Home Improvement  /  December 16, 2021

Tips for Replacing Hardware

Tips for Replacing Hardware

Professional Tips for Replacing Hardware

If you are updating the kitchen or bathroom in your home, hardware makes a very important statement in these rooms. Here are some tips from our professional craftspeople on how to replace hardware in your home. From doorknobs, cabinetry, hinges, and more, there are many things to choose from.

How to Replace Your Hardware: Simplified

  1. Remove old hardware.
  2. Fill in old holes with putty or caulk, and paint.
  3. Pre-drill holes for new hardware.
  4. Drill and install new hardware.

Hardware can give a new look and a fresh mini makeover to a small remodeling or be the finishing touch on a big project. Replacing hardware can help if old hardware has broken, is showing its age, or if you are looking for a new style and look. There are handles, knobs, hooks, and more. Each type has different styles and shapes such as handles that can be a pull knob, round, square, ornate, and decorative, and more.


As you work on replacing old hardware, you will need the following tools:

  • New kitchen hardware
  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Wood putty
  • Putty knife
  • Screws
  • Scrap wood
  • Damp cloth
  • Hardware installation jig or template

Now that you know how to begin replacing hardware in your house before you begin remodeling, you can take your time picking out what kind of hardware you would like to install. Are you going for one singular look that matches? Or do you want something that catches the eye with a little pop of color? There are many designs and colors from ornate to sleek metallic colors to choose from.

Design, colors, materials, and styles—there are many ways you can go about replacing the hardware in your kitchen, bathroom, and other areas of your home. As with any project, take your time, gather your materials and tools ahead of time, and don’t be afraid to reach out to local craftspeople if you need any help on your project. With these tips, your home improvements will be completed in no time.

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