Pennington Bar Pulls add Contemporary Flair to a Space Savvy Kitchen

With help from Top Knobs decorative hardware, designer Paul Lintault of the award winning remodeling company BKC Kitchen and Bath transformed a small kitchen into a contemporary space with an abundance of storage options.

The Larkspur, Colorado kitchen design included modern fixtures and stainless steel appliances. Floors, walls, cabinetry and countertops boasted a neutral color palette while a geometric tile backsplash added a touch of modern flair.

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pull - KBC Kitchen and Bath Project

Crystal and wooden style cabinets with Manhattan style doors were installed around the kitchen. The use of both upper and lower cabinets helped to maximize storage without taking up additional space in the room.

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pull - KBC Kitchen and Bath Project

Various sized Pennington Bar Pulls from the Top Knobs Bar Pull Collection in Brushed Satin Nickel finish were used throughout the room. The clean lines of the pulls helped to create a seamless transition between the different shapes and sizes of the cabinets.

About the Pennington Collection of Bar Pulls

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pulls are available in 11 sizes and 5 popular finishes such as Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Nickel, and Flat Black to accommodate virtually any design. Try them out in your project today with the Top Knobs Free Sample Program.

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pulls

Photos courtesy of BKC Kitchen & Bath on Houzz.

 

 

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Exeter and Torbay Cabinet Pull Series from Devon Collection add Modern Style and Grace

Top Knobs offers two new cabinet pull series under the Devon Collection: introducing Exeter and Torbay series of cabinet pulls. Fine detailing and craftsmanship set these trending transitional pulls apart with subtle edging and flowing curves. New finishes, including Ash Gray and Honey Bronze, complete the launches and offer designers and homeowners greater flexibility and personalization.

“With the Exeter and Torbay series we wanted to offer cabinet pull shapes for both modern and classically style kitchens and baths,” states Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs.

“Each piece in the Collection offers incredible attention to detail and craftsmanship inspired by travels to Devon County in southwest England. The shapes may be simple, but it is the details that elevate the Exeter and Torbay pulls to the next level of transitional design.”

Devon Collection – Exeter Series

The Exeter series features a modern style bar pull that is equally at home any style kitchen. Each piece starts with the same basic bar pull shape. Each corner, where the pull bends down to attach to cabinetry, is sliced on a subtle angle to reveal an oval shaped edge.

Exeter series pulls are offered in six sizes to suit a variety of door and drawer lengths: 3 3/4″, 5 1/16″, 6 5/16″, 7 9/16″, 8 13/16″ and 12″ center-to-center.

Devon Collection – Torby Series

The Torbay series highlights a classic pull shape that adds elegance wherever it is used. Each gently shaped pull offers fluid curves at the base that spread out to elongate the shape of the piece and add effortless style to cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

Torbay is available in six sizes: 3 3/4″, 5 1/16″, 6 5/16″, 7 9/16″, 8 13/16″ and 12″ center-to-center.

Like other series in the Top Knobs Devon Collection, Exeter and Torbay are 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.

MSRP for the Devon Collection Exeter and Torbay series is $10.00 to $40.00 per piece. Available at kitchen and bath showrooms nationwide, each piece includes a proprietary sealed finish and Top Knobs lifetime warranty.

 

 

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Adding Sparkle and Shine with Crystal Inspired Decorative Hardware

A new wave of interior design trends brings crystals out of the jewelry box and into the home – and Top Knobs is ahead of the movement. With a variety of shapes and hues, crystal inspired hardware from Top Knobs will add a bit of sparkle to any room.

Top Knobs Crystal Collection

Top Knobs Crystal Collection

Crystals have a deep-rooted history on Earth dating back to the prehistoric era where they were used as protection and as a symbol of good luck. As civilization evolved, crystals served as emblems for spiritual healing and good energy. Although still used for those purposes today, crystals have found their way into the design scene through jewelry, and more recently, interiors.

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Crystal Emerald Knob, Chareau Collection

In the recently updated Top Knobs Chareau Collection, the Crystal Emerald Knob combines the clean lines of traditional Tuscan design with updated modern flair to create the perfect knob for transitional projects.

Hayley Crystal Knob, Serene Collection

Hayley Crystal Knob, Serene Collection

The all-new Serene Collection boasts a more subtle sophistication with the Hayley Crystal Knob, available in two sizes and three finishes.

