glass cabinet. Monday , February 26th , 2018 - 05:06:35 AM
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.
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.
Enjoy expressing yourself with your glass knobs and look at it as not only a long term investment in your home and kitchen, that will have tangible and intangible benefits, but also an investment in yourself. This is an opportunity to dress up your kitchen in a way that mirrors your style, tastes and personality, with glass cabinet knobs.
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