If you have chrome or crystal cabinet knobs, would guests and neighbors actually care? Well, no matter how minor these hardware might be to others, you may be amazed how important these hardware really are in completing the appearance of your room. Not only that, you may already have taken for granted its usefulness. Can you imagine having a rough moment pulling your sideboard ajar? You cannot right? It is because your sideboard knobs are built to fit your palms, ensuring you will not have problems getting anything from your sideboard. Although, you could come upon some glitch sliding your sideboard door to open. But this could be because of your hinge, which can either be out of form or improperly mounted.
But if you truly have issues with your knobs, here are some tips for you to remember. Are they loose and wobble when you attempt to turn them in your hands? Do you at times find it hard to skew them to open? Do not be bothered, though. These are simply easy and minor issues. Nothing your carpenter or your father can’t fix. Wobbly knobs can be a result of a slack work. Your carpenter might have miscalculated the dimension of your knob to the drill, or there may have been a lax screw in the hardware. A knob that’s difficult to open meanwhile may require of some oiling or polishing. Especially with crystal cabinet knobs, they can turn taut after a long period of time not being used.
To repair your wobbly knobs, ask yourself first whether what would be more convenient: to re-install them once more or change them altogether? Chances are, if you try to re-install them once more, the drill or the hole for the screws may have by now been overly loose. So either you must drill another cavity again or you can have a new door hardware. If you fancy to replace them, you can have door handles for a change. It could give a different look for your door. I would advise you though to still go for door knobs since they are in fact easier to install compared to door handles or cabinet pulls.
For the taut knobs find first what material are they made of. This is significant for varied material like metal, wood and crystal demand a different style of cleaning process. Metal hardware for instance like bronze, steel or chrome has to be cleaned by baking soda and vinegar solution. Wooden hardware could require oil polishing. Plastic hardware needs to be soaked and scrubbed in the water while crystal and glass hardware may simply require a light wiping.
In cleaning your hardware, always bring to mind to remove the knobs first from the showcase or from the door. Right after cleaning, re-install them again. If the knobs are still stiff, then perhaps you might demand new crystal cabinet knobs. But if the knob worked as if it’s as good as new, then don’t forget to clean them once in a while to avoid having troubles again.