Planning ahead: buying cabinet hardware for the kitchen of my dreams

Planning ahead: buying cabinet hardware for the kitchen of my dreams

It's been fairly well established on this blog that Rob and I are house people.

And if you read my blog with any regularity, you know I love a bargain.

Those two things collided recently, when my favorite home improvement store had a sale on cabinet pulls for 50 cents after rebates. And not just any cabinet pulls – this sale included the fancy cup pulls that look straight out of an amazing, vintage kitchen.

 

I love cup pulls. I Someday, I hope to have a kitchen that features them.

So I did what any self-respecting, bargain-loving house person would – I went and bought some. They're normally priced at more than $7. They're on sale for $2.50 and I'll get $2 back in a store rebate for each one I bought. That's more than 93 percent off. See? Bargain.

And while I don't have a use for them yet, I hope to someday. Or, if that doesn't pan out, I know I can always find someone who does.

So, for now, we're hanging on to them in our basement. (Obviously, this purchase was a conscious decision because our space is so limited.)

The whole thing just has me wondering – is this abnormal behavior, to buy cabinet hardware you never expect to use in your current home? Have you stockpiled anything similar?

 

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rsp wrote on September 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

I do believe I have seen those installed upside-down and used to hold something. So you could put them to use for the time being, but they will start to show wear. I have so many projects I'm "in the middle of" that sometimes I forget one. But when I see something that's a bargain for something I always wanted to do that's when I buy. I was looking for a microwave and saw one on clearance for $70 so I offered $50. And that's what I paid for my $200 microwave. No manual. Wow, I just had a crazy thought, what if you framed them? Maybe put in some old ones too.

Meg Dickinson wrote on September 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm
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Love those ideas - although I've never found old ones. I've always been on the prowl for them at places like PACA's warehouse, but with no success.