Flip that House: An Arizona Fixer Upper Gets a Major Facelift with Top Knobs

With only a few months to work with, Chris and Molly from Fitch Hill transformed a dated Arizona property into a crisp, timeless home for new owners. The impressively creative and meticulously designed renovation took the Scottsdale home from basic and outdated to simplistically chic with the help of Top Knobs decorative hardware.

During the initial design phase the pair drew up plans to bring a modern, yet timeless look into the home. “We brought in some more contemporary items, but overall we wanted to create a crisp design that would stand the test of time. We feel we did a great job staying on trend, while also ensuring that the home will still be up to date in 10 years.”

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Working on a tight timeline, Chris and Molly pulled off a full interior remodel of the Scottsdale home that included the addition a powder room while also moving the location of the kitchen, master bath and laundry room. “This project had to come together extremely quickly from the beginning of the design phase through construction,” Chris explained. “All in the same day, plans were finalized, given to the city, a permit was granted and demo was started on the property.” While they admit the timeline was a bit of a challenge, the duo was surprisingly able to hit all of their deadlines. “Our team had such great communication that we were able to pull it off somehow.”

Knobs and pulls from the Top Knobs Lynwood Collection in Honey Bronze gave the kitchen and wet bar the classic and contemporary twist that Chris and Molly were going for. The on-trend Honey Bronze finish worked flawlessly with the white cabinetry in the kitchen, and provided a stunning contrast when used on the black cabinetry at the wet bar.

“We love Top Knobs not only because of the large selection of items for all of our different project styles, but also for the quality of the products and the customer service,” says Chris.

The design duo kept the kitchen design fresh by using a bright, open-concept layout and mixing materials throughout the space. They opted to experiment with different metals, concrete, marble, wood and quartz for a look that has quickly become a portfolio favorite.

Thank you, Chris and Molly, for sharing your Top Knobs project with us! For even more design inspiration from Fitch Hill, be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Top Knobs Introduces the Riverside & Minetta Series of the Grace Collection

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, introduces the Riverside and Minetta series to the Grace Collection of knobs, pulls and appliance pulls.

Inspired by the contemporary appeal of Riverside Drive in New York City, the Riverside series features a redefined take on the standard square bar pull with a contoured comfort grip, higher projection and matching appliance pulls. Also in line with Grace’s modern aesthetic, the Minetta series of tab pulls offer a sleek and streamlined look with soft curves for handling.

“The Riverside and Minetta series of decorative hardware feature some of the most relevant styles for today’s market,” says Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager. “The uniquely modern offerings are reminiscent of the ever evolving, yet timeless appeal of their namesake neighborhoods in Manhattan.”

Riverside Series Details:

  • Knob Size: 2” T Knob
  • Pull Sizes: 3 ¾” cc, 5 1/16” cc, 6 5/16” cc, 7 9/16” cc, 8 13/16” cc, 12” cc,
  • Appliance Pull Sizes: 18” cc, 12” cc
  • Finishes: Ash Gray, Polished Nickel, Polished Chrome, Honey Bronze, Brushed Satin Nickel, and Flat Black
  • MSRP: $8.40 – $146.20

Minetta Series Details:

  • Tab Pull Sizes: 3 ¾” cc, 5 1/16” cc, 6 5/16” cc, 7 9/16” cc, 8 13/16” cc, 12” cc
  • Finishes: Ash Gray, Polished Nickel, Polished Chrome, Honey Bronze, Brushed Satin Nickel, and Flat Black
  • MSRP: $14.50 – $47.10

All Top Knobs collections come with a lifetime warranty. Visit TopKnobs.com for more information.

Find Your Style with Top Knobs’ New Digital Selection Tool

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With so many knobs and pulls to choose from, sorting through hardware can seem daunting. The new Top Knobs Find Your Style digital selection tool eliminates that stress by transforming hardware selection into a personalized design experience.

The Find Your Style tool makes choosing the right style, finish and size easy and fast. It offers users a uniquely creative opportunity to explore designs and finishes that reflect personal style. The innovative tool also makes it possible to identify sizing options to meet specific design needs.

