cheryyl. glass cabinet. February 25th , 2018.
Today, antique glass knobs are very expensive to acquire. They are highly prized by homeowners and collectors, particularly those owners who have a period house and are wanting to restore it back to its original condition. That doesn′t mean that glass cabinet knobs are out of the reach of homeowners today. While original knobs made of crystal can run upwards of $100, newly manufactured knobs are competitively priced with other knobs, anywhere from $2.50 and up, depending on the style, color and complexity of the design. Glass cabinet knobs come in all colors, shapes and sizes these days. While clear glass is always popular, you can get lovely knobs in cobalt blue, amber, red, purple, green - the list goes on. The same is true for shape. Round is a perennial favorite but you can also get hexagonal, fluted, oval and even square. And if you have a mix of knobs and pulls, you can often find matching pulls in glass as well.
There is really no secret or hard and fast rule for choosing glass cabinet knobs. The bottom line is that you can′t make a wrong choice when it comes to kitchen cabinet knobs. Once you find a knob design that appeals to you, then that is the right choice. In fact the trend of mixing and matching today could be applied to knobs as well. For instance you could choose to use a combination of glass cabinet knobs and pulls, one for kitchen cabinet doors and the other for the drawers.
Choosing Cabinet Pulls There aren′t any hard and fast rules actually when it comes to getting cabinet pulls as you are generally free to pick out whatever you feel like using. There are quite a number of pulls out there anyway so you virtually cannot run out of options to consider. When it comes to glass pulls though, go for those that are made with the hardest glass you can find to ensure that your cabinet hardware will last you a long time. Pulls, after all, get the full brunt of the force it takes to open a cabinet door so you will want something that will last for as long as you have a cabinet door to open. Other than that, feel free to choose a glass cabinet pull in the color or design that works best with your cabinet. Because pulls can be used to mildly accessorize a room, do consider getting a pull that works very well with the rest of your interiors.
Glass cabinet knobs were once extremely popular. Using a technique perfected in the early 1800s, millions of glass knobs found their way into homes, beginning in the 1920s and remaining popular until about the 1950s. It′s funny how things keep looping around in the fashion world. Everything old becomes new again and glass cabinet knobs are back in vogue after years of being out of style. It shouldn′t be too surprising that glass cabinet knobs are back in fashion, given that they offer homeowners a stunning look that is far above and beyond the ordinary metal, porcelain or wood knobs which dominate the market. In the first wave of popularity, glass knobs were something of a necessity as a country at war demanded every ounce of metal to fuel the manufacture of weapons to beat the enemy. Glass wasn′t so much the first choice, but the only choice as it was one of the few materials that weren′t rationed during the war.
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