5 Space-Saving Solutions for Your Kitchen | Top Knobs

Struggling with finding space in the kitchen? No matter how big or small your space may be, balancing storage and organization in the kitchen is a common challenge for everyone. However, finding creative solutions to enhance space and streamline organization doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are numerous remedies that don’t require a full kitchen remodel. Read on to discover five space-saving solutions, featuring decorative hardware from Top Knobs!

1. Appliance Garage

From coffee machines and ice makers to toasters and blenders, counters can quickly become overcrowded, especially in compact kitchens. Appliance garages offer the perfect solution, maximizing counter space while elevating kitchens with a touch of grace. Simply tuck countertop gadgets behind closed cabinet doors when they’re not in use and easily pull them out when needed. 

2. Cabinet Inserts

Items like garbage cans and paper towel holders are essential in the kitchen; however, they often occupy valuable space and can diminish the overall aesthetic of the room. Cabinet inserts for trash cans, paper towels and other kitchen utilities, set the scene for optimized organization. 

3. Pull-Out Drawers

While deep cabinets provide exceptional storage, their functionality can be inefficient when items placed in the back cannot be easily accessed. By upgrading existing cabinets with pull-out drawers, dry goods become readily available for busy mornings, meal prep and entertaining.

4. Roll-Out Shelves

Say goodbye to junk drawers and hello to roll-out shelves!  These nifty space savers are often tucked behind cabinet drawers, significantly increasing the customized storage capacity within cabinets. Roll-out shelfs are the perfect spot for smaller items that tend to clutter up drawers, preventing the dreaded build-up of unused items.

5. Butler’s Pantry

Butler’s pantries have become a rising trend among homeowners and designers. These ancillary rooms layer kitchens with a profound sense of luxury. For households with larger families or homeowners who often host large gatherings, butler’s pantries offer crucial space for secondary appliances, cleaning supplies, back stock goods and much more.

When tackling storage and organization in the kitchen, it’s all about finding the solution that works best for you. However, cabinet customization doesn’t have to stop there! With over 4,500 styles of decorative hardware to choose from, Top Knobs is sure to have the ideal accents to complement your cabinetry. Explore all styles of Top Knobs hardware by browsing our 2024 catalog or visiting https://www.topknobs.com/.

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Top Knobs’ Top 2024 Kitchen and Cabinetry Trends

Has the start of the new year stirred up the idea of renovating your kitchen or refreshing cabinetry? Keeping up with emerging fads can be challenging, but is essential for curating spaces that are both visually appealing and highly functional. Start planning your next home project with our  guide to 2024’s top kitchen and cabinetry trends!

Cheers to Dedicated Beverage Centers!

From the first cup of coffee in the morning to a relaxing happy hour cocktail, dedicated beverage centers are taking over modern kitchens. Homeowners are seeking ways to efficiently store, access and prepare an array of drinks such as coffee, lattes, wine, cocktails and more. These beverage centers often include appliances like espresso machines, in-cabinet mini-fridges and ice makers.

Beverage centers are strategically positioned near living rooms and entertainment areas for seamless and convenient hosting. To create cohesion between these ancillary spaces and the kitchen, we recommend decorating with the same cabinetry and decorative hardware. With an extensive array of knobs and pulls in a number of sizes we offer perfect pieces to establish impeccable balance.

Green with Envy

The desire to connect our homes with nature is here to stay in 2024. Expect to see kitchen aesthetics to shy away from neutral, monotone palettes and lean towards softer, Earthy tones, with green leading the way. From shades of sage to emerald, green is the dominant choice for cabinetry this year. For flawless harmony, consider pairing green cabinetry with hardware in our Honey Bronze finish.

Tactile Textures

Many designers and homeowners are veering away from exclusively smooth surfaces and instead are embracing raw finishes and tactile details. By integrating a range of textures like fluted materials and knurled detailing, basic kitchen designs are transforming into dynamic environments. Our latest addition to the Top Knobs family, the Garrison Collection, features six suites of knobs, pulls, appliance pulls and backplates, each piece featuring knurled texture. It’s the perfect choice for those looking to add coarse finishes into their next refresh or remodel.

Contrasting Cabinets

Looking to infuse color into your kitchen but unsure of where to begin? Using cabinets with contrasting tones is a simple way to introduce color into your space without overwhelming the whole room. Straying away from the shade on the main cabinets, designers and homeowners are now selecting a more striking hue for the island cabinets. We recommend also incorporating a variety of knobs and pulls for added visual intrigue.

