Cabinet Hardware 101: Learn the Basics About the Basic Options

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If you are looking to buy new cabinets, you may have noticed that there seems to be an endless list of cabinet accessories and hardware. The best way to find out about all the options – and which would work best for you – is to talk to our cabinet experts. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn the basics of cabinet hardware.

Cabinet Knobs and Pulls Are the Jewelry of Your Cabinetry

We like to think of the knobs and pulls you choose as the “jewelry” for your cabinets. The type, color, and quality you choose can have a huge impact on the overall design of the cabinets and the space they take up. Remember that they will also be some of the most used pieces of hardware throughout your home, so it pays to choose high-quality options.

Choose the Best Hinges for Your Needs

It may seem that hinges are all essentially the same but in reality there are hundreds of options. You will first want to think about the functionality. For example, do you want soft-close hinges that prevent damage to your cabinets? Then think about the look. You may want concealed options, such as European hinges. You may want traditional solid brass hinges for your inset door. If you have a specific hinge need, just let us know and we can make sure it is covered.

Get the Right Level of Security in Your Cabinet Lock

If you need locks for your cabinets then the first choice is how much security you need. If you simply want to lock the cabinet so the dog can’t get in, then you can choose ones that are all keyed the same and easy to get into. Otherwise, if you want to protect important documents and have control over who can access it then you may want cabinet locks that are either keyed uniquely or master keyed.

Lid Stays and Lid Supports Are Essential for Certain Setups

Of course, when you’re searching for cabinet hardware you are not just looking for cabinets – you are looking for hardware that works on all related items in the room in question. For example, if your setup includes chest lids, toy boxes, any door or flap that opens up, or a door or flap that opens down, then you will want the right stays and supports to prevent them from slamming down and crushing fingers.

You Have Found the Company That Can Help With It All

If you have needs that are related to cabinets then you have found the right company: Cabinet Magic. We offer custom cabinets, custom hardware, and a wealth of other options. Just give us a call at 833-251-6317 to learn more about the many options we can help you decide between.