If You Only Do One Thing to Upgrade Your Kitchen, Make It This

published Nov 30, 2019
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Credit: Chloe Berk

Maybe your dream kitchen has a stunning patterned tile backsplash, or oodles of prep space, or professional-grade appliances—or all of the above! But that all takes time and, of course, money to achieve. Don’t get discouraged! There’s one quick change you can make to your kitchen to take it closer to your fantasy space: swap out the hardware. It’s affordable, easy, and will make a huge difference in the overall look of your cook space. Check out some of the hardware styles we’re loving, and the shoppable picks that will help you get the look in your kitchen.

Credit: Heather Bien

Go mid-century modern with hex pulls

For a sleek and mod look, stick to black and have fun with geometric shapes like blogger Heather Bien did in her kitchen. She provides step-by-step how to instructions in her post and used a mix of Amazon and CB2 pieces. You can shop her exact hexagon knobs below.

Buy: Hex Knobs, $4.95 at CB2

Get a full-on farmhouse look with oversized bar pulls

If you’re a big fan of the farmhouse look, you’ll be inspired by Carrie Higgins of Making Lemonade, who examined a few different hardware options before selecting the beauties shown above. The finished space is giving us major Joanna Gaines vibes. Try the rustic-looking bar pulls below if you want a similar farmhouse-inspired look.

Buy: Boise 3 1/2″ Center to Center Bar pull, $3.46 at Wayfair

Credit: Jess Keys

Try a simple but glam look with gold bar pulls

Blogger Jess Keys replaced her ordinary kitchen pulls with a sleek, gold option, and we love how the color pops against her black cabinets. You can shop a similar option at Wayfair if you, too, are looking to go for the gold.

Buy: 7 9/16″ Bar Pull, $5.89 at Wayfair

Turn up the vintage sparkle with glass knobs

Feeling a little glam? Take a cue from blogger Diane Henckler and opt for shiny glass knobs that will add a bit of sparkle to your kitchen. Diane paired hers with silver drawer pulls, and the combo works wonderfully together. This look is perfect for the vintage or antique lover. A similar style below will give you the same vibe.

Buy: Hickory Hardware HH74689 Crystal Palace 1-1/4″ Geometric Cabinet Knob, $12.49 at Target

Credit: Kelly Larkin

Go simple, but with a gold twist

Sometimes a simple pop of gold will do the trick, as was the case in Kelly Larkin’s Chicago kitchen. The dainty gold knobs look lovely when paired with bright white cabinets and accented with classic ginger jars, making for the perfect preppy space. Try the brushed brass knob below in your kitchen.

Buy: Beadboard Moderna Knob, Brushed Brass, $5 at PB Teen