Through this comprehensive online tool, customers are guided through a short series of questions designed to identify product offerings based on their individual preferences and needs. Once the short Q & A is complete, a narrowed down selection of products is recommended to the user. Customers can then export the list and share their selections with designers and / or showroom consultants to help expedite the design process.

The Top Knobs digital selection tool is available on Top Knob’s home page or can be accessed directly at: https://www.topknobs.com/style.

Top Knobs Introduces Grace, A Collection of Decorative Hardware Reflecting 25 Years of Design Innovation

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, introduces the Grace collection. Inspired by the ageless beauty of New York’s five boroughs, Grace includes knobs, pulls and appliance pulls that lend a nod to some of Top Knobs’ most well-loved designs over the past 25 years.

 

“Grace is an exceptional collection that pays homage to some of our most successful collections,” states Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager. “Design, style and industry innovations have evolved tremendously from where we were 25 years ago. The end result is something we are quite proud of and feel our customers will love.”

 

Grace Collection Details: 
  • 276 pieces
  • Six series: Henderson, Pomander, Kent, Riverside, Minetta, and Barrow
  • 3 Appliance pull styles available in sizes 12″ and 18″
  • Pulls in all 6 series available in sizes ranging from 3 ¾” to 12″
  • Knobs in 4 series available in sizes 1 ¼” and 2″
All hardware in the Grace collection is available in six desirable finishes including: Ash Gray (AG), Brushed Satin Nickel (BSN), Flat Black (BLK), Honey Bronze (HB), Polished Chrome (PC) and Polished Nickel (PN). MSRP for the Grace collection ranges from $7.30 to $146.20. Visit TopKnobs.com for more information.

Tops Knobs Takes This “One Room Challenge” Kitchen from Drab to Fab

In just six short weeks, Interior Designer Vanessa Francis transformed her sister Arlene’s kitchen from drab and outdated to bright and modern with the help of Top Knobs. “It was a labour of love,” said Vanessa who completed the project as part of the One Room Challenge. “I am so happy that Arlene is so happy with the end result. If she didn’t live an hour and fifteen minutes away, I would be over there every day for dinner admiring her kitchen.” 

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When starting the project Vanessa’s first task was to improve the function and flow of the kitchen. A large plant was that was taking up too much valuable storage space was immediately relocated and replaced with floor to ceiling cabinetry. “Having all of your food in one location rather than multiple cabinets is one of the goals when designing kitchens,” explained Vanessa. 

Another goal of the kitchen design was to provide as much storage space as possible. On a single wall in the newly renovated kitchen, there are nine drawers. “I love the cup pulls from Top Knobs and how the finish recedes into the cabinetry,” Vanessa explains. For a streamlined, yet trendy look, Vanessa utilized the Top Knobs Kinney KnobChanning Cup Pull, and  Kinney Pull in 7 9/16 inch, 5 1/16 inch and 3 3/4 inch on the drawers and cabinets.

In an effort to achieve a more contemporary look, Vanessa replaced the old terra cotta tiles with more neutral large format tiles. Budget-friendly cabinetry from IKEA and simple white subway tile also helped to brighten the room for a more inviting ambiance.

To create even more counter space and storage Vanessa moved the sink replaced it with a more on-trend offering that complemented the cabinet hardware. “I just love the modern take on a traditional bridge faucet,” she says.

Last, Vanessa wanted to add a personal touch to the space. “My sister and her husband  have owned a bike store, Bicycles Plus, in Whitby for around 30 years and as a result they are both avid cyclists.” To make this kitchen truly feel like home, there are a few references to their love of cycling in the kitchen: The vintage Tour de France poster that her nephew bought in Paris on our trip this summer, the tea towel that she picked up in Vancouver, and a black cycling statue from HomeSense.

A special thank you to Vanessa for choosing Top Knobs to transform her sister’s kitchen! See Vanessa’s entire One Room Challenge project here!

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