Whether you are redesigning a single room or renovating your entire home, it can take weeks or even months to plan the details before you can even think about starting the actual, physical work. There will be big decisions about how you will divide up space and how you will use each area. There will also be decisions which are apparently smaller but which will have a huge impact on the enjoyment you will gain from your remodelling efforts. These small finishing touches include details such as door handles, locks and cabinet pulls. Choosing the right finish or style for these items of builders hardware may seem minor details, but it matters more than you might think. These are fittings that you see and use every day, and getting them right brings a sense of completeness to your home and adds the touch of style that will give you hours of pleasure in the future.
The practical details
Hinges and locks may not seem very exciting, but these items of builders hardware will impact your quality of life. How will you open your cabinets? How will your doors close and be secured? Look for handles and pulls that are comfortable to hold rather than pulls that will cramp your hand every time you use them. Decide whether you want cabinets that close slowly and quietly or whether you are content to close them manually every time. Think through the different types of locking mechanisms that are available and consider which offers the best security for your property.
Which finish should you choose?
There are no fixed rules for selecting the perfect finish for your cabinet pulls and other items of builders hardware. When making your choice, think about the other pieces of furniture in the room and how your new doors and cabinets will relate to them. You might consider a brushed nickel or brass or even a black anodized finish for your hinges, locksets or cabinet knobs. In other cases, you could consider developing a theme across one or more rooms in your property. Why not think about elegant glass pulls? Or, for a children's room, you could try a sports, animals or princess theme for the items of builders hardware for the dressers or cabinets.
Whichever items of builders hardware you decide to purchase, it is essential that you get them fitted by a competent tradesman who offers a high-quality service which will ensure you have home fittings that will provide you with many years of service.