With today’s progress in the renovations and home improvement industry, many people simply don’t know where to begin or what to do when planning their kitchen renovations. There’s a multitude of different techniques which allow you to spruce up your house without burning a hole in your bank account, one of them being replacing the current hardware such as knobs, pulls, hinges, latches- This, while coming at a much cheaper price than other renovation alternatives, will provide enough of an impact on your cabinets to change their looks for the best. When selecting new hardware, the most important thing to do would be to ensure that the materials you selected are indeed of high enough quality.
There’s a myriad of materials out there, each one having it’s own advantages and disadvantages. The most common material used in building cabinet hardware today is wood. It comes in many different kinds such as butternut, maple, and cherry hardwood, each having it’s own unique color scheme and stain pattern. Except for soft woods, most of the woods on the market are actually very durable, even the lower-tier ones. Another advantage which wood brings along is the easiness with which it can be customized and tailored into practically any shape, and painted in virtually any color of choice, making it the obvious option for those who want their cabinets to look like they’ve been personally stylized.
The second material I’m going to present is Pewter. Though many people’s first reaction might be to wonder who would want to buy such an ugly and outdated material, most come to realize that it’s actually a pretty versatile material, being soft enough to be easily shapeable and embellished with any kind of complex and intricate design while coming at a very low cost. Just like wood, pewter is very easy to paint and refinish, and most people actually do so because by default, pewter comes shipped in a boring gray finish.
Last, but not least, there is a material on the more expensive side of the spectrum, which offers not only a classy, smooth and clean look, but has also proven itself to be resistant to most dangers out there and can outlast many of the different materials distributed on the market these days; I’m referring to chrome. While it does come at a much higher price than it’s other counterparts, remember that it offers supreme protection, style and can actually be integrated into the desired setting without any problems.
Melissa Roy is president of Comdesi Media. Read Liberty hardware products reviews at and .