Hardware Upgrades for Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing in Michigan

Upgrade the Look of Your Cabinets in 3 days or Less with Cabinet Refinishing Or Cabinet Refacing

At New Finish, we understand that the subtleties of hardware can transform kitchen cabinets from ordinary to outstanding. Our expertise in cabinet refinishing is complemented by meticulous hardware upgrades, which not only refresh the look but also enhance functionality. When it comes to refinishing, it’s not just about applying new finishes; it’s about a holistic approach to rejuvenation. We utilize high-quality hinges, handles, and knobs that align with the latest design trends and durability standards. Each piece is chosen to ensure seamless integration with the existing décor while providing an effortless user experience.

We pride ourselves on offering unique solutions that go beyond the standard expectations. By incorporating cutting-edge techniques and materials, such as UV-resistant coatings and custom-fabricated hardware, we extend the life of your cabinets and ensure they remain a centerpiece in your kitchen for years to come. Our team of professionals is adept at recommending hardware that complements your refinishing choices, creating a cohesive look that reflects your personal style. We are committed to crafting spaces that truly resonate with our client’s visions.

Knobs and Pulls

At New Finish, we understand that knobs and pulls are not just functional components; they are pivotal in defining the aesthetic and usability of kitchen cabinets. Knobs are generally used on cabinet doors and can be a focal point due to their various styles, materials, and designs. Pulls, on the other hand, are typically installed on drawers and provide a larger gripping area, which makes them ideal for heavier drawers. Both knobs and pulls come in a range of materials such as metal, glass, or ceramic, each offering different levels of durability and style impact.

Installation Techniques

Proper installation of hardware is crucial to the functionality and overall finish of your cabinetry project. At New Finish, we employ precise installation techniques that ensure hardware not only looks great but also performs well over time. This involves careful measurement and alignment to guarantee that knobs and pulls are both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically positioned for daily use. We use specialized tools to avoid damage to the newly refinished surfaces and ensure that each piece of hardware is securely fastened.

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Selecting the Right Hardware for Your Cabinets

Selecting the right hardware for your kitchen cabinets is an essential step in the refinishing process that can dramatically influence both the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen. Here are some key considerations to guide you in choosing the most appropriate hardware for your cabinetry:


Begin by considering how your cabinets are used and what type of hardware would enhance their functionality. For doors, knobs are a popular choice due to their simplicity and ease of installation. Pulls, on the other hand, are generally easier to handle and are ideal for drawers due to their better grip, which makes opening heavier drawers smoother and easier.

Style and Design

The hardware should complement the overall style of your kitchen. For a modern look, sleek and simple hardware designs in a chrome or stainless steel finish may be best. For traditional or rustic kitchens, you might opt for more ornate hardware with a bronze or brass finish. Think about whether you want the hardware to stand out as a feature or blend seamlessly with the cabinets.

Material and Finish

The durability of the hardware material is crucial, especially in a kitchen environment where humidity and frequent use are factors. Popular materials include stainless steel, brass, bronze, and nickel. Each material comes with different finish options such as matte, polished, or antiqued, which can affect both the look and maintenance level of the hardware.

Comfort and Feel

Consider how the hardware feels in your hand. Pieces that are comfortable to grip and operate can enhance the overall user experience in your kitchen. This is particularly important for families with elderly members or small children, who may find certain types of hardware easier to use than others.

Size and Proportion

The size of the hardware should be in proportion to the size of the doors and drawers. Larger drawers may require longer pulls for functional and aesthetic balance. Similarly, small knobs may look better on smaller cabinet doors.

Installation and Alignment

Finally, consider the ease of installation and the potential for future adjustments. Some types of hardware may require more complex installations or might show misalignments more prominently, requiring precise installation. existing décor while providing an effortless user experience.

Durability and Maintenance of Cabinet Hardware

When selecting hardware for kitchen cabinet refinishing, the durability and maintenance requirements are crucial factors that contribute significantly to the longevity and appearance of your cabinets. Here’s how you can ensure that the hardware you choose will stand the test of time and remain practical in a busy kitchen environment:

Durability Factors

Material Quality: The material of the hardware affects its durability. Stainless steel, brass, and bronze are known for their strength and resistance to corrosion and tarnishing. Choosing high-quality materials ensures that the hardware can withstand frequent use and exposure to kitchen elements like moisture and varying temperatures.

Protective Finishes: Hardware often comes with a protective finish that can extend its life. Options like lacquered brass or oil-rubbed finishes add extra protection against deterioration. It’s important to select a finish that not only matches the aesthetic of your kitchen but also offers additional durability benefits.

