"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" is an old Christmas song that continues to be just as cute today as it was 50 years ago. Changing it a little to ask for new cabinet will make you just as happy today as you were when the song first came out.
Redecorating your kitchen by installing new hardware is a gift that keeps on giving - all year long. Asking your husband for a complete set of beautiful new knobs, pulls, handles or appliance pulls is a great way to update your kitchen - and, it gives him a great idea for a gift and you get that kitchen face lift that you've been wanting all year long . And don't forget to tell him that they are quick and easy to install as long as you replace a knob with a knob and a handle with a handle of the same size. Just remember to tell to measure twice to make sure he gets the right size. The most important dimension is the center to center distance for cabinet handles/pulls - most likely, the c to c distance will be 3", 96 mm (3.77") or 128 mm (5.08"). If you want to add hardware on your refregerator or other applainces you'll need to include applaince pulls inyour list. They start at about a c to c distance of 8" and go all the way up to 24" or more.
You can give him a hint about the style or finish you like but even better do some shopping at your local hardware store or shop on the internet to find the exact product you like. You can visit www.designerknobsandpulls.com to see over 1000 products from Belwith, Hickory Hardware, Period Brass and Keeler Brass. You can search by product type (knob, pull, etc.), by finish (siver tones, brass tones, bronze or copper, etc.), by specific family (Acanthus, Contemporary, American diner, etc.) or by a specfic finish (satin nickel, chrome, oil rubbed bronze, black, etc.). You can set up a wish list or a gift account or just make a list - oh, and don't forget to check it twice - Santa's watching.
Merry Chrstmas and Happy New Year. John