Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Trends for Every Style

By Lyle Weischwill | Nov. 29, 2015 3:13 pm PST

When it comes to kitchen remodels, the beauty is in the details.

The right cabinet knobs and drawer pulls can transform your kitchen.

Longing for a new look in your kitchen but don’t have the funds for an all-out renovation? Change it up with some new pulls and knobs. It might seem like a small improvement, but you’ll be surprised what a big difference new hardware makes on your cabinets and drawers. It can transform the whole feel of the kitchen.

Stainless, brushed nickel and bronze are hot finishes right now. Beyond that, here are a few kitchen hardware trends and the types of kitchens they work best in.

Stainless pulls

Ditch the knobs and add a touch of elegance to your kitchen with slim stainless pulls. You can find them in all sorts of shapes: curved, straight, horizontal and vertical. The best kitchens for these elegant pulls have modern, contemporary designs. If you’ve got a traditional, slightly dated kitchen, this may not be the best option for you.

Vintage (or faux vintage) glass knobs

Is your kitchen traditional? Add some new life to those cabinets with vintage glass knobs. These come in clear or colored glass. And who says you have to stick to one color?

Finger pulls

These sleek, metal pulls sit on the top of your cabinet door and extend out just a bit so you can open the cabinet with your finger. These are for base cabinets only (unless you’re in the NBA) and work best with modern kitchens.

Patterned metal

For your inner Game of Thrones geek, heavy knobs and pulls, with their intricate metalwork and designs, look like they came right out of King’s Landing. Pair these with traditional kitchens with wood-grain cabinets.

Chef or bar pulls

Imagine a restaurant kitchen: Many feature lengthy drawers with long horizontal pulls (usually stainless) that run almost the whole length of the drawer. They’re great for chefs who are sautéing on the stove and suddenly need a whisk. You can just grab the pull without taking your eyes off your creation. These work well in modern, minimalist kitchens.

Cup pulls

Did you invest in a new farmhouse sink? These are the perfect drawer pulls to set it off. Farmhouse-inspired, they look like a half a cup, the opening pointing downwards.

Whimsical or artsy knobs

These come in all shapes, colors, sizes and styles. Cows, chickens, silverware, grapes, flowers — you name it, you can probably find a knob shaped like it. They can infuse a sense of fun into your kitchen. But beware: A little whimsy goes a long way. These might work best in a butler’s pantry.

Whichever knobs or pulls you choose, upgrading your hardware is a quick and inexpensive way to refresh your kitchen, stay up on the latest trends and incorporate your signature style in your space. For more kitchen makeover ideas, visit the Sears Home Services website and schedule your free in-home consultation today.

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