Kitchen and Bathroom Design | Hillside Kitchens
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls DG 01
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls DG 01
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 1096 AB
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 1096 AB
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 123 96
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 123 96
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 123 96
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 123 96
  • Finish : Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 935
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 935
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 935
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 935
  • Size : 96 mm, 128 mm, 160 mm, 12 inch appl. handle
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Satin Nickel,
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 874
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 874
  • Size : 96 mm, 128 mm, 160 mm, 12 inch appl. handle
  • Finish : Brushed Antique Brass, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Distressed Antique Brass, Gun Metal, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 874
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 874
  • Size : 96 mm, 128 mm, 160 mm
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 5004
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 5004
  • Size : 96 mm
  • Finish : Brushed Pewter
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 125 96
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 125 96
  • Size : 128 mm, 160 mm
  • Finish : Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Distressed Oil Bronze, Polished Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 125 96
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 125 96
  • Finish : Brushed Pewter
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 212 96
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 212 96
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Pewter
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 1098
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 1098
  • Finish : Brushed Pewter, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 3211
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls 3211
  • Finish : Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls Z 259
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls Z 259
  • Finish : Black Nickel, Brushed Antique Brass, Brushed Chrome, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Dark Bronze, Gun Metal, Matte Black, Polished Brass, Polished Chrome, Satin Brass, Satin Bronze, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 08
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 08
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Gun Metal, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 07
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 07
  • Finish : Distressed Antique Brass, Distressed Antique Silver, Distressed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Gun Metal
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 06
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 06
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 05
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 05
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 04
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 04
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Distressed Antique Brass, Distressed Antique Silver, Gun Metal
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 03
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 03
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Antique Brass, Brushed Oil Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Distressed Antique Brass, Gun Metal, Polished Chrome, Satin Black Nickel, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 02
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 02
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Distressed Antique Brass, Distressed Antique Silver, Distressed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Gun Metal, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 01
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls PE 01
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Gun Metal, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls B 812 96 R
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls B 812 96 R
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Black Nickel, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Dark Bronze, Gun Metal, Satin Nickel
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls B 812 96
Hardware Resources Cabinet Pulls B 812 96
  • Finish : Antique Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Antique Brass, Brushed Black Nickel, Brushed Chrome, Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Dark Bronze, Distressed Antique Brass, Distressed Antique Silver, Gun Metal, Matte Black, Polished Chrome, Satin Brass, Satin Nickel

First things first, Knobs or Pulls?

To be able to choose the right cabinet hardware, we'll first need to get into the differences between cabinet knobs and cabinet pulls.

Cabinet knobs

High cabinets typically have knobs because they need one screw, and you can grab them with your thumb and forefinger. A cabinet knob is easier to install and use when you have cabinet doors above a fridge, pantry, or stovetop vent.

Cabinet pulls

Pulls need two screws (one at each end) to hang securely, and you can hook one finger or your whole hand inside it that makes the pulling process easier. Large pull-out doors, like we see in pantries, and integrated appliances are also usually opened with the cabinet pull hardware due to the strength that you have to exert while using them.

Can't I pick just any knob and pull?

We wish it was that simple! Some aspects of your cabinet hardware can be overlooked, like shape. For example, you can complement your cabinets and drawers by using simple round, square, or oval knobs and straight or curved pulls. Traditionally styled kitchens and bathrooms will shine with elegance if you add more intricate and ornate hardware that will create an eclectic overall look. There are also transitional knobs and pulls that result in a timeless aesthetic created by the perfect combination of traditional and modern styles.

Size and Positioning of Handles

Consider proportion, balance, aesthetics and function when deciding upon the size of a knob or pull for your kitchen cabinetry. An oversized cabinet door or drawer needs a large piece of hardware for proper functionality. A smaller sized knob or pull is appropriate for a smaller door or drawer. A good rule of thumb for traditional or transitional style pulls is that they should be about one-third of the length of the cabinet drawer. Drawers larger than eighteen inches wide may require more than one pull or knob. More contemporary designs call for long pulls that are at least two-thirds of the length of the drawer or cabinet door. 

Typically, pulls are positioned horizontally on drawers and vertically on doors. In contemporary kitchens, you can consider placing the pulls on the doors horizontally for a sleek look. No matter the style of your kitchen, think about how you want the knobs and pulls to be positioned before they are permanently attached to the cabinetry.

Knobs are installed with a single screw through one focused entry point on a door or drawer. Pulls are installed with two screws through two points of contact on a door or drawer. Before any holes are drilled, make sure you give detailed instructions to your homebuilder or remodelling professional so that they know the correct type of handle to install on each cabinet door or drawer. You will also need to specify the position of the knob or pull so that they are installed in a consistent manner throughout the kitchen.

Materials

Kitchen cabinet hardware is available in a wide variety of materials -- most of which are metal alloys. Brass hardware typically has a lacquer or plating applied to its surface that makes it very durable in a kitchen. It is antimicrobial and helps to reduce the spread of germs. Bronze hardware is also antimicrobial, offers a substantial look and feel, and works well for cabinets made of thicker woods. Stainless steel is another option because it is so durable and easy to keep clean. Pewter and nickel are popular choices, too. Or, you can choose glass, crystal or ceramic knobs for a vintage look.