Top Knobs Adds a Modern Touch to a Texas Kitchen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper

Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper helped a first-time home-buying couple transform a vintage property into a modern home, complete with cabinet hardware from Top Knobs in their season 3 episode “Tiny House, Big Charm.”

Before and After Home Shots: Top Knobs Adds a Modern Touch to Kitchen on HGTV's Fixer UpperThe couple chose to purchase one of the two remaining original shotgun style houses in Waco, Texas – but it required extensive interior and exterior repairs. The couple signed on the home, transported it to an entirely new lot across town, and got to work gutting and reframing it.

Top Knobs Adds a Modern Touch to Kitchen on HGTV's Fixer Upper

The layout of the kitchen in the home was transformed in the revised floor plan. During the construction process the center section of the existing structure (formerly the bedroom) was opened up to become part of the open-concept kitchen.

Top Knobs Modern Metro Tab Pulls in Installed Kitchen ShotThe new kitchen features industrial elements and a clean design. Modern Metro Tab Pulls from the Top Knobs Sanctuary II collection in Polished Chrome were installed on the white oak cabinets. The sleek design on the tab pulls add an additional contemporary touch to the design.

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Modern Metro Tab Pulls from Top Knobs Sanctuary II

Top Knobs Modern Metro Tab Pulls from the Sanctuary II Collection

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Kingsbridge series adds modern style to Devon Collection

Inspired by English harbor towns and villages, the new Kingsbridge series by Top Knobs combines artisan details with modern style to create a sophisticated flat hardware element. Part of the Top Knobs Devon Collection, the series blends easily into any kitchen or bath design – redefining today’s transitional looks for decorative hardware.

Kingsbridge series of decorative hardware – part of the Top Knobs Devon Collection

“Wide, but not too wide… detailed, but not too ornate. Everything in the Devon collection is designed with exquisite detailing for a classic, yet modern feel,” states Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs.

“With the Kingsbridge series we feature smooth flat tops and slightly rounded edges. The base of each piece includes an extra layer of detailing with two parallel bands. And, the T shaped knobs mimic the shape of the pulls with the same wide, flat surface area.”

Smart contemporary lines unite with subtle traditional detailing in each Kingsbridge piece.

The series is available in eight sizes:

  • Three T shaped knobs: 1 3/8”, 1 7/8” and 2 3/8”
  • Four pulls: 3 3/4”, 5 1/16, 6 5/16” and 12” center-to-center sizes
  • A 12” appliance pull

Like other series in the Top Knobs Devon Collection, Kingsbridge available in eight finishes including Ash Gray, a rich on-trend gray, and Honey Bronze, a light brass tone. Other available finishes include Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio.

The character of harbor towns and villages of Devon County in southwest England inspire the Devon Collection. MSRP is $7.00 to $74.50 per piece. Available at kitchen and bath showrooms nationwide, all Top Knobs products come with a proprietary sealed finish and a lifetime warranty.

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Top Knobs Voted Kitchen & Bath Business Readers’ Choice Award Winner for Fifth consecutive year

For the fifth consecutive year, Top Knobs has been selected as a winner in the Kitchen & Bath Business Readers’ Choice Awards. Kitchen & Bath Business readers cast more than 11,000 votes for winners in 25 distinct categories. This year, Top Knobs has the privilege of being honored in both the Decorative Hardware and the Bath Accessories categories.

Top Knobs 2017 KBB Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Kitchen & Bath Business Readers’ Choice Award winners are selected based upon their ability to meet specific criteria. For the Decorative Hardware category, readers were asked to vote based upon aesthetics. In the Bath Accessories category, product design was the key component in selecting winners.

In both categories, Top Knobs was assessed on overall style and ability to coordinate with fixtures. Winners represent products that kitchen and bath professionals turn to most often for their clients.

