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.
Above: The 44-15 Knob by Siro Designs in burshed stainless steel: $5.29 from Knobs and Hardware.
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.
Above: An Ikea staple, the Varde nickel plated knob from Ikea; $5.99 for a set of two.
Above: The Sugatsune Zinc Alloy Knob (EG-8028); $3.66 at Alema Hardware.
Above: The deceptively simple, beautifully proportioned Max Burchartz Cabinet Knob from UK architect specialty hardware company Izé; price available on request.
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.)
Above:The Sugatsune RSS Knobs; $8.16 from Alema Hardware in stainless steel available in a variety of sizes.
Above: The 44-2 Knob by Siro Designs in fine brushed stainless steel; $4.28 from Knobs and Hardware.
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.