13 Unique Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas
A new look doesn't have to break the bank. Give your kitchen a quick, affordable makeover with these unique kitchen cabinet hardware ideas.
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Think about what a statement necklace or a quirky necktie can do for your outfit. They may be small but they reflect who you are and pull together your whole look. Kitchen cabinet hardware ideas are statement accessories that make a kitchen pop and give it personality.
We’ve gathered cabinet hardware that gives your kitchen a quick makeover without tearing out cabinets for a complete remodel. Chances are, if you can use a cordless drill and a screwdriver, you can install kitchen cabinet hardware—it’s one of our favorite easy DIY upgrades. Whether your kitchen is sleek and modern or a rustic farmhouse, there’s hardware out there that reflects your taste.
Classic Mushroom Knobs
These weathered nickel knobs offer a rustic-chic look that complements stained wood or painted cabinets, making them ideal for kitchen cabinet hardware ideas that exude a “lived in” feel. We particularly adore their distressed appearance, which is available in seven different colors and finishes.
The knobs not only complement a variety of kitchen cabinet materials but also resist fingerprint marks. Plus, if you’re replacing existing knobs, you can use existing boreholes and just install these with a screwdriver.
White Decorative Marble Knob
We can see these West Elm marble cabinet knobs really putting the finishing touch on a mid-century modern or vintage-style kitchen in an art deco home. They’re accented with clean lines of brass-finished stainless steel, with the result being a look that’s retro and elegant at the same time. At $9 each they’ll add up quickly if you have a lot of cabinets, but they’ll definitely elevate your kitchen style, too.
Euro Cabinet Pull T Handles
These T-handle cabinet pulls infuse a touch of uniqueness while maintaining a sophisticated appearance. Installation is simple and they’re easy to grab, which is useful for little kids and seniors. The oil-rubbed bronze finish boasts a rich dark brown color with subtle bronze accents.
However, it’s important to note that these pulls extend two inches from the cabinet or drawer front, making them susceptible to frequent bumps in high-traffic areas.
Painted Vintage Flower Ceramic Knobs
Looking for unique kitchen cabinet hardware ideas? These vintage ceramic knobs feature distinct floral motifs, each one hand-painted in a different design. Like little works of art, they inject whimsy and vibrant color into any kitchen, instantly catching the eye. They come in a pack of 20 and each knob has washers and nut fasteners for easy installation.
Center Cup Bin Pulls
Make a stylish statement with these streamlined bronze cup-style cabinet and drawer pulls. They’re offered in five finishes, but we think the champagne bronze is the most intriguing and unexpected.
Moreover, their versatile design seamlessly blends with various kitchen styles, ranging from modern to rustic. These pulls require two boreholes, but if you’re swapping out single screw cabinet pulls, the cup will cover up the old hole.
Twig Center to Center Bar Pull
Bring nature indoors with this clever twig-shaped cabinet and drawer pull. In textured and burnished bronze, the 4.5-inch pulls (with 3-inch boreholes) add an organic touch to a modern kitchen or complement a space that’s full of plants and greenery. We suggest you consider cabinet handle placement as this is such an unusual look.
Buck Snort Lodge Fish Drawer Pulls
Okay, these win the prize for the most unique kitchen cabinet hardware we came across in our search. They are perfect for a household with a good sense of humor, and even better for a fishing cabin on the lake. The fish-shaped novelty drawer pulls are super sturdy and complement your love for angling.
Saddle Leather Loop Pulls
Embrace a ranch aesthetic by replacing ordinary ceramic hardware with genuine saddle leather pulls. Enhance the look by incorporating loop-style pulls alongside corresponding leather cabinet handles, available in 4- or 6-inch borehole lengths. One big advantage of opting for soft leather pulls and handles? No bruised hips from bumping into protruding hardware on your kitchen cabinets!
Southern Hills Black Cabinet Knobs
These chunky black cabinet knobs make a strong statement when paired with white cabinets and drawers—although they look just as great on wood grain and colored cabinets as well. Moreover, they’re made with a single borehole and two raised teeth that hold them in place. The black satin finish is easy to keep clean.
Francisco Cabinet Handle Pull
Clear acrylic inserts add a sophisticated and modern touch to these cabinet handles. They’re available in chrome, matte black and champagne bronze, with the latter giving us The Great Gatsby vibes. They’re the perfect option if you’re looking for kitchen cabinet hardware ideas on a budget that make your house look expensive.
Pearson Drawer Pulls
Elevate your kitchen cabinets with this luxurious high-end hardware, offered in three sizes. Crafted by hand using solid brass and available in seven black or metallic coatings, these faceted handles and knobs add a touch of sophistication to any kitchen. To maintain their pristine appearance, avoid cleaning them with harsh chemicals.
Crystal Glass Cabinet Knobs
We’ll admit it—we’re dazzled by the array of pretty colors in this line of glass cabinet knobs. Sky blue, ruby red or lime green? Or maybe all three? The knobs have a vintage look, but if you want to go bold, install them on cabinets that already have a strong color. You can afford to experiment at $12 for a pack of 10.
Courtly Check Drawer Pull
Do you want to make a bold statement with your kitchen cabinet hardware? Then look no further than these hand-painted ceramic and brass pulls. Featuring a striking black and white checkerboard pattern, they’ll serve as the focal point—and a conversation starter—on kitchen cabinets. While a bit pricey, we think they’re a worthwhile investment that creates a lasting impression.
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