“Top Knobs is honored to be a recipient of the Kitchen & Bath Business Readers’ Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year,” says David Tyler, vice president of marketing for Top Knobs. “We strive to meet excellence in customer satisfaction by offering nothing but high-quality products, styles and finishes. The KBB Magazine’s readers feedback means that we are meeting those goals, and we couldn’t be happier.”

 

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New Honey Bronze Grows into Top Selling Finish

Launched in January 2017 for the Top Knobs Devon Collection, Honey Bronze has grown to become one of Top Knobs’ most popular finish choices for designers and homeowners. In just months, it has become the second best selling Top Knobs finish in the Devon Collection behind Brushed Satin Nickel.

Top Knobs Devon decorative hardware in Honey Bronze Finish

Top Knobs Devon decorative hardware in Honey Bronze Finish

A soft, light brass tone, Honey Bronze puts a chic twist on classic bronze or brass finishes. The new color adds the perfect touch of old-world charm to kitchen and bath designs thanks to its stunning light golden tone. There are currently 37 knobs and pulls from the Devon Collection available in Honey Bronze. Visit www.TopKnobs.com for product details.

Devon Collection Honey Bronze

Honey Bronze product offerings to expand

Due to phenomenal customer feedback, Top Knobs plans to expand four collections to include pieces in Honey Bronze. Starting in 2018, a selection of new knobs, pulls and appliance pulls will be available in Honey Bronze finish.

Curious as to how the new finish will work in your next kitchen or bath project? Designers can take advantage of the Top Knobs Free Sample Program and “try before they buy.” All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty.

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Project Review: Modernized 1890s Brownstone Kitchen

Michele Alfano of Michele Alfano Designs, known for her modern signature, recently took on a new challenge to work with clients who prefer a more traditional style. She was asked to modernize the kitchen of a 1892 brownstone in Hoboken, NJ yet maintain the home’s historic touches. Top Knobs Somerset transitional style decorative hardware was an integral part of the design.

“The Hoboken home had great bones,” said Alfano. The designer introduced tin metal into the kitchen that brought in sophisticated and historic detailing. It not only honored the personality of Victorian homes in the 1890s, but also created an architectural focal point in this kitchen.

Brownstone-Project-Top-Knobs-Alfano-DesignsThe tin was recessed into the sheetrock ceiling directly over the island and in line with the pantry. A pure modern gesture.

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White cabinetry was accented with shades of grays. The honed gray concrete counter in combination with the polished marble-look island makes a statement. The crisp lines of the island’s waterfall stone edge swirl with attention.

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The client fell in love with the Top Knobs Somerset pull and cup pull decorative hardware collection in a brushed nickel finish. Its contemporary design with striking curves and straight edges was a nice accent to the lines of the cabinetry.

The Somerset collection offers a seamless transition between classic and contemporary. The cabinet hardware is available in 2 ½” and 3” cup pulls, nine knob styles and five style pulls: Star pulls, Voss pulls, Arendal pulls, Somerset pulls and Wire pulls. A mixture of 18 finishes varying by product style make the transitional Top Knobs collection ideal for nearly any kitchen design.

The apron front sink was a perfect selection for the kitchen. A contemporary take on a classic style, it is crafted in Silgranit, a granite composite that is ultra-cleanable and extremely durable. The client loves it.

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Layers of lighting fill the kitchen space. Recessed ceiling lighting, under-cabinet lighting and modern pendants drop from the geometric tin ceiling over the island. Opening up the back wall with a large span of windows was key to the design. Views of their garden with tons of natural light pours into their space making it feel larger.

According to Alfano, the collaboration with the client worked seamlessly and they are so happy in their new home.

Product Sources:

Designer: Michele Alfano Designs
Cabinet Millworker: Five Star Millwork
Stone Fabricator: Faithful Countertops
Sink: BLANCO IKON Apron Sink
Faucet: Grohe
Hardware: Top Knobs Somerset Pull and Cup Pulls, Brushed Nickel Finish
Countertop Perimeter: Caesarstone Concrete
Countertop Island: Statuary Neolith
Lighting: Visual Comfort Chapman Easterly
Benjamin Moore Wall Paint: Metro Gray #1459
Benjamin Moore Ceiling Paint: Dove White OC-17

 

The original version of this article cited the home as being built in the 1920s. The article has been updated to reflect the 1892 built date.

