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Design 101: Cabinet Hardware Placement

by Contributing Author

{cabinet knobs: SchaubSatin Brass | Cabinet Cup Pull: SchaubSatin Brass | Cabinet Latches: M-Techsatin brass}

Cabinet hardware is one of those little things that is often overlooked during renovations. But it’s more like a piece of spatial jewelry, instantly providing a little sparkle. Aesthetics are important, but the functional component here is huge. He is one of the most frequently used kitchen items in the kitchen. They are constantly being touched, pulled and poked.

In the last few years, I started procuring and placing cabinet hardware early on. frequent I even design an entire kitchen based on my findings. In summary, choosing and placing cabinet hardware shouldn’t be an afterthought when it comes to good design. But this doesn’t have to be stressful! We have a brief cabinet hardware placement guide to share below.

Earlier, we talked about how to many I think a kitchen should have a mix of cabinet knobs and pulls, and it still does.But I never actually extended exactly where Each should be positioned to best suit the space, both aesthetically and functionally.

partnered with M-Tech & Schaub To reveal some of my “inside secrets” about cabinet hardware placement. Emtek is the purveyor of the most beautiful premium hardware on the market. We’ve used them in our kitchen reno (so did my mom!) Of course, there are many variations in cabinet hardware placement, and design rules are often meant to be broken. If you want a timeless look for your kitchen, here are four cabinet hardware placement guides to get you started.

N 1
| | Pull the bottom to
Upper Knobs |

Note
:: I prefer smaller knobs (1 inch or so)
:: Position the knob 3 inches from the bottom of the cabinet
:: Place the pull 3 inches from the top of the cabinet
:: For drawers wider than 24 inches, use 2 smaller pulls

N 2
| | Pull the upper and
bottom knob |

Note
:: I prefer smaller knobs (1 inch or so)
:: Position the knob 3 inches from the top of the cabinet
:: Pull 3 inches from the bottom of the cabinet
:: Adjust your pull – larger cabinets have longer pulls, shorter cabinets have shorter pulls
::For drawers wider than 24 inches, use two knobs

N 3
| | pull the cabinet,
drawer knobs |

Note
:: I prefer smaller knobs (1 inch or so)
:: Adjust your pull – larger cabinets have longer pulls, shorter cabinets have shorter pulls
::For drawers wider than 24 inches, use two knobs

N 4
| | pull the drawer,
cabinet knobs |

Note
:: I like smaller knobs (1 inch or so)
:: For drawers wider than 24 inches, add 2 small pulls
:: exception: If you have full-height or large cabinet doors (such as pantries), you can consider using pulls instead of knobs.

{cabinet knobs: SchaubSatin Brass | Cabinet Cup Pull: SchaubSatin Brass | Cabinet Latches: M-Techsatin brass}

If you’re looking for unique cabinet hardware, check it out. M-Tech or its sister company SchaubThey’ve made a name for themselves in the industry for good reason. I’ve used them profusely over the years, both on sponsored and unsponsored projects.

Thanks to Emtek & Shaub for partnering with me on this post

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