Hardware Styles for Flat-Panel Cabinets
Flat-panel cabinets, also called slab cabinets, are extremely popular in contemporary kitchens. In addition to the finish of the cabinets themselves, you’ll choose the hardware styles that best offer the look you want when the cabinets are installed. Your custom-cabinet marker can help you make the right selection. This look at some popular hardware styles will also help you make up your mind.
Tubular Pull Bars
Tubular pull bars are among the most popular choices for flat-panel cabinets. They are round and often made of stainless steel, and they can run the length of your cabinets or be placed in the center of the cabinets, taking up a smaller amount of space. They are usually designed with ends that are flush with the fasteners, so that there are no edges sticking out, but you can also find styles that have elongated handles as well. If you like the look of pull bars but don’t want a tubular style, look for flat pull bars, which have a flat piece of steel rather than a round bar.
Recessed pulls look similar to the kinds of pulls used on filing cabinets. They sit in a depressed area of the cabinets, so that you can stick a hand in to pull the cabinet open. Recessed pulls are often made of stainless steel, so that they stand out from the panel, but there are also wood varieties that are finished to match the cabinets, so that they blend in completely.
With hidden-touch latches, you won’t be able to see any hardware at all. Inside the cabinet is a latch that holds the cabinet closed. You press the surface of the cabinet to disengage the latch, popping the door open. These latches work best on surfaces without high gloss, so fingerprints don’t show.
Seaton’s Custom Cabinetry in Cottage Grove, MN works closely with customers to find the best cabinets and hardware for their home styles. Contact this family-owned business to learn more about custom cabinetry by calling (651) 769-0642.