The alternative title for this post was “We liked it so we put a washer on it.” You decide which one you’d prefer : ) It’s the first official kitchen post! And it’s a quick one.
Today I’m just going to share a little idea on how to “upgrade” cheap knobs. When looking for new knobs for our kitchen makeover we wandered around a few stores, and fell in love with one because of it’s finish. The only thing was that it was a cheaper option, and lacked any bulk.
If you take a look, the more expensive options tend to be thicker and have a better/wider base (where the knob touches the cabinet). So, in order to create the illusion that the knobs were heavier and more unique, we picked up two things… the knob itself, and a pack of stainless washers!
See how fun the finish on the knobs is? They are from Home Depot and it’s called “Antique Iron.” Bonus is that they are really inexpensive and also come in the 10 pack option.
We simply installed them like normal, but added the washer between the cabinet door and the knob. The factory screws still worked, and the washers can be picked up in packs of three like this, for around $1!
A wider base is not only a characteristic of more expensive knobs, it also holds better on a cabinet (in my experience) and you spend a lot less time tightening screws over time.
What do you think? Does it help the knobs look beefier? Are you hungry now? I can’t wait to share more about the kitchen- stay tuned for more!
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Lee Hernandez says
Your idea turned out great! I have lived in this current house since1998. The kitchen has 54 cupboards and drawers, so I’ve dreaded the the thought of purchasing that many. But this seems like a viable solution, and looks just right. Thanks for sharing. Lee
Thank you, Lee! 54 cupboards sounds like an amazing kitchen! Hope this helps : )
It’s genius! It really does have a high end look. Your cabinets are very pretty. Thanks for linking up to The Creative Circle.