Construction and Design: The build quality of the hardware also impacts its durability. Solid pieces are generally more durable than hollow ones. Additionally, the design should not have sharp edges or intricate details where dirt and grime can accumulate, making it harder to clean and maintain.

Maintenance Considerations

Ease of Cleaning: Simplicity in hardware design facilitates easier cleaning. Hardware with smooth surfaces and minimal detailing can be wiped down quickly without the need for special tools or products. This is particularly beneficial in a kitchen where grease and food particles can build up.

Resistance to Wear and Tear: Consider how the hardware will hold up to daily interactions. For instance, knobs and pulls that are frequently used should be resistant to scratches and fingerprints. Matte finishes or brushed metals are typically better at hiding marks and smudges compared to their polished counterparts.

Compatibility with Cleaning Agents: Some hardware materials or finishes may be sensitive to certain cleaning chemicals. It’s important to know what cleaning solutions are safe to use on your specific hardware to prevent damage. Generally, mild soap and water are recommended, avoiding abrasive materials or harsh chemicals.

Regular Maintenance Checks:

Periodic checks for loose fittings and signs of wear can help extend the life of your hardware. Tightening screws and replacing damaged parts promptly ensures that the hardware remains functional and aesthetically pleasing.

By prioritizing durability and ease of maintenance when selecting your kitchen cabinet hardware, you ensure that the hardware not only enhances the look of your cabinetry but also functions optimally for many years.

Improve Your Kitchen With Cabinet Refinishing or Refacing In 3 Easy Steps

We are thoroughly invested in helping you to realize your vision with our highly skilled cabinet refinishing team. Our goal is to help you have a home you can't get enough of. Here's how we make that happen.

1. Get In Touch

Get in touch with us! This can be done by either calling us at +1 (989) 525-6479 or sending an email to info@newfinishonline.com 

2. We Get To Work

We’ll plan out how to revitalize your new space to look how you need it to look. Once we have a plan and completely understand your vision, we’ll start working our magic.

3. Love Your New Cabinets

We’ll go with you on a post-job walk-through with you to make sure you love your new kitchen. Tell us your thoughts so we can make sure we’ve exceeded your expectations.

Cabinet Refinishing Prices

If you want to have a fantastic experience while refinishing your space, look no further than New Finish. Here's a quick guide to the pricing you can expect for Cabinet Refinishing Or Cabinet Refacing.

Base Cabinet Refinishing

Average Cabinet Refinish*


Cabinet Refinishing for an average sized kitchen. Includes refinish/paint existing cabinet doors in a solid color of your choice with our exculsive spray applied coating system, refinish exterior of cabinet boxes and frames to match doors.

*Cabinet hardware is additional.

Average Cabinet Refacing*


Cabinet Refacing/Redooring for a average sized kitchen. Includes new five piece Shaker style cabinet doors & drawer fronts, refinished exterior of cabinet boxes and frames to match doors. Price also Includes soft close hidden hinges and pulls or knobs of your choice! Takes only 2-3 days to renew your kitchen!

Cabinet Refinish

Large Cabinet Refacing*


Cabinet refacing/redooring for a large sized kitchen. Includes new five piece Shaker style cabinet doors & drawer fronts, refinished exterior of cabinet boxes and frames to match doors. Price also includes soft close hidden hinges and pulls or knobs of choice! Takes only 2-3 days to renew your kitchen!

High-End Cabinet Refinishing

Kitchen Refresh Package*


Our Kitchen Refresh package includes everything listed in our Cabinet Refacing package plus Countertop Refinishing with our spray applied Stone Finish system (Over 40 Granite or Quartz Colors to choose from) and a full Subway Tile backsplash (using Smart Tile)
*Price is based on a average sized kitchen.

*Prices are averages and may change depending on your project.

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What Our Customers Say

Client reviews are one of the best ways to know what a company is like. You can find out how well they do and what working with them is like. Here are a few reviews our clients have left us on Google.


Highly recommend!!

Kevin and his team were amazing to work with, fast and very thorough.

Couldn’t be happier with the way the floors turned out!

Steven Slosser


Brandon was excellent!

He was on time, explained everything that he was doing to do. Let me know about how long it would take and it did 😃

Would recommend New Finish 👍🏻

Jaime Lietzke


New Finish took our old floors and transformed them changing the look of our whole house.

They look beautiful and I am so pleased with how they turned out.

Kevin and his whole crew were very professional and great to work with.

I am so happy with their work and will definitely be using them again in the very near future!!

Ashley Prell

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