Out with White, In with Wood!

In 2024, the all-white kitchen trend is undeniably on the decline. Instead, there’s been a shift to wood tones for added warmth and structure. Throughout kitchen designs, we’re seeing a resurgence of wood accents among cabinetry, flooring and architectural detailing. Opting for lighter wood finishes like white oak or natural oak is ideal to ensure your choice remains contemporary and isn’t outdated. We suggest pairing lighter wood cabinetry with hardware in our Flat Black finish.

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Freshen Up Your Home With Top Knobs 

It’s the season for rejuvenation and renewal! If you’re considering an interior refresh, we invite you to draw some inspiration from some of our favorite design tips that are sure to freshen up your home for the warm weather: 

Decorate with Florals 

A simple way to welcome the season into your home is with a bouquet of fresh flowers. Enhancing your kitchen, bath, bedroom or living space with greenery is a timeless and inexpensive way to refresh your space for the warm weather. Seasonal favorites like daffodils or tulips elevate interiors with powerful colors.  

Add a Pop of Color 

Adding subtle pops of color throughout the home is an effortless way to decorate for the warm weather. Adorning seating with a bright throw blanket, fun accent pillows or a bold painting is an easy way transform a space with personality. Our knobs from the Crystal collection are the perfect accessory to infuse punchy pigments to your cabinetry! 

Organize Your Home  

As cliché as it may sound, this season truly is the perfect time of the year to declutter and rearrange the home. Purging unused items or deep cleaning areas that may have been overlooked during the winter, can clear the mind and establish a stress-free environment. Click here for Top Knobs Decorative Hardware Care and Maintenance Guide.  

Small Changes, Big Impact 

There’s no better way to bring new life to a room than with seamless design decisions that leave a lasting impression. Be it a fresh coat of paint to create an accent wall, new wall art or refreshing decorative fixtures, minimal updates have a significant influence over the look and ambiance of an entire room. With over 4,500 different styles of decorative hardware, Top Knobs offers a wide variety of styles for every season. Click here to view Top Knobs’ 2023 catalog. 

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7 Steps to Achieving the Kitchen Island of Your Dreams

Improve your kitchen functionality with a few simple additions

The workhorse. The dining table. The desk. The prep station. Today, kitchen islands have become more than just a focal point – they’ve become the center of activity. Making prep work, entertaining, and dining easier than ever, the kitchen island provides endless functionality. And the best part? You don’t have to sacrifice beauty. It can be both functional AND beautiful.

From under-counter storage and housing your appliances to stylish small details like mix and matching hardware, you can take your kitchen island from workable and efficient, to sleek and stunning.

Check out our tips below on how to create a dreamy kitchen island:

It’s All in the Details

Is your style more traditional, modern, minimalist, or transitional? Do you prefer bold accents or subtle charm? No matter what you love, make sure you choose hardware that perfectly complements your style. With knobs, pulls and appliance pulls available in over 25 collections and 30 finish options, choose from endless decorative pieces to help create the ultimate focal point.

The Modern Metro tab pulls shown in Flat Black is a sleek showstopper.

Decorative Hooks and Storage

No one likes a cluttered countertop…right? Consider adding a few well-positioned hooks under your island counter to add a decorative yet purposeful touch, allowing you to hang backpacks, small pots, or other items, all while freeing up counter space.

The Ryland collection of decorative hooks offers added personality and storage to your space in familiar styles that complement some of Top Knobs’ most popular decorative hardware pieces.

Seating

For some homeowners, island seating is an informal area used for quick meals and to connect with whoever is in the kitchen. For others, it’s a more formal area where many meals are shared. No matter how you use your kitchen island seating, we recommend keeping the following in mind whenever choosing new seating: chair height, comfort, and style.

These gold metal bar chairs are the perfect complement to this kitchen island. The bronze finish brings a pop of color to this traditional kitchen and perfectly pairs with Top Knobs’ Honey Bronze hardware that adorns the cabinetry, while the height and spacing leave enough room for guests to sit comfortably.

Storage

Being the central hub, it’s only natural for the kitchen island to become a drop zone for everything from books and laptops, to schoolbags and snacks. Adding additional storage like a small bookshelf or cubby helps keep items neatly stowed away and organized.

Cabinetry

While the options for cabinetry seem to be endless, have fun exploring customization options that help make your island yours. Taking the time to add extra detail to your cabinetry like glass panels and column legs, to bold colors and open shelving creates the perfect opportunity to have your island shine in the kitchen.

