Where To Place Knobs On Kitchen Cabinet Doors?
- 1 Where do you put knobs on kitchen cabinets?
- 2 Where do pulls go on Shaker cabinets?
- 3 Do you put knobs or handles on kitchen cabinets?
- 4 Do you put cabinet pulls on fake drawers?
- 5 Can you use different size pulls on cabinets?
- 6 Should cabinet pulls be vertical or horizontal?
- 7 Can you mix knobs and handles on kitchen cabinets?
- 8 Should my kitchen cabinet pulls match my faucet?
- 9 Do fake drawers get hardware?
- 10 Why are there fake drawers?
- 11 What do you do with a fake drawer under a sink?
Where do you put knobs on kitchen cabinets?
Cabinet knobs should be installed on the stile opposite the hinges. The general rule is to place a knob 2 1/2″ – 3″ from the corner of the door. For upper cabinets, install knobs in the bottom corners of the door. For lower cabinets, place them in the upper corners.
Where do pulls go on Shaker cabinets?
Center of the Stile: Knobs and pulls can be placed halfway up the stile of your Shaker door. Keep in mind you’ll want to be able to reach the handles, since they will be placed higher up along the stile. Just Above or Below the Corners: Place the knobs or pulls 2” to 3” from the lower or upper corner.
Do you put knobs or handles on kitchen cabinets?
Traditionally knobs are used for cabinet doors and pulls are used on cabinet drawers however these days anything goes. You will often see people using knobs for drawers for consistency or based on the size of the drawers.
Do you put cabinet pulls on fake drawers?
I would recommend putting pulls on the dummy drawers it allows for consistency. Good design is always consistent. It will also give the illusion that these drawers are not fake. The idea of putting a minimal intrusive towel bar works well because then it will serve more for function then aesthetics.
Can you use different size pulls on cabinets?
There is no right or wrong size to choose, but we do recommend choosing pulls that have at least a 3-3/4″ center to center (the distance between the screw holes). This size looks pleasing on most cabinets, while still being large enough to grip comfortably. 5″ pulls are also an excellent choice.
Should cabinet pulls be vertical or horizontal?
The thing to keep in mind with cabinet pulls has to do with placing them vertically or horizontally. Usually for cabinet door pulls, we recommend placing the pulls vertically, making it easy to open the doors (again, functionality is key).
Can you mix knobs and handles on kitchen cabinets?
Yes. You can mix knobs and pulls. It’s recommended to use pulls for cabinets that are higher up and knobs for lower style cabinets. Lower drawers that slide are typically fitted with a pull handle.
Should my kitchen cabinet pulls match my faucet?
Does cabinet hardware have to match your faucet? No. But, traditionally kitchens and bathrooms will match hardware finishes to the faucet to tie the finishes in the room together. Matching cabinet hardware to your faucet creates a cohesive look.
Do fake drawers get hardware?
We don’t typically install knobs on false fronts after a particularly strong client became frustrated with the “drawer” that wouldn’t open and yanked it off the cabinet!
Why are there fake drawers?
Fake drawer fronts are used to continue the visual line created by other drawers or cabinet openings. They are often placed in areas in which a drawer would not be appropriate, such as directly under sinks.
What do you do with a fake drawer under a sink?
With a little creativity you can create valuable space in that area right below the sink. Faux kitchen drawers can be instantly transformed into a hinged drawer that allows you to store small items like sponges, scrubbers, and cleaning supplies right where you need them most.