Top Knobs Featured in Six Winning KBDN Design Awards Projects

The inaugural KBDN Design Awards winning projects featured today’s top kitchen & bath design trends, and Top Knobs cabinet hardware took center stage! Featured in six winning projects, Top Knobs helped contribute to the expansive storage capabilities and beautiful metal finishes that were common in so many of the winning projects seen below.

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-4-19-53-pmIn the Kitchens Over $100,000 category, a 440-sq.ft. wood themed kitchen by Stimmel Consulting Group, Inc. in Ambler, PA took the silver prize. The kitchen featured natural, earthy elements and reclaimed barn wood for an out-of-the-ordinary natural look. The reclaimed wood custom cabinets were finished with Brushed Satin Nickel pulls from Top Knobs for a clean shine that left the kitchen with a modern look and feel.


screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-4-30-10-pmPreviously a horse carriage storage shed, the bronze winner of the Under $50,000 Kitchen is a historic building in Crested Butte, CO. The building owners chose to restore the carriage shed and transform it into a vacation cabin rental with a modern twist. Light colored cabinetry complete with Top Knobs Pewter Cup Pulls off-set the darker elements of the room, including a reclaimed oak floor and backsplash.


screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-4-42-17-pmIn the Kitchen Showroom category, Nar Bustamante Fine Carpentry in Carmichael, CA took silver for using new materials in a distinct way. Nar Bustamante was challenged with using corporate approved colors to achieve a warm, luxurious and modern look while showcasing his clients’ stoves and stone. Pewter Pine cabinetry added a contrast against the white and stainless appliances which were completed with Top Knobs Mercer Tab and Appliance Pulls.


screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-4-45-57-pmNar Bustamante Fine Carpentry also took home the bronze in the Master Bathrooms under $30,000 category for their minimalist bathroom project. The owners of the bathroom wanted to take advantage of the natural light in the shower area while still ensuring their privacy. This natural light spills over into the bathroom vanity which is made up of pure white quartz and rift white oak, finished off with Aspen and Europa pulls from Top Knobs.


screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-9-09-28-amAlso a bronze winner in the Master Bathrooms under $30,000 category, designer Sara Lee devised a new floor plan that expands the owner’s bathroom by nearly 30 square feet. The zen inspired bathroom featured a standing tub with a waterfall faucet and a separate shower space. A custom vanity topped with marble granite and a widespread faucet was completed with Oil Rubbed Bronze pulls from Top Knobs.

 


screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-9-14-49-amLast but not least, Nar Bustamante Fine Carpentry won another bronze award in the Powder Room category. The unique space combines a rustic, industrial and luxury look to create an eclectic design. The room features a mix of reclaimed wood, steel and modern fixtures including a vanity made up of a reclaimed wooden slab. To complete the rustic look, the vanity includes Top Knobs 3″ Bit Pulls in Patina Rouge.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you for using Top Knobs! To view the complete list of winning projects, check out the August issue of KBDN Magazine here.

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Transcend Collection brings a modern look to a colonial kitchen

With help from designer Sarah Robertson, interior designer Suzanne McGrath set out to re-design her home kitchen with the primary goal of re-vamping the space to feature an expansive storage capacity in an open and welcoming way.

screen-shot-2016-09-07-at-4-19-24-pmThe renovation, featured on today.com by Houzz contributor Mitchell Parker, included custom cabinets to hold every item imaginable, including a recessed paper towel holder, a mixer shelf, a spice drawer, a custom knife block drawer and slots for baking sheets.

Even more unique is a wide spice drawer to the left of the range to organizes jars. “You can read the labels and don’t have to reach for ones high up,” Robertson says. “It’s a great setup right by a range. When I redo my own kitchen, I’m going to put in two.”

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Top Knobs Transcend Ascendra Pulls accent this colonial kitchen featured on Houzz

 

Light blue subway tiles were used as a backsplash to provide a bit of color to the 1920s Colonial-style home. To modernize the look, hints of stainless steel appliances and cabinet hardware were used throughout the kitchen as well.  “It could be interpreted either way — modern or traditional. That’s what I like about it,” says Robertson.

The custom cabinets were complete with Ascendra knobs and pulls from the Top Knobs Transcend collection.

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Read the complete article on Today.com or view the slideshow on Houzz.

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Handcrafted excellence in decorative hardware

Top Knobs strives to offer designers decorative cabinet hardware that’s crafted with tradition and built to last. That’s where the Aspen and Aspen II Collections come in. Both are created from 90% recycled bronze and hand-finished for a beautiful, elegant style at an affordable price.

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Raw bronze, the beginnings of the Top Knobs Aspen Collection.

What began 5,000 years ago as the standard for creating art, jewelry and armor has become the standard of excellence. Intricate copper formulas and traditional casting techniques are infused into each handcrafted Top Knobs design.

Each piece is coated with a proprietary sealed finish that helps Aspen’s light patina and natural distressed look stay protected from age and wear.

