Why Choose Cast Iron Cabinet Hardware For Your Kitchen?
The kitchen is the heart of every home and when it comes to renovating, it is usually the room given the biggest budget spend. After making decisions about appliances and worktops, cabinet hardware (also called cabinet furniture), is often an overlooked consideration. And yet the choice of cupboard knobs, drawer pulls and handles can unite the whole kitchen design, giving that all important finishing touch.
So where do you start? There are many choices on the market and it can be difficult to know what to choose. Trends come and go, therefore it is often better to find something simple and timeless that will have long lasting appeal. Cast iron cabinet hardware is a great choice and the different finishes work well for most styles of kitchen. Read on to find out how you can be one step ahead for your kitchen style ideas.
Burnished vs Antique Cast Iron Finishes
The two main finishes for cast iron cabinet hardware are burnished and antique. These cast iron finishes offer a choice of different style and design. Deciding which one is most suitable will depend upon the overall look you want for your kitchen. Are you aiming for an upmarket, traditional style? Or a rustic, farmhouse look? See below for the right finish for your kitchen.
Burnished Cast Iron Cabinet Furniture
A burnished finish is the description used for polished metals. Burnishing involves rubbing or grinding a metal to produce a smooth, shinier surface.
Cast iron is a naturally rough, dark metal but when burnished it has a smoother, shinier silver-grey finish. Burnished cast iron cabinet furniture is also lacquered to protect the metal from rusting.
The tone of burnished cast iron is softer than chrome and is a good alternative if you are looking for a sivery metal but don;t want to bright finish of chrome.
Antique Cast Iron Cabinet Furniture
Cast iron cabinet furniture with an antique finish is the perfect choice for rustic style kitchens. This finish has a darker grey colour and is much rougher, more akin to the natural metal. To protect from oxidisation and to give this antique effect, the items are tumbled in a light oil. Antique cast iron is perfect for farmhouse style, rustic kitchens, with more of a focus on utiliarian design.
See our range of cast iron cupboard knobs, drawer handles and cup pulls HERE. Why not mix and match the knobs and pulls for a unique look.
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