STYLE MAKERS – Winter

Decorative Hardware: 3 Great Brands for Quick Kitchen and Bath Updates

By KLAFFStyle Editorial Staff

Traditional to Modern, Something for Every Taste — or Change Up Your Look!

If a full kitchen or bath remodel is not in the cards for you in 2018, there’s a great way to really freshen up these much-used rooms for a mere fraction of the cost and disruption. Just change the hardware on cabinets, doors and vanities. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference new knobs, hinges, drawer pulls and even refrigerator and other appliance handles can make. Cabinet knobs start at little as $5 per. Of course, luxury options are available. Certain drawer pulls, appliance handles and customized options can run to $500 each.

John Barber, general manager of decorative hardware at KLAFFS shared three of the most popular brands to consider for your instant update. Figure that there will be a range of prices and style options within each brand – so you’re sure to find just the right new touches to freshen your kitchen and baths for the fresh new year.

Omnia Industries – Delivers on Sleek New, Metal Trends

One of the hottest new trends today is satin brass. The soft, yet sleek finish is a great look for more modern kitchens. Omnia Industries, a family-owned manufacturer of higher end hardware has really nailed the look with trendy, contemporary solid brass offerings. This brand also does other metals and finishes – in particular, polished nickel – with flair.

For those homes with a more traditional bent, Omnia can fill the bill with its recently-launched Traditions Cabinet Hardware series.

Emtek – A Clear Choice: Crystal and Glass Vanity Knobs and More for the Bath

The last time we wrote about offerings from Emtek was in an article about entrance hardware technology. This time we’re showcasing a more delicate option from the wide selection produced by this division of the global hardware giant, Assa Abloy. Innovation is the enterprise-wide focus of this recognized industry leader. That doesn’t preclude the use of timeless materials like glass and crystal. Emtek makes crystal cabinet pulls in colors as well as traditional clear versions.

We particularly like the feminine quality of crystal and glass for adding both luxury and subtle sparkle to the bath. Not only does Emtek design a variety of glass and crystal cabinet knobs, but also matching doorknobs for the inside of the bath.

Of course, these materials are suitable for use around the home, too. One customer renovating an arts and crafts cottage, chose crystal pulls for the home’s original, glass-fronted china cabinet and repeated the look for new built-ins and cabinetry throughout bedrooms and baths.

Turnstyle Designs – Non-traditional Materials that Surprise and Delight

If you truly want to change up the look of your kitchen or bath, consider decorative hardware that uses non-traditional materials. Specifically, take a look at the wonderful products created by Turnstyle Designs, a UK-based firm with U.S. offices in New England. Turnstyle Designs offers a wide array of handcrafted knobs and pulls made entirely of, or incorporating, leather. They are also using composite materials to great effect.
Craftsmen hand stitch many of its leather items. The look goes from rustic to sleek and modern. You can choose these surprising touches with confidence to make a statement from kitchen cabinet to bath to the bar cabinets in a ‘man cave’.
Come into the KLAFFS showroom nearest you to see the largest decorative hardware collections in the area. Start the year with a fun, low-stress decorative hardware project that will add high impact to your home!!

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