How To Choose Kitchen Cabinet Pulls That Will Make Your Kitchen Come Alive

What are kitchen cabinet handles? They are drawer handles and cabinet door knobs. They can be added to all types of cabinets because they protect the wood from water and stains. They also make it easier to open and close drawers and cabinets.

Sweaters are made from just about any kind of material you can name. The material and design (shape, color) make some of them more appropriate in some kitchens than in others. Some people even save scraps and broken pieces of tile and use the pieces to make matching knobs.

Among the most popular materials for sweaters are:

  • Chrome
  • Wood
  • Tin
  • Nickel
  • polished nickel
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • porcelain
  • Ceramic

When choosing kitchen cabinet pulls, it’s important to consider how the material will hold up against the steam of cooking and dishwashing. Some materials cannot be considered because they would oxidize or calcify. Because they get a lot of use, handles and knobs also need to be durable.

Many people make their selection to match something else in the kitchen. For example, if they have stainless steel appliances, they might choose nickel, brushed nickel, pewter, or chrome. If they want handles and knobs for utility, but want them to be less conspicuous, many people choose wood.

Often people who prefer the look of gold choose brass. Similarly, people installing dark wood cabinets (cherry, mahogany) often choose bronze because it’s less obvious. Porcelain and ceramic can be a good option if you want to combine white sinks or appliances.

Most knobs are simple round items that screw into the cabinet door. There are styles that include a pendant to make them more elaborate. Knobs range from a simple round metal piece with a flat end that is attached to wood, to intricately carved and molded styles.

Drawer handles are usually wide enough for at least three fingers to fit through. They can also be wider. The proper size depends on the size of the drawers.

The choice of the shape of the handle will be determined to some extent by the style of your kitchen. For example, a contemporary kitchen with smooth, flat surfaces and clean lines needs simple handles. Similarly, in a traditional kitchen, more elaborate shapes and designs would probably be used.

The cabinet pulls go on the bottom corner of the cabinet door (at the opening edge). Drawer pulls belong to the center of the drawer face. If your cabinet doors are attached to the cabinet box in a way that leaves them visible from the outside, it will be important to match the pulls to the hardware.

Instead of being overwhelmed by the wide variety of kitchen cabinet pulls in a store, one should be delighted that there are so many options available to suit your needs. Even the mix-and-match style of a country kitchen, with its unmatched cabinets and cupboards, can be outfitted with the perfect porcelain or ceramic handles and knobs.

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