choose a 5″ pull for your drawers, even though you can easily replace the style of the pull the holes will already be in the cabinet to fit a 5″ piece….so choose wisely and remember to think about all the cooks that will be using the cabinets and as always SKD Studios will be there to help you make the right choice. Come by and see us in the Lusby Commons Shopping center located next door to the Lusby Starbucks…….www.skdstudios.com 443-404-5686

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