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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Bar Pull Collection Expands

The popular Top Knobs Bar Pull collection has expanded to include additional sizes from the Nouveau III collection. Square and tapered bar pulls are now available in multiple sizes and finishes to fit a wider array of projects and cabinetry.

Top Knobs Nouveau III collection is perfect for those who desire contemporary, yet minimalistic style. The modern shapes with sleek and strong lines make the collection the perfect addition to the bar pull family. Additional sizes make it even easier to integrate into any kitchen project.

Tapered Bar Pulls

6 sizes, including 4 new larger sizes:Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 12.21.13 PM

  • 17 5/8″ CC *New
  • 12 5/8″ CC *New
  • 8 13/16″ CC *New
  • 7 9/16″ CC *New
  • 6 5/16″ CC
  • 5 1/16″ CC

3 finishes:

  • Flat Black
  • Brushed Satin Nickel
  • Polished Chrome

Square Bar Pulls

9 sizes, including 3 expanded sizes:Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 12.27.51 PM

  • 17 5/8″ CC *New
  • 12 5/8″ CC *New
  • 12″ CC
  • 8 13/16″ CC
  • 7 9/16″ CC *New
  • 6 5/16″ CC
  • 5 1/16″ CC
  • 3 3/4″ CC
  • 12″ CC Appliance Pull

6 finishes:

  • Flat Black
  • Tuscan Bronze
  • Brushed Satin Nickel
  • Polished Chrome
  • Brushed Bronze
  • Polished Nickel

Like all Top Knobs products, the Bar Pull Collection comes with a lifetime warranty. For more Top Knobs news and projects, visit follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Google+.

An Ecofriendly Renovation Aided by Top Knobs

Top Knobs was recently featured in a Houzz article written by contributor Becky Harris. The article entitled, “Family Kitchen Smartens Up With a New Ecofriendly Renovation” features a family with a passion for sustainability in Portland, Oregon.

The family hired Encircle Design and Build to help convert their kitchen into an ecofriendly space with some help from Top Knobs cabinetry hardware.

Before the transformation, the kitchen seemed disconnected to the rest of the house due to the dated cabinetry and wall colors. Because of limited cabinet space, pots and pans hung from the ceiling and clutter filled the countertops, making it an unfriendly environment for their two young children who loved spending time in the kitchen.

Smith Kitchen Before

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The new countertops that were installed were 30 inches wide instead of the original 12. New corner cabinets and a wraparound countertop allowed for additional storage space and a place for the children to finish their homework while their parents cooked.

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To complete the look, designers used Top Knobs Square Knobs and Bar Pulls from the Nouveau III collection. The Square Knobs are 5/8″, while the Bar Pulls are 5 1/16″. The flat black finish accented the blue cabinetry perfectly, giving it a modern yet homey look.

Top Knobs Square Knob M1165 and Sqaure Bar Pull M1159

To fulfill their promise of sustainability, all previous appliances were donated to a homeless shelter while the salvageable wood was donated to another nonprofit. Any items that could not be reused were responsibly recycled.

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Top Knobs Nouveau III Collection featured in Better Homes and Garden Kitchens and Baths

Top Knobs make top media coverage!

The beautiful Square Bar Pull in Polished Nickel from  Top Knobs Nouveau III Collection was recently featured in Better Homes and Gardens Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine.

The story entitled “Baja Beauty”  written by well-known industry journalist Amber Dawn Barz, featured a Chicago based couple who wanted to have some of their romantic Mexico spa memories come alive in their master bath renovation with the help of Top Knobs.

Made of heavy duty zinc to allow for excellent durability and style, the alluring Nouveau III collection is the perfect solution when it comes to bringing beauty into the kitchen and bath.
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The couple enlisted the help of talented certified master kitchen and bath designer Brigitte Fabi, CMKBD who renovated the bathroom giving it a spa like feel with heated floors and multi-head steam shower for relaxing tight muscles.

“Thanks to Brigitte, our bath is now an inviting, tranquil space that we can visit each day,” stated homeowner Amy Koenigs. “And no reservations are required.”

To get the spa like relaxing look and personal beauty for your own bathroom, visit www.topknobs.com to see other selections of bath pulls that would be ideal for creating a zen like atmosphere in your bathroom.

 

 

Modern Envy kitchen spotlights Top Knobs Nouveau hardware

House 2 Home Design & Build of Silicon Valley California recently used Top Knobs Nouveau collection in a modern kitchen redo.

This project is called Modern Envy, where form meets function. It features a combination of Scandinavian clean lines that merge with transitional/ contemporary simple elegance including Top Knobs cabinet hardware.

Top Knobs Nouveau and Nouveau III cabinet hardware

Clean geometrical lines in slab door cabinetry and tile layouts demonstrate the Scandinavian elements. The transitional/ contemporary influences are the color palette and balanced blend of curvilinear lines in lighting and plumbing fixtures. Contrasting neutral colors with a splash of vibrant green apple reflect a crisp clean atmosphere with a warm and inviting feel.

The kitchen features a well laid-out floor plan incorporating all of the client’s spatial and functional needs.  The House 2 Home project created ease of access and functionality through space planning within each workstation section. The project created a place for everything and everything in its place.

Top Knobs Nouveau Collection and Nouveau III Collection cabinet hardware were used throughout the kitchen.

Lewer SocialMedia-9Top Knobs  M1146 Nouveau collection 5-1/16” center to center brushed satin nickel crescent flair cabinet arch pulls were featured on top and bottom cabinetry. This Nouveau pull is also available in Brushed Bronze, Tuscan Bronze,  Polished Chrome and Flat Black.

Top Knobs Nouveau and Nouveau III cabinet hardware

Top Knobs M579 Nouveau III ¾” indent knobs in brushed satin nickel were also used on drawer fronts. Other finish choices for the Nouveau III Indent knob are Polished Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Tuscan Bronze, White, Aluminum, Polished Chrome and Flat Black.

Top Knobs Nouveau and Nouveau III cabinet hardware

Visit House 2 House Design at h2hdesignandbuild.com to learn more about their projects and services.

 

 

Designer’s Top Picks

We asked designers what their favorite Top Knobs product was and why. Here’s what a few had to say:

Left: Julie Fifield (Design & Sales) Right: Mary Lou Slusar (Owner)

Left: Julie Fifield
(Design & Sales)
Right: Mary Lou Slusar
(Owner)

Normandy

“We love the hardware from the Normandy series because it is so rich looking and well made. The colors are very popular and our favorite finish is the Patina Rouge because it is so unique.”

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