One trend we love is incorporating a pop of color – the contrast of the white kitchen cabinets and black kitchen island creates a neutrally cohesive, yet stunning look.

Integrated Appliances

You’ve chosen the perfect countertop, but do you really want to clutter it with appliances? For a real space saver, we recommend integrating appliances like a microwave or wine fridge into your island to maximize space and storage.

And for an easy and stunning upgrade, swap your appliance pulls for a perfectly matched look throughout the kitchen. Our Regents Park and Morris collections offer robust ranges of styles and finishes, allowing you to take customization to the next level.

Mix & Match Hardware

A simple, yet subtle, design choice to elevate your cabinetry even further is to mix and match your decorative hardware. The combination of knobs, bar pulls, and cup pulls, can give your island a slightly different look and feel without straying too far from your kitchen’s overall design.

Our go-to favorite, the Channing Series, offers knobs, pulls, cup pulls, and backplates that can be combined to establish a cohesive look.

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Defining Design: Leading Interior Design Genres of 2022 and Complementing Decorative Hardware from Top Knobs

Interior Design – /in-te-ri-or de-sign/: the art or process of planning the aesthetic and execution of architectural interiors and spaces.

Design comes in all shapes, sizes and formats. From neutral color palettes to modular furniture and avant-garde accessories, each component of a room should come together in complete harmony to craft a space to be relished in.

Whether you’re remodeling a bathroom, refreshing a kitchen or redecorating an entire home, your abode should reflect you and your taste, and when it comes to homewares and fixtures, we believe you should have the same opportunity to express yourself.

Read on as we break down today’s leading interior genres and coordinating Top Knobs decorative hardware offerings to help you craft a look that speaks to you and your home:

Traditional

One of the most popular and enduring design schemes, traditional interiors are evocative of classic European decor. Rich wood tones, prominent architectural details, understated finishes and elegant furnishings often accompany spaces rooted in traditionalism.

For traditional interiors, we recommend knobs and pulls from our Chareau® collection. The subtle details and soft silhouettes that enhance each series in the collection invite timeless charm and classic perfection to all households.

Minimalism

One of the most considered modern styles, minimalism can often be mistaken as cold and severe. The key to achieving this aesthetical approach and crafting a serene environment is to focus on simplicity, refinement and functionality. Minimalist interiors are defined by a soft neutral palette, limited ornamentation and visual symmetry.

Our tab pulls including offerings from the Europa, Minetta and Modern Metro series complements minimalist environments. Each pull seamlessly blends into the cabinetry and furniture they adorn, for an uncompromised look.

Transitional

Perhaps one of our favorite interior design categories, transitional spaces offer plenty of interest and prevent rooms from leaning in the direction of a particular style. The best transitional settings boast a balance of traditional furnishings with modern elements while establishing a warm and welcoming environment.

Our Transcend collection is the very essence of transitional design. The combination of easy shapes, refined features and broad finish options makes this collection an effortless match to marry multiple trends.

Modern Farmhouse

Today’s take on modern farmhouse is rooted in rustic charm peppered with opulent and technical elements. Striking just the right ratio of countryside chic and sophistication, modern farmhouse interiors emphasize casual living with contemporary sensibility.

The Channing series, featured in our Barrington collection encompasses the heart and soul of modern farmhouse flair. Each knob, pull and cup pull in this series has been crafted to evoke feelings of comfortability and familiarity to make each room instantly feel like home.

Mid-Century Modern

The retro whimsy and flamboyant nuances of Mid-Century Modern details have experienced a resurgence in recent years. The beloved round edges, smooth surfaces and organic movements of 1950s accessories have been updated for today’s young homeowners who have an appreciation for vintage details.

Serving as an homage to this iconic design movement, our Lynwood collection encapsulates the electric nature of the mid 20th century.  Each piece in this complete line of knobs, pulls, cup pulls, and backplates feature a unique look produced during this time.

Industrial

As the name implies, Industrial interiors conjure an urban atmosphere, with exposed building materials and factory-like elements outfitting the space. Open floor plans with strategically placed furniture to define each “room” commonly accompany industrial-style homes, with a muted or gray-scale color scheme and minimalistic accessories to finish the look.

Versatile in form and function, our Asbury collection is the ideal accouterment for industrial dwellings. Series including Bit, Charlotte and Arendal offer lean physiques with mechanical detailing from exposed faux screws to two-toned metallic finishes.

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