Top Knobs Celebrates 25 Years With Grace

Top Knobs is celebrating 25 years of excellence. Tkick off the milestone year, Top Knobs will unveil its new collection, Graceat the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, February 19 through 21, at booth: N2763. 

“Grace is a celebration of our most popular designs over the past 25 years,” states Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager. “We’ve taken some of our most successful pieces, stripped them down and crafted a collection of hardware that is nothing short of spectacular.”  

Within the 5 boroughs of New York lies a treasure trove of streets and neighborhoods that exemplify a timeless sophistication that draws people in. That ageless beauty is what inspired the new designs. The Grace collection is comprised of 276 pieces in 6 series: Barrow, Henderson, Kent, Pomander, Minetta and Riverside.     

“We wanted to deliver a collection to our loyal customers that would showcase some of our finest pieces, only reinvented to translate into more modern-day designs,” states Zimmer. “Grace is, without a doubt, an extraordinary collection that embodies an aesthetic that will be relevant for years to come.” 

Top Knobs is proud to enter 25 years of business with Grace.  

Top Knobs Brixton Series Shines in This High Contrast Kitchen Design

In Glen Ellyn, Illinois Brandie McCoy of Ember and Brune led a unique kitchen renovation to create a space that mixes Parisian glamour with classic refinement. With its new open layout, the kitchen took on a life of its own to make cooking, serving and socializing much easier for the owners who love to entertain.

In her design, McCoy juxtaposed dark blue and white throughout the kitchen. “This small space incorporates a lot of finishes without being too busy or overwhelming,” she told us. She used dark blue base and pantry cabinets, white wall cabinets, dark walnut-finished oak floors, natural white oak floating shelves, white stone countertops and backsplash, and brass and iron metal finishes. “It seems like so many contrasting tones, but they all live in perfect harmony here!” McCoy said of the remodel.

“Dark navy has become popular, as well as high contrasts,” says McCoy of current kitchen trends. “People are becoming increasingly more receptive and interested in multiple finishes in the kitchen, going beyond the usual wood island/white perimeter combo.”

When it came time to choose the cabinet hardware, McCoy opted for Top Knobs Brixton pulls and rimmed knobs in the new Honey Bronze finish. “We loved the quality and sleek, simple style of Top Knobs. Also, the finish matched our ‘champagne bronze’ plumbing fixture perfectly!” McCoy explained.

Lastly, McCoy points out that, “the backsplash is actually marble tile, cut to the size of subway tile. It has the same modern feel as subway tile, but a subtle difference that is stunning.”

Thank you Brandie, for sharing your design with us!

Photos by Aimée Mazzenga – www.aimeemazzenga.com

Mixed Finishes Add Unique Style to a Modern Lake House Kitchen

When the owners of a single-family lake house in Wrentham, Massachusetts decided to remodel their home, the couple wanted something they had never seen before. With the help of Top Knobs cabinet hardware, Amy Kearns of Amy-Lynn Interiors gave them just that.

“The clients, they were a complete joy to work with. Their love for textures, patterns and their new lake views were clearly stated in every centimeter of this space.” Amy told us. Her modern take on lake house chic, with blue cabinets, Top Knobs pulls and beautiful wood floors gave this space the unique look her clients wanted.

Near the completion of the design when hardware options were being considered, Amy and her clients had originally selected a different Top Knobs collection. However, after her office got a sample of the new Hollin back plate and Kinney pull from the Lynwood collection, they quickly changed their minds.

“We texted an image of it to the client and said ‘do you love this as much as we do? Black on island and brushed on blue?’ And immediately she called us and said she and her husband agreed,” Amy says of the hardware change.

In the end, Amy used the Top Knobs Kinney pull and Hollin back plate in brushed nickel and black to complete the space. “Mixing metals makes our heart skip a beat! Ironically enough, we ordered one extra black pull and the client fell in love with the idea of using that to mark her rubbish. She thought it was a clever way of telling guest where to find it.”

The mix of Top Knobs back plates and pulls in mixed finishes created a great opportunity to do something unique, yet on trend, to bring the clients’ personal style into the kitchen.

“We really like what Top Knobs is about, they’ve got something for anyone who has a sense of style. It’s up to us as the designer to take the style and bring it to life, and the hardware plays a huge role in that. We always say this is the jewelry for the room.”

Thank you Amy for sharing your story with us! Follow Amy-Lynn Interiors on Facebook, Instagram, Houzz and Pinterest for more of her work.

All Photogtaphy by Keitaro Yoshioka.

Top Knobs Honored Once Again With 2018 Kitchen & Bath Business Readers’ Choice Award

For the sixth consecutive year, Top Knobs has been announced as a winner of the Kitchen and Bath Business Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards. Over 20,000 votes were cast online by KBB readers, who selected their favorite brands and manufacturers in 25 categories. Top Knobs has come out on top in two categories, Bath Accessories and Decorative Hardware.

“We are so excited to have been honored once again with a 2018 Kitchen & Bath Business Readers’ Choice Award,” said David Tyler, Vice President of Marketing for Top Knobs. “This award validates our constant efforts to provide the most high-quality decorative hardware products, as well as our unwavering dedication to our customers.”

Voters were asked to select their choices for winners based on specific criteria in each category. In the Bath Accessories category, voters assessed overall design. While in the Decorative Hardware category, voters focused on aesthetics and style. Both categories also put emphasis on the ability for products to coordinate with kitchen and bath fixtures.

Award winners reflect the brands that kitchen and bath professionals turn to most often for their clients. Top Knobs has been selected as a winner every year since the start of the award program in 2013.

Top Knobs’ Guide to Trending Finishes

From the color of the walls to the surface of the countertops, your kitchen and bath are a reflection of your personal style – and when it comes to knobs, pulls, and accessories we believe you should have the same opportunity to express yourself. Having the right hardware in your projects draws the eye and accentuates style. That’s why Top Knobs offers 40 sealed finishes, in line with the latest design trends and each with a personality all its own.

With so many quality finishes to choose from, it may seem impossible to pick just one. That’s why we’ve formulated this guide highlighting popular finishes that are in line with the latest interior design trends of 2018:

Flat Black (BLK): There’s no denying that black fixtures have made a comeback as one of the hottest trends in kitchen and bathroom designs. Traditionally chosen for more modern spaces, the matte look and feel of  Top Knobs’ Flat Black finish adds a touch of drama and contrast to designs.

Polished Nickel (PN): Inspired by the timeless sophistication of the Victorian Era, Polished Nickel is lustrous and adaptive to almost any design scheme, making it a desirable finishing touch that will never go out of style.
 

Honey Bronze (HB): Honey Bronze puts a chic twist on classic bronze and brass finishes with a softer, light golden tone. The stunning shade adds the perfect touch of old-world charm to kitchen and bath designs.
 

 

Brushed Satin Nickel (BSN): Satin Nickel saw its rise to fame during the mid-century modern era where it lived with bright colors, bold patterns and modular furniture. Now its popular and visually appealing soft silver tone is used to add a sophisticated touch to rooms without being overbearing.

Ash Gray (AG): A unique alternative to traditional gray finishes, Ash Gray brings a warm feeling to designs with its low-reflecting shine. The versatile color works well with any color scheme and acts as an anchor to bring all parts of the room together.

Brass (BR): Called the “comeback of the year” by the design community, brass finishes add a luxurious feel to room designs. This bright, shining finish instantly updates the space it graces while also adding a warm and welcoming ambiance.

Stainless Steel (SS): Clean and modern, Top Knobs’ stainless steel finish is designed to coordinate with high-end appliances and is ideal for those who want a matching look for their kitchen and a bit of extra shine.

 

Old English Copper (OEC): Featuring an earthy hue and red and orange tones, Old English Copper is one of the most stand-out finishes offered. This accent tone makes a statement while simultaneously creating a warm aesthetic.

Pewter (PT): Found in the darker side of the silver metal family, Pewter perfectly picks up light while also casting a very soft glow. Pewter is often used to complement elegant decor styles and is commonly referred to as an old-world finish.

White (WH): In the era of the white modern farmhouse it’s no surprise that white finishes are trending in the kitchen and bathroom. White decorative hardware accessories brighten up the space and add a clean appearance that keep spaces looking like new.

Top Knobs’ commitment to superior finishes begins with high-grade metals, molds and lacquer. Each hue richly and beautifully crafted for a difference you can clearly see. Plus, our finishes are sealed, allowing them to stand up to the toughest conditions and maintain their good looks over time.

All Top Knobs products come with a lifetime warranty. Visit www.topknobs.com for more information.

Award Winning Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Comes to Life with The Aspen Collection

In Chevy Chase, Maryland Meghan Browne from Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath was tasked with transforming a dated, closed off kitchen into an modern entertainment destination with a space savvy twist, aided by Top Knobs.

To get the project started the team removed the wall separating the kitchen from the family room, allowing for more natural light to extend into the room. An added doorway was installed so the cook has direct access to the dining room without getting in the way of guests at the island.

Concentrating the sink, dishwasher, double ovens and fridge along a single wall threatened to leave little room for usable storage. To allow for the most space possible, Meghan and the team boldly located the sink flush with the right edge of the window to get a larger base cabinet that is perfect for nesting bowls, pots and pans or small appliance storage.

Once the layout was finalized, large cabinets spanning from the floor to the ceiling were installed throughout the kitchen.  Flat Sided Pulls in Silicon Bronze Light from the Top Knobs Aspen Collection added necessary charm that pulled the entire design together.

This kitchen went on to win First Place in the Small Kitchen category for the NKBA Baltimore/Washington Chapter Kitchen and Bath Design Awards in March. It has also been featured online by Kitchen and Bath Business. Thank you to Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath for sharing your Top Knobs project with us! Photos courtesy of Bob Narod, Photographer, LLC.

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Top Knobs Design Round-Up

From kitchens to bathrooms, laundry rooms to home offices, Top Knobs decorative hardware completes the look of any room. Designers and home owners from across the country use Top Knobs in their projects to accentuate their personal style – and we love when they share those projects with us!

Below is a round-up of some of our favorite spaces featuring Top Knobs decorative hardware collections. Want to be featured in our next round-up? Be sure to tag Top Knobs in your Facebook and Instagram posts and hashtag #TopKnobs.

Instagram: @madeleinedesigngroup

Instagram: @nextlevelrenovation

Instagram: @thegratefulhaus

Instagram: @barnescustom

Instagram: @dessarts

Instagram: @kitchens_by_design_jill

Instagram: @jennifergilmerkb

Instagram: @creekanddecor

Instagram: @avondalespecialtyhardware

Instagram: @eastburnwoodworks

Instagram: @nataliashomedesign

Instagram: @chattanooga_cabinets

Instagram: @astrodesign_ottawa

Instagram: @pink_peppermint_design

Instagram: @wendydesign

Mid-Century minimalism in a collection of knobs and pulls – introducing the Top Knobs Lynwood Collection

Inspired by the designs found in mid-century modern neighborhoods across the United States, Top Knobs introduces the Lynwood Collection of decorative hardware. This collection of knobs, pulls, cup pulls, and backplates mimics the minimalistic shapes found in furniture and architectural styles from the mid 1930s to the mid 1960s.

 

Mid-century minimalism at its finest, the Lynwood Collection includes 306 pieces in seven series. Highlights include two appliance pull shapes and rectangular backplates featuring open backs.

“Each series in the collection is named after neighborhoods in Texas, Virginia, Arizona, and Colorado that are known for their mid-century architecture,” states Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager. “The Lynwood Collection itself is named after a popular mid-century modern style neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.”

 

Each Lynwood piece is available in six trending finishes: Ash Gray (AG), Flat Black (BLK), Brushed Satin Nickel (BSN), Honey Bronze (HB), Polished Chrome (PC), and Polished Nickel (PN). MSRP ranges from $4.30 to $98.00.

Want to try the Lynwood collection 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.

Top Knobs 2018 Catalog Now Available!

Take your cabinet hardware from ordinary to extraordinary with the new 2018 Top Knobs catalog!

The catalog, now available online, features the Lynwood collection and the expansion of Ash Gray & Honey Bronze finishes, which were newly introduced for the 2018 year. Also featured is the Devon Collection, introduced in 2017.

Returning favorites include the popular Bath Collection, Passport Collection, Appliance Pull Collection and many more.

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