One of the easiest ways to give your home a new look is to change the hardware on your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. It is one of the least expensive remodels you can do, and it can be done in a weekend.
It is relatively easy to change your cabinet knobs. The hardest part will be deciding which knobs to purchase. You need to make sure your knobs match the existing or planned décor of your home. Sometimes that is easier said than done!
My husband Matt and I are currently trying to decide which knobs to purchase for our kitchen and the bathroom off the kitchen. While searching online I found some really unique knobs on a site calledKast Concrete Decor. I love their knobs as they are hand-made of concrete. My kitchen is a cross of rustic country meets Shabby Chic so I think the concrete knobs will fit my decor well and give it a unique look.
For the kitchen I want a fancier knob but for the bathroom I think I should go a little simpler like in the second photo below.
Photo Credit: Kast Concrete Decor
Photo credit: Kast Concrete Decor
Replacing the knobs is easy.
Remove the old knobs and pulls with a screwdriver. You’ll have to empty out your drawers first. If the cabinet area around the knob is dirty, clean it while you have the knobs off or plan on purchasing back plates to cover up any scratches, dings or stains you can’t remove with a good cleaning.
If you’re just replacing knobs with new cabinet knobs, it should be a simple matter. However, if you’re replacing pulls or handles with cabinet knobs, you may have to do some extra work, filling the two holes that were used for a pull and then drilling a new hole for the single knob. The best way to do this is to make a master template for the placement of a knob on the drawers. Do one drawer, make the template based on that drawer and then use it for the others. This will help you make sure that the hole is in the same place and at the same height on every cabinet drawer facing.
Remember that if you use back plates with the knobs, you may need slightly longer screws than those that came with the knobs.
With the resale value of homes flat, sprucing up your kitchen and bathrooms with new cabinet knobs is an easy way to make your house more appealing.
For more information on concrete knobs please be sure to visit Kast Concrete Decor