How to Freshen Up a Room with Cabinet and Drawer Hardware

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:59pm.

CabinetMost people don’t think of using simple hardware to freshen up a room. You would think a fresh coat of paint is the only way to make a room look revitalized, but simply changing a room’s cabinet and drawer hardware might be just what you need. This is a cheaper and easier option than repainting and it will make your room really stand out.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Cabinet hardware is easy to swap out any time you like
  • There are tons of options these days for variety and to fit your personality
  • They add an update to old pieces of furniture or bright color to a contemporary piece
  • It’s so much faster than waiting for a room’s new paint job to dry

Try one of these types of hardware for your first time swapping hardware.

Pottery Barn’s Farmhouse Hardware

You can get Pottery Barn cabinet and drawer hardware that are classy and yet have cute farm animals. They are antique-bronze, look rustic, and the brass metal will stay sturdy. This is great for a country look anywhere in the home.

Wine and Champagne Corks as Handles

To get really creative, take the leftover corks and replace your door and cabinet handles with them. It looks great in the kitchen and wine enthusiasts will love it. It’s super cheap and makes your cabinets look sophisticated. If you unscrew your old pulls, then you just insert a pointy screw and hold it in place while you twist the cork onto the screw.

Anchors Aweigh Hook from Anthropologie

If you love a nautical look in your home, try these hooks from Anthropologie. It’s a gray anchor that can replace your door and cabinet pulls to give a sophisticated look to any cabinet. You could even use it as a coat hook.

If you are ready to bring a little flare into your home, try replacing your cabinet and door handles.

Kris Lindahl
Kris Lindahl Real Estate

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