Types of Knobs and Finishes That Work Well With White

 

White is a great color for many rooms in your home, especially your kitchen. A white kitchen brings to mind an atmosphere of cleanliness and freshness, which is just what you want in the place where you prepare and sometimes eat your meals. However, some people may be concerned that a white kitchen is too plain and that it doesn’t have enough life to it. A great way to solve that problem is to spruce up your white kitchen with colorful knobs and hardware.

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A Guide to Cabinet Hardware Finishes

A guide to Cabinet Hardware Finishes

Getting the right finish for your kitchen cabinets can make the difference between a good and a great space. The right finish offsets other design choices in your kitchen. For example, you can match your appliances to your hardware finish to create a sophisticated, coordinated look. Alternatively, you can use your kitchen cabinet hardware finishes to show off your fun-loving personality, choosing a bright metal or unique design.

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Stainless Steel Hardware Care

Do you have what it takes to deploy effective stainless steel hardware care? Cabinet hardware that consists of stainless steel will dazzle if you know how to maintain it properly. To fully understand stainless steel hardware care, let’s take a closer look at stainless steel and the importance of proper stainless steel kitchen cabinet hardware care and maintenance.

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Stainless Steel Hardware Care

Stainless steel is a high quality, sturdy alloy containing at least 10.5 percent chromium. Chromium is essential because it’s the component that helps prevent rust. Without proper care, though, stainless steel can corrode. Follow these guidelines using items commonly found in the kitchen. They’ll keep your stainless steel hardware bright, shining and unblemished.

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The China factor in the hardware factory

For many years now, a wide variety of products sold in the U.S. have been manufactured in Asian countries, especially, and perhaps most voluminously, China. The “Asian Tigers” – small but developed economic powers such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea – were slowly pushed out of their games of innovation and affordable mass production by the sheer size of the labor force in mainland China. With industrial and factory hubs crowding the coastal regions of Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Fujian, as well as the city of Shanghai, the People’s Republic has had a growing influence over global commerce due to the volume of products its economy can produce. Its factories churn out products manufactured from a huge range of materials, from durable goods like metals and plastics, to high-tech electronics, to porcelain and glassware. Meanwhile, its repositories of raw materials to lubricate the gears of their economy of production have swelled to so great a size that China has cornered the market on many commodities to such a point that it can, and does, control the price of goods at a whim.

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