Maximum Value Budget Projects: Hardware-BIGGEST MISTAKE
Updated knobs, handles and pulls dramatically improve the appearance of cabinets and can transform even the most countrified kitchen into a modernized space.
Cabinet hardware can easily change the entire look and feel of a room. Although it is one of the most functional items in the home, hardware is often the most underappreciated. Homeowners don't typically think that a simple knob can make such a difference in the grand scheme of things, but by swapping out many pieces of hardware in a space, it can have quite an impact on the overall look and feel of a room.
Before making the switch to new hardware, make sure you are aware of the specific design you're going for and the look you want the space to have. According to appraisal expert, Leslie Sellers, president of the Appraisal Institute, quality will exceed aesthetics for serious potential buyers. "They will notice well-made hardware almost immediately, and will appreciate the attention to detail."
Don't go into a hardware store and just pick out what looks nice: hardware is not a piece of jewelry. Instead, take some time before you purchase to browse either online or in the store, go home and reconsult your design plan and then narrow your choices down to one that works the best for the space, in function and appearance. The intent is to blend into the overall design of the room, not overwhelm it.