An affordable way to update the look of a kitchen is to add hardware to the cabinets and drawers. While many people don’t realize how much of a visual impact hardware can have on a kitchen, it does help to break up the monotony of nondescript cabinet doors. Taking the time to choose the right hardware to pair with the overall design of a kitchen is something that should be carefully considered.
|What you can expect|
|Range per hardware:||$15.69||$50.59|
|Range for this type of project:||$78||$253|
Basic Labor for Hardware Installation
Labor costs for thorough hardware installation under standard conditions. After an assessment of the space and your hardware needs, a customized template will be created for the mounting hole locations. Finally, mounting holes will be drilled, and all hardware secured.
Job Supplies for Hardware Installation
Standard supplies used in the installation process, such as fasteners, connectors, and materials to prepare and finish the surface.
|cost to install hardware|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per hardware||$0.27|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 hardware||$52.80|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 hardware||$24.91 - $80.69|
Hardware is available in a variety of different finishes. To create a seamless look within the kitchen, it’s best to choose hardware that matches well with the different finishes that are already in the kitchen. For example, black iron hardware may not provide a cohesive look in a kitchen that is outfitted with stainless steel appliances.
When choosing the style of hardware, homeowners should consider the size of the cabinet doors and drawers to ensure that the hardware is well-suited for surfaces of different shapes and sizes. Be sure that the hardware looks great on both the large and small doors and drawers. To test out different looks, homeowners may want to purchase a variety of handles and hold them against the doors and drawers to determine which one looks best.
The hardware must be both visually attractive and functional, so homeowners should take into consideration who will be using the handles to ensure that they are conveniently placed. For example, if the handles sit close to the edge of the cabinet door, it could be difficult for someone with large hands to use the handles with ease. Handles, hinges and drawer pulls endure frequent use, consider hiring a professional for accurate installation.