Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Easy Way to Update a Kitchen- How to Install Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

Disclosure: I was give product in exchange for this post, all opinions are 100% my own.

You might know that we have been doing some home improvements in our house lately, especially in our kitchen.  We are attempting to make it look nicer because it's not that big of a kitchen.  We still want it to have a wow factor even though it's small, so we have been doing some things to it lately and it is definitely starting to feel like a nice kitchen!!  When we finished putting in our back splash, I felt like it was missing something and that was kitchen hardware.  Our kitchen looked nice but I felt like the hardware gives it a much needed finished look to it.  For some reason I was hesitant to put the hardware on (we had a bad experience before and I was afraid that it was going to be hard).  Well it was super easy to do and it looks fabulous!

Here is our kitchen before- even though it's a nice kitchen it doesn't have any kind of wow factor, it's pretty plain.  

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Well not anymore!!  It's not plain at all and the hardware really adds to that!

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I think that hardware looks awesome but it's much more than just for show, it's for function too.  My kids have been really tough on our cabinets and since we didn't have any pulls or knobs on them, they would pull down on the drawers to open them.  This eventually led to this- a cabinet drawer falling off.  Once that happened I knew that we need to put some hardware on to make it easier to open and to make the weight more central.
I looked through all the fun knobs and pulls at D. Lawless Hardware and I was blown away by how many different styles and finishes there were.  They have metal ones, crystal ones, colored ones and lots of different shapes.  I decided to go with a satin nickel finish for the ones that I picked out.  I loved the squareness of these knobs and the classic look of these cup pulls.

Now for the installation.  To make it much easier and consistent, you should use a measuring tool.  All you do is put the tool up onto the cabinet door and then mark where you want to the hole to go.
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Then using the drill bit that is included with the tool, you drill a hole.
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And then lastly, you screw in the knob.
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And that's it for the knobs, so easy to do!  My husband and I were able to put on all the knobs in about 30 minutes.  And they look so great!
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For the drawers and pulls:
We measured the drawers to find the exact center.
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Then using the tool template, we marked where to drill the holes.
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And then again we drilled the holes and screwed the pull onto the drawer.
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And that's it!!  Don't they look so great?!?!
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I love how it gives our cabinets a finished look and updates it!

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And an extra bonus, our cabinets and drawers are so much easier to open now, woohoo!
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If you have been wanting to update your kitchen (or bathroom) cabinets, then you have to check out D. Lawless Hardware.  They have a huge selection and great prices too, I'm sure that you will find something that you love!  Plus you can get a 10% discount off your order if you use the code "keepingitsimple".  Go check it out now!