Most of us live in homes where we consider design as something we think about when we buy upholstery, tables and chairs, lamps, flooring and artwork. Design enters our kitchens and baths when we choose cabinets, tile, lighting, countertops, and even shower curtains and towels.
Some people believe that even the smallest details in our homes can reflect our style. Why shouldn’t everything we use, everything we touch, be something that is beautiful, something that we love?
The design world is filled with artists who let us show our inner art lover shine. A number of artists and hardware manufacturers give us the chance to be art collectors on a miniature scale. Their product-cabinet hardware knobs.
Yes, cabinet hardware knobs are plentiful in hardware stores, home improvement centers, and home décor websites. You are very likely to find anything you could imagine you would want to grace the doors and drawers in you kitchen, bathroom, and furniture. But it’s the things that you might not imagine, though, that can really draw you in after you know what to look for and check them out.
A kitchen or bath in a restored or period-style home call for cabinet hardware knobs that recall the time when these homes were first built. Reproductions are abundant, but it’s an accomplishment to honor the details that truly reflect the home’s heyday. A careful search of the Internet can yield hardware rendered in meticulous detail-the elegant geometry of the Art Deco era with a polished chrome in nickel and zinc finish, the gracious pineapple and floral motifs of the Southern Plantation style, and the hand-forged looks of Colonial America can complete the authentic look of your historic home. You can suffice with a look-alike, but when you’re striving for excellence, a little online legwork can perfectly complete your project.
For some people, it’s not about finding the perfect hardware that reflects design of the past. Instead, it’s about finding the perfect original treasure. Do you love depression glass? You can find cabinet hardware knobs in the colors of depression glass, molded and then etched in a traditional floral design. No, it’s not reproduction. Instead, it pays homage to the shapes, colors and design of an earlier time, but in a very current way.
Maybe you’re the type of person who likes to add sparkle and glow to a simple outfit. A colorful crystal bracelet and a shimmery blouse under a classic suit are your trademarks. While you might have simple white cabinets in your bathroom, you can dress them up with cabinet hardware knobs with colorful satin finishes, and a single colorful rhinestone centered on the handle to your jewelry cabinet or your makeup drawer. Why not enjoy a tiny iridescent sculpture every day?
Artists from medieval and Renaissance times created striking stained glass windows for cathedrals throughout Europe. The appeal of stained glass has not waned. What would you think about installing tiny stained glass treasures on the built-in cabinets in your den? Custom-made cabinet hardware knobs, built like tiny stained glass windows, would be a gorgeous addition for the home of an art lover.
If you like a handcrafted objects for your home, you’ve seen ceramic craftsman who create original tableware, serving dishes, baskets, vases, pitchers, colanders, bathroom accessories and lamps.. If you fill your home with these everyday works of art, and if you want to appreciate their fine work on a much tinier scale, you can find a cabinet hardware knobs in original designs, too. The colors, lines, and finishes you admire in the handcrafted kitchenware you collect can complete the look of your cabinets.