Wait till you see the most recent pictures of the house (promise they will come this week). In the meantime this morning had been all about prep – we are dropping off the lighting fixtures and cabinet hardware today. Installation will take place this week and next! The boxes are endless- thankfully my in-laws have allowed us to ship and store all of the boxes at their house until now! Can’t wait to see everything installed soon-
Finding out that IKEA sells well-made cabinet hardware was one of the best tips we got so far. I just ordered all of our cabinet hardware for the house and the total was under $300 (plus I added in a cute cart to use in the nursery, and it was all available for purchase online). We love the final selections and can’t wait to see it on the cabinets in a few weeks!
Kitchen Cabinet Hardware-
Master Bathroom Cabinet Hardware-
Guest Bathroom Cabinet Hardware-
For the drawers
Cart for the nursery- this is perfect for odds and ends next to the dresser
Over the weekend we did some shopping and browsing. As I mentioned last week one of the places we wanted to go was IKEA to check out their cabinet hardware. I think this may have been my first time in an IKEA…we went to the store in Avon, MA- it is huge! I was most impressed with their lower level that had smaller items to purchase. We had a lot of success with cabinet hardware and bathroom fixtures and plan on making a big trip later this spring to pick up lots of odds and ends. We also now have our final count for all of our cabinet hardware (50+ pieces needed in total!) and based on what we saw and purchased as some options at IKEA we will be heading back there to make the remaining purchases (and the prices is perfect considering we have to buy so many). Here are some of our finds and purchases:
The hardware for all of our cabinets (Kitchen and Bath) is one of those details that we have to start shopping around for. Our contractors mentioned that another client recently got all of their cabinet hardware at Ikea and it looks great installed. So today, I did some browsing. I have to agree I was impressed. We are planning on doing a shopping day this Saturday to start getting ideas for furniture (West Elm– have to share with you guys the couch I love from there, Jordan’s Furniture [long-standing brand in Mass] and Ikea). Pre-shopping and browsing online is always a good idea as it prepares you for what to expect for the assortment and pricing. For the hardware, here are some of my favorites I found pre-shopping on Ikea:
I think we are leaning towards a Chrome or a Brushed Nickel finish…the Chrome might leave more finger prints so the Brushed Nickel might be a better option overall for the kitchen. What do you think? Any advice on what has worked in your Kitchen?
In the meantime, here are some inspiration images from my Houzz page..
hard to see but I love the knob/ handle combo in this kitchen