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Molds are filled with hot liquid bronze to create the Aspen Collection

Every Aspen piece is hand-cast and hand finished, which accentuates the one-of-a kind look and feel. Made with solid castings of artisan grade bronze, the quality of Top Knobs can be felt in the palm of your hand.

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Hand filed and handfinished

Available in a variety of Old World inspired shapes – twig pulls, button knobs, cup pulls, square knobs, rounded pulls, flat sided pulls, peak knobs, rounded knobs, egg knobs and decorative backplates in an assortment of shapes – Aspen and Aspen II fit many decorative styles.

For traditional spaces, the Aspen Collection is a match in four finishes: Light Bronze, Medium Bronze, Mahogany Bronze, and Silicon Bronze Light.

For more transitional spaces, the Aspen II collection includes the same handcrafted cast bronze designs in three contemporary plated finishes: Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Brushed Satin Nickel.

Top Knobs Aspen II

Top Knobs Aspen II Cabinet Hardware

Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire Aspen and Aspen II Collections.

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Aspen Collection

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Top Knobs voted Readers’ Choice Award Winner for fourth year

Top Knobs, known for their exceptional cabinet hardware, has been voted a 2016 Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award winner in the Decorative Hardware Category for the fourth consecutive year. More than 11,000 votes were cast by Kitchen & Bath Business readers for the best brands in 25 distinct kitchen and bath categories.

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The voting criterion for the Decorative Hardware Category was based on style, aesthetics and the ability to coordinate with fixtures. Overall criterion included local availability, price point and supplier/manufacturer support.

“Being voted a 2016 Kitchen & Bath Business Readers’ Choice Award winner for the fourth year in a row is quite an honor,” states David Tyler, vice president of marketing for Top Knobs. “Top Knobs strives to offer excellent customer service in conjunction with a wide selection of high-quality products, styles and finishes. We proudly offer our showroom partners same day or next day shipping, meaning they can count on receiving their Top Knobs order quickly and correctly.”

For more information about the complete line of Top Knobs decorative hardware, visit www.topknobs.com . Stay connected! Follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.

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Bath Collections from Top Knobs add detail and style

Accents for exceptional spaces. That’s the definition of Top Knobs Bath Collections.

Inspiring beautiful bathrooms, the hardware collections offers a beautiful balance between form and function. An ideal way to add long lasting style and personality to any bathroom, the bath collections feature a range of towel rings and bars, tissue holders and hooks for a unified and calming effect.

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Assortment of finishes and styles in the Top Knobs Bath Collections

Plus, the Top Knobs Bath Collections are available in an assortment of finishes, from the traditional – Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, and Oil Rubbed Bronze – to the more specialized and unique -Antique Pewter, German Bronze, Flat Black, Tuscan Bronze, Brushed Bronze, and Pewter Antique.

Top Knobs Bath Collections include Aqua, Edwardian, Hopewell, Hudson, Stratton, and Tuscany collections.

Towel Bar: Aqua Bath Collection

Towel Bar: Aqua Bath Collection

Edwardian Bath Collection from Top Knobs

Edwardian Bath Collection

Hook from the Hopewell Bath Collection

Hook from the Hopewell Bath Collection

Tissue Holder: Hudson Bath Collection

Tissue Holder: Hudson Bath Collection

Stratton Bath Collection

Stratton Bath Collection

Hook: Tuscany Bath Collection

Hook: Tuscany Bath Collection

All Top Knobs Bath Collection products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. Visit www.topknobs.com for a detailed view of the collections.

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Top Knobs helps Rejuvenate and Re-Organize 1970’s Kitchen

This Old House Magazine explores how Connecticut homeowners Elizabeth and Dough Kemp transform their dated 1970’s kitchen into an open gathering place for friends and family, featuring Top Knobs decorative hardware.

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For Elizabeth, storage and organization in the kitchen was a key component in the renovation. “I like having everything in its place,” says Elizabeth. “Like dedicated shelves for baking racks and trays.”

02-multitaskerThe Kemp family worked alongside designer Terry Scarborough of Deane Inc., and contractor Chris Kuehn of Longridge Builders to enlarge the kitchen and create an open, free-flowing space. Flat-panel cabinets, sleek pulls and neutral colors kept the feel of the space both fun and semi-formal.

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The Kemp’s accented their new cabinets and storage space with various sized Top Knobs Square Bar Pulls from the Nouveau III collection for a sleek and trendy finish.

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View the slideshow on thisoldhouse.com. Original story by Deborah Baldwin. Photography by John Gruen.

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Luxor series combines elements of ancient royalty with modern beauty

Luxor, the renowned Egyptian temple city and site of the famous city of Thebes, the City of a Hundred Gates, serves as the inspiration for the Top Knobs Luxor decorative hardware series. Part of the Passport Collection, the Luxor series embodies an international feel and a hint of ancient royalty blended to appeal to modern design aesthetics.

