Always Shopping: Cabinet Hardware

We have kitchens on the brain! With five kitchen projects currently in progress, we’ve had lots of opportunity to highlight the unique features and styles of each our clients’ homes—ranging from traditional to modern, and somewhere in between. Kitchens are detail beasts! And cabinet hardware is not the last or least of these details. We’ve been shopping our eyeballs out for new and inspiring hardware and figured it’s time to share the wealth—including the kitchens that are blowing our minds, and specific hardware that we CANNOT get enough of! Read on for some tips on sprucing up your kitchen, just by switching out the hardware!

So many features come together to make a kitchen stop us dead in our tracks, but the seemingly small detail of hardware can make or break the space. It’s the jewelry of the room! And there are an overwhelming amount of decisions to make when it comes down to it. Some of these jaw dropping kitchens prove that the cabinet hardware was the inspiration for the entire space- with the cabinetry designed around the hardware selection.

So what are our tips and tricks for selecting and placing hardware, you ask? Read on!

Tip #1: We love using 3 styles of hardware throughout a kitchen. A knob, a pull, and a latch or a knob, a bin pull, and a rod pull, for example.

Tip #2: Choose a hardware finish that complements lighting and plumbing fixtures, but it doesn’t have to match! It’s a great way to mix metals, however all the hardware chosen should be the same finish.

Tip #3: There are visually pleasing ways to place hardware, but we say break all the “rules” you know! Be functional, but get creative!

Tip #4: If replacing hardware on your existing cabinets, consider the existing holes and either work with them, or cover them up with hardware that has a backplate.

Don't underestimate the power of hardware to balance out the style of your room, add character and take your space up a notch. Are you inspired, yet?!? We’ve compiled some of our favorite hardware pieces from our never ending search for pretty hardware below:

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Happy accessorizing! -d+e

rehabitat gift guide

I'm curled up on the sofa covered in blankets, tea in hand, sweater over my nose, infirmed (lucky for you the internet is impenetrable to my germs) and trying to work but all I can think about is Christmas shopping and how behind I am. We do some sort of festive blog post every year because to say we love Christmas is an understatement- similar to how saying Bing Crosby's pants in White Christmas are high waisted. Because that is also an understatement. Last year we shared holiday decorations inspiration and my decorations (I had time for that?!?!) and the year before, wrapping inspiration and so on. 

This year, we bring you a gift guide! "WAIT..." you say, "HOW CREATIVE." you say. We know, gift guides are like EVERYWHERE and the last thing we all need is another recommendation to buy a $200 brass cocktail shaker with the option to monogram. (I will gladly accept that gift FYI, tell my husband.) But we have a slight twist. 2016 feels like a great year to start giving gifts with a purpose. Ethically sourced gifts that support the makers in impoverished countries or from companies that do an amazing job giving back to communities in need. Turns out, there are a lot of options out there and we had a really hard time narrowing them down. Also, turns out, we like baskets. 

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1 round cake plate | 2 lemongrass candle | 3 cognac saddlebag | 4 pink floor basket | 5 fringed napkin | 6 halston pitcher | 7 diamanta grey throw | 8 sia stud earrings | 9 tan bunny | 10 pom pom basket | 11 magnet pillow | 12 teak salad servers | 13 indigo towel | 14 round market basket | 15 recycled glass tumblers | 16 tiny toms | 17 serving board | 18 yumbutter | 19 ravi scarf

Well that just about wraps it up, fellas. (MAYBE I am watching White Christmas while writing this.) And in case you're looking for a non-profit to make a year end donation, check out here, here and here and send aid to Aleppo here.

We're so grateful to be in business and thankful to our readers and followers for even coming to our site every once and a while. We hope your season is filled with joy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the ladies of Rehabitat.