2. Finish comes first:
Among buyers, stained is the number-one choice for a finish style, and brushed nickel is the first choice for hardware.
While a charming antique finish, it adds 10 to 20 percent to the overall cost.
4. Optical illusions:
The single knob on a drawer should be oriented slightly higher than center. If it’s placed at the actual center, it will appear off-center when viewed from standing height.
5. Dominant design:
The best drawers are constructed with dovetail joinery, solid wood sides, and a plywood bottom.