It is a sad fact of my life that I recently spent two days trying to decide on the exact style of kitchen cabinet door knobs that would complement my new kitchen. Yes two days, and I now have cabinet door knob fatigue and probably post door knob stress syndrome. What do I have to show for all this exploration of the World of cabinet door knobs? Well I have some excellent door knobs of course and I saved some money by buying my hardware at a discount price.
I also have my personal top five, all time favorite, door knobs. None of which actually found their way onto my new kitchen cabinets but all of which find their way into my conversation at the first mention of kitchen remodeling.
At number five are the most beautiful and colorful glass hands full-style blobs. I never chose them myself but the idea of making your kitchen look like the entrance to King Solomon’s mines with these primary colored jewels just crying out to be snatched, makes me think twice about my actual choice.
At number four are the incredibly quaint insect themed satin nickel caterpillars on a half-eaten leaf. These antique entomological drawer handles are not cheap but surely you have to have more money than sense to give your kitchen a garden pest theme? They were more attractive than the bronze or brass snail knobs though.
At number three I was very drawn by the light diffusing crystal prisms that send little rainbow spots all over the kitchen when struck just right by the sunlight. But I think they might drive the cat crazy.
At number two were the Knob Hill ceramic porcelain sunflower design (it was a toss-up between these and turtles) but they were just so decorative and cheerful I bought some for my bathroom cabinet to replace those dull old chrome square ones.
It was like having a whole new bathroom makeover.
At number one though is the whole of the Amerock range of cabinet door knobs, just because it gave me such pleasure to flick through all those gorgeous little pictures of lonely single knobs looking for a date. They have fifty-three and a half pages with 12 knobs on each and they will compare their prices for you. I can recommend the Amerock experience if you have a few hours to spare one day and you want to give your kitchen cabinets a treat.
Wes Wayne writes about buying kitchen cabinets online at http://www.squidoo.com/BuyingKitchenCabinetsOnline