We’ve almost finished up with our kitchen and while changing out the knobs and pulls on the cabinets was a no brainer, they proved to be a bear. The old ones were stainless steel and while I understand it’s fashionable now (our sink and faucet are stainless), it never feels particularly historic and stainless steel holds fingerprints like no other surface can.
We wanted ones that matched the door knobs and light fixtures throughout the house and in particular, we wanted pulls that were reminiscent of my antique hoosier. It has two drawers (holding bar equipment and extra silver) and two large bins that once held root vegetables and other staples (one now holding towels and the other holding hats, scarves, and mittens). All feature old-fashioned bin pulls.
We have a small kitchen but as anyone who has ever changed out knobs and pulls knows, they add up fast. We managed to find some affordable knobs and bin pulls but no one seemed to have enough in stock. I ended up going to a local hardware store for some and then purchasing the rest from two different online outlets. It literally took two weeks to change them all out. We got them all installed and I was amazed at how something so small could make such a difference. The darker color is a nice contrast to the butcher block cabinets and the organized side of me likes the fact that all our cabinet and door fixtures finally match.