Modern hardware is a great aesthetic alternative to standard chrome and brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze and gives a bathroom a more traditional look and feel. Working on a budget? If you don’t want to purchase all the matching accessories and you have other brass items in your bathroom, such as an old light switch plate or cabinet knobs, you can always use a brass darkening solution to make all the hardware match.
Cabinetry in a medium oak finish and natural Silestone countertops are a perfect pair in the HGTV Dream Home 2010 butler's pantry, conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen. The pantry includes modern cabinet hardware, Sub-Zero 424 wine storage and a compact Sub-Zero combination drawer that provides storage for both fresh and frozen food items.
This beautiful white kitchen makes use of all the modern conveniences. The use of pop-up countertop receptacles enables the uninterrupted flow of the glass backsplash. The articulating faucet adds whimsy and fun to the structured design of the kitchen's straight and clean lines. Special features such as long lift-up hardware, compact European appliances, white quartz countertops, demi-high units housing the oven and microwave, an integrated refrigerator, a compact wall-mounted wine chiller and grain match veneer give this kitchen the finishing edge.
Wood cabinets and accents, including a striking pair of modern, slatted wood pendants, lend an earthy vibe to this modern, open plan kitchen. Cabinet hardware is clean and minimal. A gray tile backsplash mirrors the soft gray hue of the walls.
A stainless steel refrigerator breaks up the modern gray cabinets in this minimalistic kitchen. Linear hardware on the cabinetry is subtle creating seamless storage space. The clean lines of the space are carried over to the kitchen island with thick, neutral counters, which add a contrasting color to the gray cabinets.
A contemporary kitchen equipped with Cosmos granite countertops is beautiful and functional with high-end appliances throughout, like a warming drawer and professional-grade range. Modern cabinet hardware continues the sleek look of the stainless steel appliances throughout the space.
Chrome, nickel and stainless steel finishes will never go out of style, but warm metallics offer a fresh, modern look. For a quick update, consider replacing your lighting, faucet or cabinet hardware with products in gleaming brass or bronze like the ones in this chic space. “The updated satin brass cabinet hardware is really striking against the simple shaker cabinets,” says designer Elizabeth Lawson.
Use a high gloss paint in a color that matches your other decor on some of your cabinets to give your kitchen a luxury lacquer look. Use the same hardware throughout the kitchen to maintain a cohesive look, as designer Diane Foreman did in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner.