What does center to center mean for cabinet pulls?

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The Center-to-Center of any drawer pull is the distance between the center of one screw hole to the center of the other. Measuring the center-to-center of the drawer pull is key in determining what new hardware will fit and whether you'll need to drill new mounting holes or fit into existing ones.

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Likewise, people ask, what is the standard size for cabinet pulls?

For standard size cabinetry (dimensions of 12″ – 36″) the most common pull sizes are 3”, 4”, 96mm, and 128mm center to center (from one screw hole to another). Standard knob sizes are 1 1/4″ or 1 3/8″.

Additionally, where do you put pulls on kitchen cabinets? For pulls (having two screws) on upper cabinets, the pull should be centered horizontally on the door stile and the bottom hole should be placed 2-1/2” up from the bottom of the door. For lower cabinets the upper hole should be placed vertically, 2-1/2” down from the top of the door.

Likewise, should drawer handles be centered?

Most drawer pulls are centered on the drawer fronts, but if the cabinet you're working on has two or three drawers the same size and one larger one at the bottom, install the bottom knob (or pull) higher than the center of that drawer front. Install it so all the knobs on the cabinet are spaced evenly.

Should I use knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets?

There are no strict rules to follow when choosing whether to select a knob or a pull or both. One preference is to use knobs for all doors and pulls for all drawers. For any large door such as a pantry and any pull-out door (including pull-out base pantries or trash pull-outs), use a pull.

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Can you use cup pulls on cabinet doors?

Cup Pulls. Used most commonly in traditional and transitional style kitchens, cup pulls are an excellent way to add an extra pop of personality to cabinetry. Because of the size and configuration of cup pulls they are typically only installed on drawer doors.

Where do drawer pulls go on Shaker cabinets?

Cabinet knobs are placed opposite of door hinges. On wall cabinets, knobs are usually placed 2-1/2” to 3” from the bottom corner of the door. On base cabinets, they are placed 2-1/2” to 3” from the upper corner of the door.

How do you measure center to center drawer pulls?

The Center-to-Center of any drawer pull is the distance between the center of one screw hole to the center of the other. Measuring the center-to-center of the drawer pull is key in determining what new hardware will fit and whether you'll need to drill new mounting holes or fit into existing ones.

What color pulls for white cabinets?

Hardware on white cabinets will steal the show, so it's a great opportunity to go bold! If you have warm tones, go with gold, blacks, or bronze. If you have a cold grey, then silvers, pewters, blacks and stainless will work.

Can you mix knobs and pulls on kitchen cabinets?

Although it's definitely possible to coordinate cabinet hardware in different finishes, it's much easier and safer to mix different shapes of knobs and pulls in one matching finish.

Can you use different size pulls on cabinets?

To avoid this issue, make sure when mixing multiple styles that they're noticeably different in scale. The kitchen shown here has medium-size handles for most lowers (likely 3-inch hole spacing), small (around 1-inch) latch pulls for the upper cabinets and much larger handles for the paneled appliances.

How do you measure for cabinet pulls?

Place the drawer pull on a work surface with the threaded posts facing up. Measure from the center of the screw hole in one threaded post over to the center of the other screw hole with a tape measure. This is the measurement required when selecting replacement pulls.

What hardware looks best on Shaker cabinets?

Top Hardware Styles To Pair With Your Shaker Cabinets
  • Classic – Ceramic Knobs. Ceramic knobs bring such charm to your kitchen.
  • Elegant – Glass Knobs. Add elements of grace and style with glass or crystal knobs.
  • SIMPLE- brass/nickel knobs.
  • MODERN – tubular bar pulls.
  • Sleek – Flat Bar Pulls.
  • VINTAGE- bin pulls.
  • RETRO – latches.
  • INDUSTRIAL – pulls with exposed screws.

How long should drawer pulls be?

Using a pull that is approximately 1/3 the length of the drawer is a good rule of thumb. For modern cabinetry, you can use extra long pulls that span nearly the entire width of each cabinet.

What are most popular kitchen cabinet pulls?

The Top Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Choices
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  • Inspirations™ Satin Nickel Ring Knobs.
  • & 9.
  • Revitalize Polished Nickel Knobs.
  • & 6.
  • Candler Satin Nickel Rectangular Knobs.
  • & 3. Allison™ Satin Nickel & Oil Rubbed Bronze Pulls.
  • Stainless Steel Bar Pulls. This is our most popular cabinet hardware right now.

What size drawer needs two pulls?

Drawers wider than 18″ need two knobs/pulls, whereas drawer narrower need only one. If a drawer is wide enough to need two knobs, they should be set about 1/6th of the drawer length from each end (roughly). Single pulls or knobs on drawers should be laterally centered and slightly higher than vertical center.

Which direction should cabinet doors open?

If you have two doors together, should the left one open to the left and the right one open to the right. All of ours open to the left.