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Choosing Decorative Knobs and Pulls for Your Kitchen Cabinetry

Adding decorative hardware to kitchen cabinetry is often likened to adding a piece of jewelry to that little black dress. A knob or a pull is the finishing touch that can add flair, personality, and individuality to your kitchen. When planning your new space, you should give plenty of thought to the decorative hardware that will become part of the final design.

There are no firm rules when it comes to choosing decorative hardware, and with the vast amount that is available today, the selection process can be a bit overwhelming. Use the following tips for selecting decorative knobs and pulls for your kitchen cabinetry.

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Long stainless cabinet pulls hardware

Long stainless steel pulls are used on this
contemporary door style.

When installing cabinet hardware, choose a location that is comfortable for you as the end user. However, your chosen cabinet door style might already dictate where the hardware is to be installed. Use the information below as a guideline for the installation location.

hardware, and drawers with widths over 30" should have two pieces of hardware. Ultimately, however, this is left to your preference.

Installation tip: Create or buy a durable template prior to drilling to mark the mounting holes. This will ensure that the location of the knob or pull is properly positioned and consistent on each cabinet door or drawer front throughout the kitchen.