Published at Monday, July 03rd, 2017 - 08:46:11 AM. Drawer. By justin.
Selecting the Perfect Drawer Hardware Choosing new drawer hardware is a great way to freshen up your kitchen or bathroom. There are so many different kinds and styles of drawer hardware that the choice can seem like a large one. You have to think about the style your cabinets have and how they fit in with the appliances or other fixtures in the room. Then quality and durability are also important issues, as are color and material of the drawer hardware. Also the size of the drawers is extremely important because even good quality hardware can be damaged by drawers that are too big for it. Here are some ideas to help you in your search for new drawer hardware. Drawer Sizes Of course people do have different sizes of drawers in their kitchens and bathrooms, and it is important to take the size of the drawer into account when selecting drawer hardware. Take the time to measure the drawers before you go shopping for hardware. Also feel how heavy the drawer is and how easy or hard it is to pull out. All of these will need to be taken into account when selecting drawer hardware. Each piece of hardware is made to pull a set amount of weight frequently, but having drawers that are heavier than the appropriate weight for the pull will cause the screws to strip and the knobs or handles to fall right off. Also purchasing the best screws for the job is important for the same reason. Heavy duty screws are needed for drawers that are very heavy or difficult to pull out. Also the size of the drawers face is also important for stylistic purposes. You should think about how big the knob or handle is and how it will look against the size of the drawer face. Types of Drawer Hardware It is also important to understand the types of drawer hardware. There are two basic kinds of hardware for drawers. Handles and knobs both offer different looks and different ways of opening the drawer. Try a few different handles and knobs to see which kind fits in your hand better. Also remember that sometimes certain handles or knobs will not work as well as other handles or knobs. It all depends on the size of your hand, your reaching abilities, and whether or not you have arthritis or other hand problems. Materials Drawer hardware is available in several different kinds of materials. Currently metal is the most common material, and there are many different kinds of metal available. Some common choices include nickel, bronze, brass, and pewter, although there are certainly more choices than just those few kinds. Usually the type of metal you choose depends entirely on the color you want. Think about how each color will look against the color of the cabinets when making a decision. In addition to metal, there are also a few other choices when it comes to materials. Glass drawer pulls are certainly making a comeback, probably because of the wide variety of choices in colors and styles. Hardware manufacturers are able to make many different variations with glass rather than metal because they have a much wider palate of color to work with. While metal hardware may be very ornate, it typically will not be very colorful. Style Style is also very important when choosing new hardware for your drawers. Style can be as simple as how the hardware looks on the drawer or as complicated as how it feels in your hand. It is a very good idea to take samples of several pieces of hardware home so that you can place them up against the drawers and see how they look.
Organizing With Map Drawers and Drawer Knobs Do you have a big organization problem? I certainly do. I can never keep track of anything, and I always need a ton of places to store my things for different projects. If you feel as disorganized as me sometimes, you should consider looking for a way to make organization easier. This means you might want to look into purchasing a set of drawers. You can buy tons of styles of closets and drawers, but my personal favorites are map drawers. This style is a closet with numerous drawers, each very, very short, each stacked one on top of another. If you have a lot of papers to file for different projects, map drawers are perfect. These drawers are typically extremely short in height, but long and wide in space. They are perfect for storing paperwork, maps, or anything else that is thin. I actually use them to store underwear and socks, because they are the perfect size. When buying map drawers, I like to decorate them with beautiful drawer knobs, that you can buy at any Walmart or Lowes. These knobs can look however you want them to look, no matter what style of room and drawer. A good looking knob is important because that is the part of the drawer that you will see and interact with, every day, when using your drawers. If you want to be more organized, youre going to need to invest in some proper equipment. If you are like me, and have tons of papers, get some map drawers!
Any content, trademark’s, or other material that might be found on the TheIqCollective.com website that is not TheIqCollective.com’s property remains the copyright of its respective owner/s. In no way does TheIqCollective.com claim ownership or responsibility for such items, and you should seek legal consent for any use of such materials from its owner.