10 Easy Pieces: Modern Cabinet Knobs by

Issue 33 · Kitchen Week · August 15, 2012

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Cabinet Knobs

Issue 33 · Kitchen Week · August 15, 2012

The easiest (and cheapest) way to spiff up a kitchen: replace the cabinet knobs.

Cabinet knobs may be small in size, but their impact is large: the right choice can make all the difference in a space. It's also a great trick for upgrading a rental space. Here's a roundup of our favorite modern knobs.

Chatham Knob

Above: Two cabinet worthy options from Schoolhouse Electric. The Chatham Knob 1.5 in solid brass for $9 (L) and the Kate Knob in solid brass for $7 (R).

44-15 Knob

Above: The 44-15 Knob by Siro Designs in burshed stainless steel: $5.29 from Knobs and Hardware.

Sugatsune MRB Knob

Above: A perennial favorite with architects: the Sugatsune MRB Knob in plated solid brass shown with satin nickel finish; $4.93 from The Hardware Hut.

Varde nickel plated knob

Above: An Ikea staple, the Varde nickel plated knob from Ikea; $5.99 for a set of two.

Sugatsune Zinc Alloy Knob (EG-8028)

Above: The Sugatsune Zinc Alloy Knob (EG-8028); $3.66 at Alema Hardware.

. Max Burchartz Cabinet Knob

Above: The deceptively simple, beautifully proportioned Max Burchartz Cabinet Knob from UK architect specialty hardware company Izé; price available on request.

Valli & Valli Forges Cabinet Knob

Above: A simple cylindrical knob by Forges by Valli and Valli in polished chrome; $6.00 from the Hardware Hut. (I just installed these in my kitchen after using Sugastune for years and like the look.)

Sugatsune RSS Knobs

Above:The Sugatsune RSS Knobs; $8.16 from Alema Hardware in stainless steel available in a variety of sizes.

Siro Designs 44-2 Knob

Above: The 44-2 Knob by Siro Designs in fine brushed stainless steel; $4.28 from Knobs and Hardware.

Oval Pull

Above: Sheer elegance from Carl Martinez with his Oval Pull with dark bronze finish. Price upon request.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on September 30, 2009.

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