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Update your cabinet hardware - fast and easy

Posted by John on 1/10/2011
Upgrade the look of your kitchen - fast and easily by replacing your out of date cabinet hardware. Almost anyone can update your kitchen to reflect today’s trends in new finishes like satin nickel and oil rubbed bronze highlighted. With just a screw driver and tape measure, even a novice do-it-yourselfer can successfully add new hardware and update style of your kitchen. You can replace your cabinet hardware in as few as three minutes per cabinet and on a budget of $150 or less.

You can upgrade all of your kitchen hardware in as little as an hour, depending on the number of knobs and pulls, and whether or not they replace the hinges. To get started, consider what kind of hardware to include in your kitchen that will best reflect the style you’d like to achieve. Popular styles include contemporary, transitional, and traditional. There is a large selection to choose from when replacing decorative hardware - just choose what you like. It can often be overwhelming to decide on styles and finishes. One thing to keep in mind when doing a quick makeover is to replace knobs with knobs, and pulls with pulls, to keep installation as simple as possible, save time, and avoid drilling unnecessary holes in your cabinets.

Another tip to keep your kitchen makeover quick and simple is to count twice, measure twice, and buy once. To ensure you come home with the right number of knobs and pulls count all of your knobs and pulls twice. For pulls, it is very important to measure the space between screw holes, as this will be the center-to-center size you will need to purchase. It will likely be 3" or 96 mm (3.75"). In addition, make sure you replace the functional hardware, if visible. Don’t forget about hinges! If the existing cabinet hinges are visible and the new hardware is a different finish, you will want to replace them as well. 

Another way to save installation time is to use an electric screwdriver or drill to remove and reinstall your hardware. It's fast and easy!! offers products from Belwith, Hickory Hardware and Period Brass that deliver the style, function, and value that consumers seek in today’s marketplace. Find a style that doesn’t just look good, but also makes you feel good and reflects your style.

Finally, sit back and enjoy lunch with your family in your newly made-over kitchen!
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