We finally finished replacing all the knobs and pulls in the kitchen. It is completely ridiculous that it tooks us months to complete such a simple task. For months we had this crazy hybrid mix of knobs and pulls in three finishes.
- The antique bronze was the original finish chosen by the builder. They were dark, boring, and not our preference. But they were functional and we did not plan to change them out. Then I noticed the finish was scratching off the knobs, revealing a dull silver underneath.
- I found the satin nickel knobs at Target and fell in love. I think they were 10 per pack for $14.99. They also have this style at Home Depot for $2.99 each. These knobs instantly brought a little glam and sparkle to the kitchen. They look great with the stainless appliances.
- The stainless steel bar pulls were a failed attempt to coordinate with the new nickel knobs. I wanted the bin pull style that was originally installed in bronze, but I could not find them in satin nickel with 3″ spacing for the screws. I found 2.5″ at Target, which did not work with the holes already drilled in the drawers. I have always liked the modern bar pulls. Unfortunately, they did not look right wih the new knobs. I could not figure out if it was the stainless vs. satin finish or the way the light hit the curves. Either way they were not a fit.
After a few months of random knobs and pulls I was about to look online to order something, but a trip to Home Depot solved my problem. I went to pick something else up and accidentally wandered through the knob aisle. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the nickel bin pulls I dreamed off. I was skepical, but when I took a closer look they were exactly what I wanted. The little drawer they were in had a sticker on it saying “NEW”. They actually had holes for 3″ and 2.5″ screw spacing. They were a nice bright satin nickel finish.
Even at $4.99 per pull I did not flinch at picking up the 10 I needed. It is amazing how a long wait and then finding exactly what you want can make you look past the price tag. The $50 for pulls, along with the knobs from Target put the total around $80 to replace all the knobs in the kitchen. I even had 6 leftover knobs for the built-ins in the living room.