Top Knobs Crystal Collection

And finally, the Crystal Collection features a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and finishes for ultimate design personalization.

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Close up on the faceted crystal details

Want to try a crystal inspired knob in your next kitchen or bath project? Designers can take advantage of the Top Knobs Free Sample Program and “try before they buy.” Visit TopKnobs.com to find out more.

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Du Verre Hardware and Top Knobs Announce Agreement to Join Forces

Hillsborough, NJ (September 5, 2017) – Du Verre Hardware and Top Knobs, jointly announce the acquisition by Top Knobs of the Du Verre Hardware brand.

Together, Top Knobs, Du Verre Hardware, Atlas Homewares, Vesta Fine Hardware, and their sister company Hardware Resources’ brands, Jeffrey Alexander and Elements, represent the most compelling product selection in the industry for cabinet hardware.

As an award-winning company, Du Verre Hardware has a strong history of raising the bar on innovative designs through progressive manufacturing techniques. Each piece of the brand’s hardware is crafted of post consumer, eco-friendly recycled aluminum fully compatible with LEED objectives. Du Verre Hardware stands for luxury, quality, originality and environmentally friendly decorative hardware.

Under the creative direction of founding partners Gina Lubin and Gavin McLean, the Du Verre brand has gained recognition throughout the design world for original hardware designs. The team has sought out the talents of an outstanding roster of award-winning designers, craftspeople and artists to create one-of-a-kind collections. Lubin has guided the creative direction of the hardware company since its inception and has created some of the most intriguing Du Verre designs to date.

“This acquisition is a significant accomplishment and marks the beginning of a new era, filled with opportunities to add to our original high design collections,” said Gina Lubin Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Du Verre Hardware. “We are proud to celebrate the joining of two iconic companies while continuing to grow the Du Verre brand and help create beautiful, sustainable environments.”

Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs commented, “Gina and Gavin founded Du Verre Hardware 18 years ago, and through their leadership and sense of style created a beautiful green friendly brand that I’ve admired for many years. We highly value Gina in her new role as we develop future innovative designs utilizing her relationships within the design community.”

ABOUT DU VERRE

Du Verre Hardware is a leader in quality and original design for contemporary cabinet hardware. With an outstanding roster of award winning designers, Du Verre Hardware collections are an indispensable resource for design loving consumers and professionals alike. Du Verre Hardware is environmentally friendly. The cabinet hardware is made from recycled aluminum and is compatible with LEED objectives. All items are in stock for quick shipping. Du Verre ships around the world. www.duverre.com

ABOUT TOP KNOBS

Top Knobs offers the industry’s most extensive line of premium quality cabinet knobs, pulls and accessories, created to suit all tastes and styles. The company’s wide selection of traditional and modern decorative hardware is the result of a creative design staff and talented craftsmen. Each Top Knobs piece has the quality look and feel of custom-made, at an affordable price. Top Knobs is the leader and trend-setter for the professional decorative hardware industry. www.topknobs.com

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Finish Spotlight: Polished Nickel

There are many reasons why kitchen designers select the cabinet hardware they use in their designs. The style, shape, size and finish of the decorative hardware needs to be a match with the feel of the space. Representing timeless sophistication, Polished Nickel is the perfect finish choice. Its adaptive color and lustrous sheen make it a desirable finishing touch for drawers, cabinet doors, and appliances.

Top Knobs offers 500 decorative hardware pieces from 28 distinct collections in Polished Nickel, including 62 appliance pull options. Knobs and pulls from Top Knobs in Polished Nickel are a beautiful finishing touch to any contemporary, modern, or even traditional, kitchen design.

Here’s a look at some Polished Nickel highlights from Top Knobs collections.

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Top Knobs Dover Pull, Tuscany Collection, M2132

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Top Knobs Swirl Cut Knob, Somerset II Collection, M1585

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Top Knobs Flat Knob, Asbury Collection, M1304

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Top Knobs Griggs Pull, Asbury Collection, M1268

Available at kitchen and bath showrooms nationwide, all Top Knobs products come with a proprietary sealed finish and a lifetime warranty. Want to try a Polished Nickel finish in your next kitchen or bath project? Designers can take advantage of the Top Knobs Free Sample Program and “try before they buy.”

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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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