Should kitchen handles be vertical or horizontal?

The general rule is that handles are placed horizontally on pull-out drawers and vertically on doors.

Cabinet knobs are placed opposite of door hinges. On wall cabinets, knobs are usually placed 2-1/2” to 3” from the bottom corner of the door. On base cabinets, they are placed 2-1/2” to 3” from the upper corner of the door. If your drawer is 24” or wider, you may choose to place a second knob.

Likewise, how do I choose kitchen handles? To help you on your search for the perfect hardware for your kitchen cabinets, here are some tips to follow.

  1. Stick with the theme.
  2. Keep finishes cohesive.
  3. Know when to use knobs over pulls.
  4. Consider the color of your kitchen cabinets.
  5. Be aware of the appliances and fixtures in the kitchen.
  6. Don’t overlook quality.

Also, what is the best material for kitchen cabinet handles?

With metal, you can choose cabinet pulls in nickel, pewter, chrome, stainless steel, and bronze in varying finishes, such as satin or oil-rubbed. Metal is the most popular material for cabinet and drawer pulls, although glass looks beautiful in a traditional kitchen, and crystal gives the room a vintage vibe.

Should cabinet pulls all be the same size?

“Standard” size doesn’t mean one-size-fits-all. Standard base and wall cabinets typically run from 12 to 36 inches. Larger cabinets generally require larger pulls: 6 to 12 inches cc. If you want knobs on both doors and drawers, use the same size throughout.

Should I use knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets?

There are no strict rules to follow when choosing whether to select a knob or a pull or both. One preference is to use knobs for all doors and pulls for all drawers. For any large door such as a pantry and any pull-out door (including pull-out base pantries or trash pull-outs), use a pull.

Can you mix knobs and pulls on kitchen cabinets?

Although it’s definitely possible to coordinate cabinet hardware in different finishes, it’s much easier and safer to mix different shapes of knobs and pulls in one matching finish.

What size handles on kitchen cabinets?

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″.

Should drawer handles be centered?

Most drawer pulls are centered on the drawer fronts, but if the cabinet you’re working on has two or three drawers the same size and one larger one at the bottom, install the bottom knob (or pull) higher than the center of that drawer front. Install it so all the knobs on the cabinet are spaced evenly.

What hardware looks best on Shaker cabinets?

Top Hardware Styles To Pair With Your Shaker Cabinets Classic – Ceramic Knobs. Ceramic knobs bring such charm to your kitchen. Elegant – Glass Knobs. Add elements of grace and style with glass or crystal knobs. SIMPLE- brass/nickel knobs. MODERN – tubular bar pulls. Sleek – Flat Bar Pulls. VINTAGE- bin pulls. RETRO – latches. INDUSTRIAL – pulls with exposed screws.

How do I choose kitchen cabinet hardware?

Hanging knobs on a flat-front cabinet is pretty straightforward: You’ll want to position the knob in the bottom corner (for upper cabinets) or top corner (for lower cabinets) of the door. Knobs should be placed equidistant from both sides of the cabinet. A guide like this one can help you to get the measurements right.

Should my kitchen cabinet pulls match my faucet?

Most of the time the kitchen faucet should match cabinet hardware!” But, sometimes strategically placing different metals next to each other can work for you, add interest or even make a statement.

Should faucet match cabinet hardware?

Matching faucets with cabinet hardware, on the other hand, creates a unified look that’s appropriate for small spaces such as a powder room. If you’re an organized person who finds calm in coordination, a matched look will suit you no matter what decor style you choose for the room.

Where do you put drawer pulls?

Pulls should be placed horizontally on drawers. For small drawers (less than 24” wide) center the knobs or pulls in both directions. Just like on larger drawers, pulls should be placed horizontally. Knobs and pulls can also be placed centered at the very top of the drawer panel, where the drawer rail begins.

Are Zinc cabinet pulls good?

Zinc Hardware Solid zinc is a useful material in hardware due to its malleability when heated. It is also one of the lower-cost options available, allowing you to have metal hardware without the higher cost of brass, bronze or stainless steel.

What color should cabinet pulls be?

Black was a great color choice for the bin pulls used here on stained wood cabinetry. When choosing knobs, hold them against various finishes to see which color looks best. You may have seen a photo of a knob you love in polished brass, but with a different cabinet door color than the ones you actually own.