How to update your kitchen cabinet pulls like a pro
The kitchen cabinet pulls are one of the most important part in the kitchen, whether it is a custom or non-customised cabinets, the quality of cabinet hardware determines its service life directly. Cabinet hardware is the basic component of the cabinet, its mechanical properties, rust, moisture resistance, fatigue performance of the movable parts, directly affect the comprehensive quality and service life of the cabinet.
Today we will talk about the kitchen cabinet drawer pulls, one of the important cabinet hardware accessories.
4 Main Styles of Kitchen Cabinet Door Pulls
1. Traditional: A classic look with more embellishment, traditional drawer pulls and knobs come in multiple shapes and styles and can easily upgrade a variety of looks.
2. Modern: Simple designs featuring clean lines and minimalistic appeal, modern cabinet hardware can dress up your space with a sophisticated yet understated style.
3. Farmhouse: Top off a country home style with farmhouse pulls and knobs, offered in various finishes and looks that’ll add warm and coziness to the space.
4. Rustic: Full of old-fashioned, rugged charm, these pulls and knobs enhance the warm of the rustic design style.
Type of Kitchen Cabinet Handles
First, please make a decision what kinds of handles you want to use, all knobs, all pulls, or a combination of both. Although there are no hard and fast rules, it is generally much easier to open cabinets with knobs and drawers with pulls. Nevertheless, there are many exceptions. For example, installing drawer pulls vertically may work best for bathroom base cabinets. If you want to enhance existing furniture (such as a side table or media console), you may decide that small knobs add more visual interest than long pulls. When considering the type of hardware, try to envision what would be most practical for your lifestyle.
Knobs are smaller in profile than pulls, cheaper and can be used on drawers and cabinets. They are easier to install than pulls as you only need a screw to fix the knob to the surface.
Pull handles are larger, more convincing and often easier to hold than knobs. They are more expensive than pulls, but they are available in many different sizes. They tend to complement drawers or large cabinets with their linear shape.
Now, you may want wo know how to choose perfect kitchen cabinet pulls?
No matter what style of cabinet you have, cabinet handle is always a very key detail parts, it will directly affect the cabinet quality. Cabinet pulls are available in many different materials and styles, then how to choose perfect cabinet handles? I will provide you some selection skills, so that you can select the handles more handy.
1. Quality and Function
When choosing cabinet pulls, it's important to make sure they are of good quality and design. You may often open and close cupboard doors and drawers in your kitchen, so you must want the kitchen cabinet pulls to be both stylish and comfortable. When you're shopping for cabinet pulls, you can take one and place it on the cabinet to try out how easy it is to use and how it feels in your hand, while also considering how easy it is to use for older and kids of your family.
2. Consider the Style of Your Kitchen
Think about the overall style and feel you want to achieve in your kitchen. The pulls you choose will have a big impact on the overall feel of your kitchen and can change your style in different ways. If you are not sure which style you should choose, we recommend you some styles below, these can match nearly any styles of your cabinet:
3. Cabinet Handle Material
Cabinet pulls are available in a very wide range of materials, such as stainless steel, brass, ceramic, aluminium etc. When choosing a style of handle, please consider other characteristic factors of your kitchen design, as here, these black handles look so sophisticated on the light grey cabinets and are just the right colour to match the black gas hob and the black tile joints.
Some cabinet pulls will come in various lengths, it's a matter of personal choice and taste, if you use the same length of pull in your kitchen it will make your kitchen look less cluttered and more consistent no matter what the length of your cabinets are.
We suggest you choose the length of the pulls according to the height of your cabinet. Here are some guide on how to choose the perfect cabinet pulls:
For oversized cabinetry (dimensions of 36″ or larger) such as drawers for built in appliances you may want to consider longer length pulls (6”, 8”, 10” or 12” center to center) or oversized knobs (diameter of 1-1/2” or larger).
For standard size cabinetry (dimensions of 12″ – 36″) the most common pull sizes are 3”, 4”, 96mm, and 128mm center to center (from one screw hole to another). Standard knob sizes are 1 1/4″ or 1 3/8″.
For small specialized cabinetry (narrow drawers or dimensions under 12″) like built-in spice racks, use smaller knobs under 1″ in diameter or T-pulls rather than bar pulls.
5. The installation position
Before installing your cabinet pulls, place your handles on your cabinet doors and drawers and try different positions and heights. If you prefer a modern, streamlined kitchen looking, you may consider placing the handles horizontally on your doors, but try this first as it doesn't open in as natural a way as using vertical pulls.