Aspen Collection Helps Transform an Arizona Fixer-Upper Kitchen

When it came time for Chicago native Michele from Hello Lovely Studio and her husband to choose a second home for vacation and retirement, picking the location was simple. With year-round warm weather, open space and family living nearby the couple purchased a 4 bedroom Mediterranean style cottage in Arizona. While the home was practically like new, it lacked the serene style and relaxing atmosphere they craved in a vacation home. Cabinet hardware from the Top Knobs Aspen Collection helped transform the once plain kitchen into a French-Nordic inspired paradise.

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Having previously renovated her primary residence, Michele was confident that she could transform her kitchen all on her own. To start, the couple salvaged the old maple cabinets and painted them a soft European blue-grey color. Since the cabinets stood short in a room with 9 foot ceilings, they added risers to the cabinet tops and installed crown molding for dimension.

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Michele traded in her dark colored appliances for bright, stainless steel. The once mottled brown laminate countertops were replaced with Quartz countertop  accented by Calacatta gold marble wall tile.

To aid in the chic, yet serene, charm of the kitchen Michele partnered with Top Knobs and installed knobs and pulls from the Top Knobs Aspen Collection. 3-inch Aspen Cup Pulls were used on the lower drawers, while Aspen Potato Knobs were used on upper and lower cabinets. The subtle look of the collection added much needed style to the once bare cabinets.

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Thank you, Michele, for choosing Top Knobs for your kitchen renovation! To see the complete kitchen renovation, visit her DIY Kitchen Renovation blog post here.

Flat Black Finishes in Bath Hardware: A Look at the Hopewell Bath Collection

There has been significant growth in the popularity of black decorative hardware finishes – especially for bathrooms – and the trend shows no sign of slowing down! Sleek and sophisticated, the Top Knobs Hopewell Bath Collection in Flat Black finish adds on-trend style, function and personality to any bathroom. The matte look and feel of the Flat Black finish alongside the soft, rounded edges of the decorative hardware results in a modern style made to fit any bathroom design.

According to Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager, “the high contrast of black hardware against the lighter colors often used on walls add a modern feel and a touch of drama to bathroom designs.”

The modern Top Knobs Hopewell Bath Collection in Flat Black

The Hopewell Bath Collection includes double and single towel bars, single hooks, bath tissue holders, tissue hooks and towel rings for a wide range of functional bath accessories In addition to Flat Black, the ten product collection is also available in Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel finishes.

MSRP for the Hopewell Bath series is $33.00 to $171.00 per piece. Available at kitchen and bath showrooms nationwide, the products come with a proprietary sealed finish and a lifetime warranty. Visit www.TopKnobs.com for more information and to find a dealer near you.

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Normandy Collection featured in HOUZZ Kitchen of the Week

Designer Charmean Neithart had a challenge in front of her when she accepted a Pasadena California kitchen project. Her client, a couple and their twin girls, wanted a functional floor plan that allowed for two people to work side by side in a 10-by-11-foot kitchen.

The result is a bright, open, colorful kitchen inspired by Italian pottery. It is a design where counterspace and pantry storage are the priority. Hand-painted terracotta tile, a farmhouse sink, and blue painted cabinets accented with Top Knobs Normandy knobs and pulls complete the look.

The rustic Top Knobs Normandy Collection includes a variety of birdcage and twisted wire designs – 7 pull, 11 knob, 2 ring pull, 2 drop pull and 4 different backplate styles. For this project 3 3/16″ Normandy Square Twist T-Handles in Pewter finish were used on upper cabinets to add a touch of olde world style. The drawers and bottom cabinets feature Normandy square twist pulls with backplates in a variety of sizes. The decorative hardware’s Pewter finish suits the age of the home and looks beautiful with the blue paint.

This kitchen was selected as the HOUZZ Kitchen of the Week. Read more details of complete kitchen remodel on HOUZZ.

 

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Ten Years of Dakota

Since its introduction in 2007 the Top Knobs Dakota collection has been a go-to choice for kitchen and bath designers for rustic yet contemporary decorative hardware. The collection has expanded since its launch and now includes 21 different knob, pull and cup pulls in a combination of 11 finishes.  With so many choices, which piece will you select to reflect your personal style?

Available at kitchen and bath showrooms nationwide, each piece in the Top Knobs Dakota Collection includes a proprietary sealed finish and Top Knobs lifetime warranty. Here we highlight the three main pieces in the collection: the Charlotte Pull, the Bergen Knob and the Dakota Cup Pull.

The Charlotte Pull

There’s a reason the Charlotte Pull has been a Top Knobs best seller for years. This gentle cabinet pull features a smooth handle and subtly flairs out in a circle shape at the base.  This thin, delicate style matches nearly any decor.

It is offered in three sizes, 3”, 4” and 6” center-to-center dimensions, with a coordinating 2 9/16” cup pull.

The Dakota Collection Charlotte Pull is available in seven finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel (BSN), Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB), Patina Rouge (PAR), Polished Chrome (PC), Polished Nickel (PN), Pewter Antique (PTA), and Tuscan Bronze (TB).

The Bergen Knob

A style chameleon, the flat topped 1 ¼” Bergen Knob finds a home in any kitchen or bath. Depending on the finish selected, the knob adds either a contemporary or a traditional accent wherever it is installed. This style is one of Top Knobs Product Manager Christine Zimmer’s favorite pieces because of its versatility.

The Dakota Collection Bergen Knob is available in nine finishes: Brushed Bronze (BB), Flat Black (BLK), Brushed Satin Nickel (BSN), Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB), Patina Rouge (PAR), Polished Chrome (PC), Polished Nickel (PN), Pewter Antique (PTA), and Tuscan Bronze (TB).

The Dakota Cup Pull

This 2 9/16″ cup pull adds a punch of style. The Dakota Cup Pull is the perfect shape and size for hands to grab and open drawers. The oval shaped cup pull includes faux screw marks for a touch of authenticity.

The Dakota Cup Pull is available in seven finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel (BSN), Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB), Patina Rouge (PAR), Polished Chrome (PC), Polished Nickel (PN), Pewter Antique (PTA), and Tuscan Bronze (TB).

View the complete Top Knobs Dakota Collection at TopKnobs.com/collections/dakota.

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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 – Torbay 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.

Top Knobs Crystal Chareau knob

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.

Top Knobs Crystal Collection board

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

TK Swirl Cut Knob M1585

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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