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At Home with Hollywood: Top Knobs Aspen Twig Pulls Help Transform a Surprise Kitchen Renovation

Actress Jenna Fischer, best known for the TV series The Office, recently supervised the design and surprise renovation of her sister’s St. Louis home. While Fischer was in Los Angeles, she and her designer used the technology of Houzz for inspiration and to select materials for the open concept living room, dining room and kitchen redesign.

Photo by Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath – Top Knobs Aspen Twig Pulls in Light Bronze

As part of the project, Top Knobs Aspen Twig pulls were used on upper and lower cream colored cabinets in the family’s kitchen, as well as on grey storage cabinets the entryway. The natural. rustic shape and Light Bronze finish of the decorative hardware adds an old-world touch to an otherwise contemporary kitchen design.

Top Knobs Aspen

Each solid bronze Aspen pull is hand-cast from 90% recycled bronze and hand-finished for a beautiful, elegant style. Made with solid castings of artisan grade bronze, it is quality in the palm of your hand. Aspen Twig pulls are available in 3 1/2″, 5″, 8″ and 12″ lengths. Eight finishes complement nearly any color scheme: Light Bronze, Medium Bronze, Mahogany Bronze, Silicon Bronze Light, Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, and Polished Nickel.

Photo by Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath – Top Knobs Aspen Twig Pulls in Light Bronze
Photo by Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath – Top Knobs Aspen Twig Pulls in Light Bronze

A video of the complete Houzz project and kitchen renovation including Top Knobs is available below.

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Back-to-Back Door Pulls: Moving Decorative Hardware Beyond the Kitchen

Decorative hardware isn’t just for the kitchen anymore. Bathrooms, bedrooms, showers — you name the door and Top Knobs Back-to-Back Door Pull Collection is a match. With special fittings to connect one pull to another, the collection provides the flexibility to integrate decorative cabinet hardware with doors in rooms throughout the home.

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Versatile applications

The versatility of the Back-to-Back Door Pull Collection allows the pulls to collaborate seamlessly with cabinet hardware. Exquisite attention to detail and quality enhancements make the pulls comfortable to grab no matter where they are placed on a cabinet or an interior door. The sealed finish also makes the Back-to-Back pulls a viable option for bathroom fixtures such as shower doors.

Tuscany Back-to-Back Door Pull

Tuscany Back-to-Back Door Pull

Available in a variety of collections and styles

Designers and homeowners can choose between a wide selection of Top Knobs’ most popular styles and collections including:

  • Appliance
  • Asbury
  • Hopewell
  • Normandy
  • Normandy Birdcage
  • Normandy Twist
  • Nouveau Arrow
  • Nouveau Bamboo
  • Nouveau Brook
  • Nouveau Ring
  • Somerset Finial
  • Somerset Melon
  • Somerset Weston
  • Tuscany

The collection is available in up to 12 stunning finishes including Brushed Satin Nickel, German Bronze, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Old English Copper, Patina Black, Patina Rouge, Pewter, Pewter Antique, Polished Brass, Polished Chrome, and Rust.

Prices range from to $148.30 to $662.00. All Top Knobs products come with a proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty.

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Brass decorative hardware adds sophistication to French countryside inspired kitchen

Top Knobs helps blend simplicity and sophistication in a French countryside inspired South Carolina kitchen featured in Better Homes and Gardens Beautiful Kitchens & Baths.

Brass Top Knobs hardware in French Countryside KitchenIn Charleston, Elizabeth and Mark Barnette sought after a simple and nostalgic design for their open concept kitchen. As a result, the couple opted for subtle white walls, cabinets and appliances to mimic a low country style.

