If you’re looking for a way to quickly change the look of your kitchen cabinets, consider updating the hardware. This is a quick and simple fix that can majorly transform your cabinets, taking them from dull to dazzling! New hardware can make old cabinets look more modern and sleek. The best part of it all is that it can be done in hardly any time at all.
The prices for cabinet hardware range in price from as little as .99 cents each, up to much more expensive customer handmade hardware. You can purchase online, at most hardware stores as well as home decor shops. Wherever you decided to purchase there is a wide variety of options.
Before you head to the store:
- Snap a closeup of the existing knobs on the cabinets that you’re planning to replace.
- Count the number of drawer pulls/knobs you need to replace.
- Take an overall photo of the room for inspiration and color matching when you’re out shopping.
It’s super easy to change out your old hardware. Simply grab a screwdriver and carefully remove the screw from the backside of the drawer or cabinet.
If you decide to change cabinet knobs to pulls, you want to make sure of the following:
1.) Measure the spread (distance between the two screws) and position them over the original hole so that they are equally spaced on each side. 2.) Fill the original hole (and any uneven surrounding areas) with wood putty. 3.) After the wood putty has completely dried, sand smooth with a medium to fine-grit sandpaper, removing all excess filler. Paint or stain the filled area, then drill holes to fit the new screws for your pulls in the area previously marked.
Enjoy your upgrade!