Transforming a San Diego kitchen with Top Knobs

Top Knobs was used to help transform a Scripps Ranch area San Diego, California kitchen renovation spearheaded by Borrelli Design.

This $75,000 kitchen renovation includes the flared pull and the 3/8” x 1 1/2″ L knob from the Top Knobs Sanctuary Collection in a Tuscan Bronze finish. The kitchen is loved by people and pets alike. The clients’ dog showed up and found its spot in the kitchen!

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When asked why they choose Top Knobs for the project, Borelli Design had this to say:

“We chose this particular collection for this project because we felt that it complemented the timeless and unique feel of the kitchen. The rich finish of the Tuscan Bronze went with the custom stained Walnut wood and Espresso-stained doors for the refrigerator panels and pantry area. We chose pulls that had a slight curvature to play off of the wood grains and pillowed-edge door profiles. Elegant and simple, yet the perfect finalizing touch for the kitchen.”

Borrelli Design+Cabinetry is a multidimensional interior design firm specializing in custom design and installation of kitchen, bath, home theater, and other projects for home and office. With more than 30 years of experience serving clients throughout the United States, the Borrelli Design team of interior designers, on-site cabinetmakers, and installers, in conjunction with the Borrelli team of craftspeople, work with clients from the concept phase to completion of each project.

Do you have a project where you’ve used Top Knobs? We’re always looking for beautiful kitchen and bath projects to share on our Imagine Daily blog. Contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus and we’ll work together to share your projects.

Around the world with the Passport Collection: Great Wall

The Great Wall of China’s 5500-miles of ambling towers, steps and gateways traverse jagged mountains, vast deserts and rolling grasslands. Each individual brick or stone, placed by human hands, has acted together to create a barrier against invading armies over the centuries.
The Passport Collection Great Wall

What does this have to do with cabinet hardware? It is the geometric shapes of the Great Wall, contrasting with the panoramic views of the Chinese countryside, that are the inspiration for the Great Wall Series of the Top Knobs Passport Collection.

Click the image below to see the products in detail.

Top Knobs Passport Great Wall cabinet hardware

The Great Wall Series is available in four finishes: German Bronze, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique and Tuscan Bronze. The 1″ square shaped knobs mall and large bases shapes and the pulls are offered in three different sizes, including a 12″ appliance pull.

Like all Top Knobs products, the Great Wall series of the Passport Collection comes with a lifetime warranty and a protective sealed finish.

Have you used the Passport Collection Great Wall series in a kitchen project? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us on Twitter or Facebook. Find out more about the product, and how to get product samples on TopKnobs.com.

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.

 

 

Special Guest Post: Joyce Gaskins of Special Effects Interior Designs

JoyceGaskinsSpecial Effects Interior Design is a California based interior design company that started in 1984 and is owned by well-known interior designer and consultant Joyce Gaskins.

Gaskins and her team of designers have over the years worked with homeowners designing and re-designing interiors using Top Knobs cabinet hardware that are often their product of choice.

Top Knobs caught up with Gaskins to find out what inspires her designs and what some of her favorite collections are.

TK: Welcome to  the Top Knobs Design Board Joyce. Please tell us how did your association with Top Knobs begin?

JG: Well, I have used lots of Top Knobs products ever since being introduced to them. I have mixed, matched and tailored the collections to each individual project over the years depending on client style and preference.  I particularly like interchanging them with each other through a house. All things matching is a bore!

TK: What do you think makes the collections so popular with your clients?

JG: Top Knobs was one of the first to give us some great choices in appliances pulls, which I also frequently use “back to back” on shower doors and even closet doors in some cases. The majority of your finishes transfer throughout the collections. That’s critical for me since I am someone who rarely keeps everything the same so I need to be able to mix and match while maintaining the same finish.

header_Right_KitchenTK: How do you approach each collection? Style? Design? 

JG: I  appreciate that I can depend on Top Knobs to give me a comfortable projections on knobs and larger centers on pulls giving the client easy access while giving the cabinet door or drawer some visual style and a bit of “presence”.

TK: If  you had to design a bathroom or kitchen, what Top Knobs collection would you choose and why?

JG: Wow, that really all depends on the style of kitchen or bath and the person using it. It will likely be a more rustic simple style if it’s a mountain home, whereas a more formal or contemporary design will call for something entirely different. I also work in “Universal Design”, when working with handicap people, the range of motion may be different and ease of access becomes critical. So all I can say is “thank you” for giving me things I can use in my many different situations.

TK: And finally, what is your signature design of choice?

JG: I hope I don’t have a “signature” other than good design based on the classic, whether that be contemporary, art deco, old world period, American ranch, etc. It all completely depends on the client, their project needs & budget. If everything looks like a designer’s signature that usually means the designer wasn’t listening. Growing up in Europe and living in many of our States, the “looks” can be vastly different. All good… but often very different.

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Guest Post: CFT 411 – “Glitter”

We welcome Joseph Freenor, blogger at CFT 411 who was so kind to share this article he wrote on Top Knobs. Joe is a writer and woodworker and for those of us in social media – he is one of the original bloggers who first entered the scene and informed us on the kitchen and bath industry. You can find his wonderful blog at http://cft411.com/.

“Glitter”

Whether one works as a woodworker or an interior designer, every part of design is a challenge, up to and including the hardware for furniture or cabinetry. From the outside looking in, it’s nothing more than a knob or hinge, and one will do the job just as well as another. And in the strictest, most utilitarian sense, this is certainly true. But that said, there is a world of difference between the plain knob that enables one to open a cabinet door, and a knob that adorns the piece. And even that, the word “adorns” can, if it is not used correctly do more to damage the look of a piece than to help it.

When I took woodworking classes at Palomar College we studied hardware, but the entire focus was on the more arcane aspects of it: how many threads to an inch does a certain bolt have-that sort of thing. Even now, my eyes glaze over at the memory of that particular class, but as it is with any discipline, there is a certain boTop Knobs USA 6dy of information one must simply have is if one is to succeed at it. But to return this to our current discussion, I’m not sure that there is anywhere a class in what makes this particular knob a good choice for a cabinet and this other a poor choice.

I think about all a body can do, really, is to find one of the better makers of hardware, examine their output, and choose whatever seems to look best of on the piece itself. And it is important, too, that the hardware itself be made well, because even though it’s “just a knob,” if made on the cheap, it will tend to cheapen the piece on which it resides. And with that, I can introduce the subject of today’s blog, because Top Knobs is certainly one of the finer makers of hardware.

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