How to Choose the Best Kitchen Cabinets & Hardware
Besides appliances, cabinets are usually the biggest investment in a kitchen remodel. This is one of those times when it pays to buy the best you can afford. (Skip to the advice posts.)
As inspiration, we present dozens of kitchen projects where cabinets are the star, such as the striking blue British Standard cabinets installed in a London house, fitted with vintage knobs. Like the color? We tell you where to source it.
Custom kitchen cabinetry doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re planning to stay put in your home for a long while, it’s worth spending to get exactly what you want, including the built-ins that enable you to live clutter-free. At the other end of the spectrum, we show you ways to modify Ikea kitchen components for a custom look (we’ve found almost a dozen new companies that offer doors to pair with Ikea’s cabinets).
When you’re choosing cabinet hardware, think about the number of times you’ll touch these pieces every day. If your cabinet pulls look and feel good and function well, you’re sure to derive pleasure from them. Browse our narrowed-down choices, from modern cabinet pulls to traditional knobs. Simply replacing your cabinet knobs is the easiest (and cheapest) way to spiff up a kitchen. Get started here.