When choosing hardware, the homeowner’s lifestyle should be considered in order to make smart choices. A few Metropolitan designers offer some tips to keep in mind when making selections…
Jennifer Stuart suggests:
Choose hardware that fits the size and scale of your hand (this is really a thing!)
Janet advises for older homeowners:
Pulls are better than knobs, because pulls allow you to grip easier than trying to wrap your fingers around a knob.
Avoid bin pulls on low cabinets, since it forces homeowners to bend down low to get their fingers under the pull.
Seeing the hardware in person. Hardware that may look great online can actually be light and cheap feeling in person.
Oval and square knobs may turn from usage overtime and need to be frequently tightened.
Cicely points out:
Take inventory on the metals being used in kitchen décor to ensure the hardware fits in with the appliances and fixtures.