admin, Saturday, March 25th 2017. Knowing Deeply About Kitchen Cabinet Knobs.
Knobs and pulls may seem like just mundane hardware, whose sole purpose is to provide a means for opening and closing the cupboards. But they don't have to be just that. With hundreds of styles available you can dress up your kitchen cabinets any way you choose.Choosing them however is probably the toughest job because there are so many choices available.And while you might think that this is purely a decision governed by what cabinet knobs look nice, you might want to re-think that position. Sure, they have to look good. But as this article will show you, some of those cute and trendy cabinet knobs can be a nuisance. There's a lot to be said for how they "feel". Nobody can make the choices for you but hopefully this article can help by pointing out some considerations before you choose (yes, they're simple items but there are some things you might not have thought of when it comes to choosing cabinet knobs). So before you take off on your cabinet knob shopping spree, take a gander at the information below. It may reveal a nugget of information that'll help you make the right choice. Remember, you'll be touching this hardware several times on a daily basis!
Let's start with some basic terminology that's pretty universal when you're talking about cabinets:
• Knobs are attached to a cabinet drawer or door with one screw (one attachment point).
• Pulls have two attachment points (or more, as in the case of a bin pull with three screw holes). Pulls are just another name for handle.
Most if not all the places that sell cabinet hardware including online retailers will segregate it into those two groups -- knobs and pulls.There is a way (sometimes) to get away with using a new pull that has a different CC dimension than your existing hardware. There's a piece of hardware called a "backplate" that attaches to the cabinet pull and covers existing holes. Some pulls are made with the backplate already attached to the pull or you can purchase the backplate separately. This trick works if the new cabinet pull is larger or has a larger CC dimension than your existing one.
nce the backplate is installed it covers the existing holes from the old cabinet pull.From that standpoint, buying new knobs and pulls can be an inexpensive way to upgrade the look of your existing cabinets. You might even want to replace your cabinet doors which, when combined with new knobs and pulls, could achieve a refreshing kitchen upgrade at a fraction of the cost and time associated with a full remodel.
If you're thinking of buying new cabinets because yours are looking outdated but they're still in good shape, consider some new knobs and pulls instead. This might offer the style change you're looking for. There's a style out there to suit everyone's taste.
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