Brass Top Knobs hardware in French Countryside Kitchen

One most noteworthy element is the brass accents included throughout the kitchen to lend the design a personal touch. Top Knobs Cup Pulls from the Somerset Collection and Somerset Weston Appliance Pulls in Polished Brass Finish were selected and act as the perfect statement against the white cabinetry.

Brass Top Knobs hardware in French Countryside Kitchen

Want to find out more about this kitchen renovation? Read the full story written by Kimber Mitchell and photographed by Brie Williams in the Spring 2017 special edition of Better Homes and Gardens Beautiful Kitchens and Baths.

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Feminine and Masculine Styles Intermix in the Top Knobs Devon Collection Allington and Brixton Series

Introducing two series in the Top Knobs transitional Devon Collection: the Allington series and the Brixton series.

Crafted from the highest quality materials and backed by Top Knobs’ lifetime warranty, the Allington and Brixton series feature classic shapes that easily blend with any traditional, contemporary or modern kitchen or bath design. Both series include two new finishes: Ash Gray, a rich on-trend gray, and Honey Bronze, a light brass tone.

Allington series - part of Top Knobs Devon Collection

Allington series – part of Top Knobs Devon Collection

Graceful style exudes from the Allington series. Each pull features a center floret for gentle feminine styling. The floral bud shaped knobs add a sweet touch wherever they are installed. Footed bases weight each piece to cabinetry.

Available in 5 sizes and 8 finishes:

  • Two knobs: 1” and 1 ¼”
  • Three pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, and 6 5/16” center to center sizes
  • Eight finishes: Ash Gray, Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio
Brixton

Brixton series – part of Top Knobs Devon Collection

Featuring a masculine, industrial look, the Brixton series includes knobs, pulls and appliance pulls. Classic in feel, the series works in any style design. Each has layered, pipe-like details at base. The pulls in the series are a modern interpretation of the Top Knobs Normandy pull.

Available in 10 sizes and 8 finishes:

  • Three knobs: 1 ¼” Rimmed Knob, 1 ¼” Ridged Knob and 1 ¼” Button Knob
  • Coordinating decorative back plate measuring 1 3/8”
  • Six pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 7 9/16”, 8 13/16” and 12” center to center sizes
  • Matching 12” Appliance Pull
  • Eight finishes: Ash Gray, Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio

Each piece has a MSRP of $7.00 to $74.50. The Devon Collection of 36 pieces in five series is inspired by the character of harbor towns and villages of Devon County in southwest England.  All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty.

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Taking kitchen design to the next level with Appliance Pulls

Cabinet hardware is often referred to as jewelry for the kitchen, or the icing on the cake of a beautiful kitchen design. But its one piece of hardware in particular takes kitchen designs to the next level: appliance pulls.

Appliance pulls from Top Knobs offer an opportunity to personalize appliances while creating a cohesive, coordinating look in kitchen design. Designed to coordinate with cabinet hardware, they are typically used on paneled refrigerators, freezers, trash compactors, or dishwashers where the front of the appliance looks like a cabinet face rather than an appliance. The pull is used to open the appliance door.

Top Knobs offers an extensive range of Appliance Pulls in a variety of styles and finishes. The choice of what Appliance Pull style to use is usually based on matching the cabinet hardware installed on other cabinets and drawers.

Designed to coordinate with Top Knobs pulls and knobs, some of the most popular Top Knobs Appliance Pulls include the Kara Appliance Pull, Edgewater Appliance Pull, Ascendra Appliance Pull, Hopewell Appliance Pull and Reeded Appliance Pull.

The Top Knobs Appliance Pull collection is offered in 8 different lengths to match any design scheme. Ranging in length from 8″ to 30″, each come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty.

In order to install an Appliance Pull it is best to refer to the appliance manufacturer’s installation manual. A Top Knobs showroom dealer can also assist with professional installation.

 

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