Top Knobs Luxor series decorative cabinet hardware

Top Knobs Luxor series decorative cabinet hardware

The breathtaking papyrus-shaped columns, stunning hand carvings and glimpses of a royal past, represent the special elements in the Luxor series. Just as the Temple of Luxor is known for high social status and exceptional luxury, the Luxor series captures its essence with handsome pulls and regal hardware.

Other series and inspirations in the Top Knobs Passport Collection include Rome’s Trevi Fountain, China’s Great Wall, Australia’s Sydney Harbour, London’s Tower Bridge and Africa’s Victoria Falls.

Luxor Pull 5 Inch (c-c) in Brushed Satin Nickel TK198BSN

Luxor Pull 5 Inch (c-c) in Brushed Satin Nickel TK198BSN

Top Knobs Luxor is available in a mix of five popular finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique and Umbrio. The series includes three pulls – 3 3/4″ , 5″ and 12″ appliance pull – and three knob styles – 2 1/2″ T knob, 7/8″ small knob, and 1 1/4″ large knob.

Knobs and pulls in the Luxor series range from $4.90 to $109.00. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire collection. For more information, view the catalog here.

 

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Personalizing Appliances with Appliance Pulls

Appliance pulls from Top Knobs offer an opportunity to personalize appliances in a way that is both elegant and durable – all while creating a coordinating look in the kitchen. The Appliance Pull collection  is offered in a variety of styles and 8 different lengths to match any design scheme.

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.

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What exactly is an Appliance Pull?
An Appliance Pull is typically used on a paneled refrigerator, freezer, trash compactor, or dishwasher where the front of the appliance looks like a cabinet face rather than an appliance. The Appliance Pull is used to open the appliance door. Top Knobs has 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 knobs and pulls on the other cabinets and drawers.

What are the lengths of your Appliance Pulls?
Top Knobs Appliance Pulls range in length from 8″ to 30″.

How do I install an Appliance Pull?
It is best to refer to the manufacturer’s installation manual of your appliance. We recommend professional installation by a Top Knobs showroom dealer.

All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire collection. For more information, view our catalog here.

 

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Top Knobs wins three ADEX Awards

Top Knobs has been awarded three 2016 ADEX Awards For Design Excellence. Aspen II, Stainless Steel and Transcend decorative hardware collections received accolades for their product design.

Platinum: Top Knobs Aspen II Collection

Top Knobs Aspen II

Handcrafted cast bronze designs in contemporary finishes. Like the original Aspen Collection, each solid bronze Aspen II piece is hand-cast from 90% recycled bronze and hand-finished for a beautiful, elegant style at an affordable price. The 43 products are available in three plated finishes: Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Brushed Satin Nickel.

Gold: Stainless Steel Collection

Stainless Steel

This expanded collection of decorative hardware offers a clean, modern and minimalistic look that can be seamlessly integrated into any kitchen design. The new shapes and polished stainless finish add variety to existing Top Knobs stainless steel styles. Each piece is designed to coordinate with high-end stainless steel appliances  – ideal for designers and homeowners that want a matching look for their kitchen. The new polished stainless finish is for those that want hardware with a bit of extra shine.

Silver: Top Knobs Transcend Collection

Top Knobs Transcend decorative hardware

Modern cabinet hardware for today’s transitional spaces, Transcend is a collection of decorative hardware in a coordinating mix of shapes, sizes and finishes. Composed of 33 different shaped products, the five series cabinet hardware collection is available in five contemporary finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio.

ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product & project design in the A&D industry. Designjournalmag.com, the international trade resource for interior designers, architects and facility managers since 1988, is the sponsor of the ADEX Awards.

An anonymous panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry conducts all voting for the ADEX Awards. ADEX judges are among the A&D industry’s most respected in their respective areas of expertise. The ADEX Award represents the best product and project designs of the year in the opinion of those who matter the most.

 

 

 

Top Knobs adds life to a rowhouse kitchen

In Mount Pleasant, Washington D.C., rowhouse homeowners Lydia Pelliccia and Craig Schumpert transformed their narrow, dark galley kitchen into a spacious, family-friendly kitchen. The kitchen renovation includes Top Knobs decorative hardware and was featured in The Washington Post.

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“We cook a lot for ourselves and entertain fairly regularly, and we wanted stuff within reach,” says Schumpert. “We wanted to be able to minimize clutter and didn’t want to bump into each other all the time when cooking.” He and Pelliccia wanted to be able to prepare dinner while having their daughter, Lola, 9, sitting nearby doing homework.

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Interior designer Carmel Greer of District Design removed the interior walls on the main floor and expanding the kitchen to the full width of the house, placing the living area in front and the dining area in back. The kitchen is now the centerpiece of this house, and light floods in from both directions.

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pulls grace this Maryland kitchen.

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pulls grace this Maryland kitchen.

Greer accented the lower cabinets with Top Knobs Pennington bar pulls in Brushed Satin Nickel. The contemporty bar pulls are available in 11 sizes, from 3″ to 37 3/16, and in five finishes, Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Polished Chrome, to match a variety of decors.

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pull

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pull

Read the complete article on The Washington Post.

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