Bathroom/Kitchen Hardware for Small and Large Remodeling

by Marcus Pickett

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Too many homeowners get obsessed with the large installations during their kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring, counters, sinks and faucets, bathtubs and showers, toilets: these items are expensive and you should give them a good deal of attention, but the final look of your new kitchen or bathroom may hinge more on small hardware items than you think. It's never too early in the remodeling process to begin to think about decorating styles. One of the more underrated components of kitchen and bathroom decorating is the kitchen and bathroom hardware.

Kitchen Hardware for Cabinets
The primary source of kitchen hardware is items for kitchen cabinets. Pulls, handles, knobs, latches, hinges, and other kitchen cabinet hardware will not only improve the convenience of your cabinetry but will have a big impact on your kitchen style and decorating. Matching your kitchen hardware is crucial. The best kitchen hardware for cabinets will be decorative in nature and accent your kitchen with the same aesthetic appeal as wall hangings.

So dominant are kitchen cabinets in the area of kitchen hardware that most homeowners will find the cabinet hardware they want for their kitchen and match the other hardware to it. Many homes have doors that lead to the garage or backyard near the kitchen. You might think about putting a door knob on this door to match your kitchen hardware. Along with matching hardware to hardware, the rest of your kitchen decorating should mesh with your cabinets. You don't want large, ornate cabinet pulls if you're planning on a contemporary kitchen. You probably don't want aluminum or stainless steel knobs for country style kitchens, either.

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Bathroom Hardware
Bathrooms have exploded in the last few decades. Older homes usually have fewer and smaller bathrooms, while modern homes tend to have multiple bathrooms and a master bath suite. With the new focus on bathroom design so, too, has bathroom hardware exploded. From cabinet hardware to shower doors, bathroom hardware for vanities, hardware for bathroom drawers, shelves, closets, and everything in between, the bathroom hardware market has you covered.

Whether you're going through a traditional bathroom hardware supply store or an online retailer, you may need help installing some of this new bathroom hardware. Of course, if you're thinking about bathroom hardware in the context of a remodel, your contractor will install the hardware. On the other hand, you may just be trying to spruce up your bathroom decorating. For this, a handyman can come in and install your bathroom hardware and take care of any other small home improvement projects that need to be done. Whatever type of contractor you need, we can help you find a reliable one in your area.

Marcus Pickett is a professional freelance writer for the home remodeling industry. He has published more than 600 articles on both regional and national topics within the home improvement industry.