Any Advice on Updating Our Cabinetry on a Budget?

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers ideas for updating your cabinetry

handle details on cabinets and drawers

If you’re looking for some budget-friendly ideas for updating your home, consider switching out the cabinet pulls and knobs throughout your house. If you look around, you’ll realize you have them in just about every room. There’s a large variety of options for replacing the existing hardware on your cabinets, so it shouldn’t be hard to create the look you’re going for.

Cabinet pulls and knobs can be both functional and decorative. While they make it easier to open cabinet doors, pulls and knobs come in many different stylish materials, allowing you to create a specific type of look. Take into consideration the designs of the rooms you want to update; do you want hardware that is dramatic or more simple? Fun and creative, or soft and elegant? Modern or antique?

Hardware is like jewelry for your cabinets. The kitchen typically holds the most cabinets, so you may want to choose a pull or knob that isn’t too dramatic and overwhelming. You can match the finish on the hardware to other items in your kitchen, like a faucet or pot-filler.

In the bathrooms, cabinet pulls and knobs can be matched to towel rods, faucets, and shower/tub hardware. You can also change out cabinet hardware in a dining room if you have a sideboard or china cabinet with doors or drawers. In a family room, you may have hardware on a tv stand or side tables. Your bedroom may have dressers and nightstands with changeable hardware.

Cabinet pulls and knobs come in different types of metal, like bronze, brushed nickel, chrome, and brass, and can also be made of wood, stone, or glass. The possibilities are endless for this fun DIY project that can revive just about every room in your home. For more information, please contact:

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale

245 W. Roosevelt Road #69

West Chicago, IL