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Buying Cabinet Hardware

Tips and Tricks On How To Pick The Right Cabinet Hardware

So you're getting ready to pick the perfect cabinet hardware for you new or old cabinet, well, you have come to the right place. Simply Knobs and Pulls has thousands of cabinet hardware items to choose from. We also have articles and how to tips on how to install and pick the perfect cabinet hardware for your kitchen or bathroom. Simply Knobs and Pulls hardware comes in many decorative styles and types such as: drawer pulls, cabinet knobs, cup pulls, hinges, appliance pulls, bail pulls, drop pulls and much more. Simply Knobs and Pulls is more than pleased to provide this information to you at no cost. Please contact us via phone or email if you need any assistance. Unlike the big box stores such as Lowe's and Home Depot, we can provide person to person interaction and help you hands on.

Here's a great tip for you: If you are going to replace your cabinet hardware, you will want to match up old hardware with new hardware. If you don't want to get a similar hardware piece, you can use a backplate to cover up the old holes and markings from that hardware piece.

Choosing the Right Finishes

There is so much to say when it comes to picking the right finish for your cabinet hardware. Cabinet hardware is the crown jewel of your cabinet so making the right decision is paramount. You will want to pick the perfect hardware that will complement that color, design and overall ambiance of your kitchen or bathroom. It is important also to match up the cabinet hardware with the hardware that is on your doors and also the hinges on your cabinets. You can also change out your appliance pulls to complete the look you are going for.

You will need to first determine if you are looking for a trendy style, a country style, modern style, antique style, or a mixture.

Our picks for cabinet hardware finishes to match contemporary or modern kitchens:

Our picks for cabinet hardware finishes to match a country kitchen:

  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Antique English
  • Rustic Brass
  • Aged Bronze
  • Rustic Bronze
  • Weathered Bronze
  • Aged Copper
  • Wrought Iron
  • Aged Iron

Do You Need Knobs or Pulls?

Cabinet knobs and drawer pulls as stated above are the crown jewels of your cabinets. They are the pieces which help to enhance the overall look and feel of your caibnets.

  • Cabinet knobs are single holed cabinet hardware pieces. They attach to the cabinet face with a single screw which goes through the back of the cabinet and into the back of the hardware piece. If you are looking to replace your cabinet knobs with new ones, you will want to make sure that you match up the new ones with the old ones. This will ensure that the any of the old markings will be covered up by the new hardware. If you do not want to match up the old diameter of the knob base with the same diameter with the new knob, then a backplate can be used. Backplates help to cover up any old or pre-existing holes or scratches from the old hardware. Simply Knobs and Pulls cabinet knobs can range in diameter sizes from 3/4" to 3" inches. If you are looking for odd diameter hardware sizes, use our advanced search engine or give us a call and we will see what we can do to help out.

 

  • Drawer Pulls or drawer pulls, as they have been called, perform the same function as a cabinet hardware knobs. They do not look the same, but they perform similar and are used to open the drawer or the cabinet door. Drawer pulls are attached to the cabinet or door face with two screws. The screws enter through the back of cabinet and into the drawer pull holes which lay on the front of the cabinet. Drawer pulls are more popular that cabinet knobs because they can come in many more styles and intricatcies. Similar to cabinet knobs, new drawer pulls should be matched up with dimensions as the old drawer hardware pulls. This will ensure that any old scratches, holes and markings left by the old draw pulls will be covered when attached to the cabinets or doors. If you don't want to use the same size drawer pulls as before, you can simply apply a backplate to the cabinet prior to installing the pulls. Drawer pulls are attached to the cabinet door with two screws. Sometimes you may need to modify the screw length the ensure proper fitting to the cabinet or door. 

    It is very important when measuring drawer pulls that you measure from the centers of the drawer pulls holes not from the length of the top of the pull.

What Is A Backplate Used For?

We get a lot of customers asking what backplates are used for. It's really simple. A backplate is used to cover up old scratches, markings or holes left by pre-existing or old cabinet hardware. It can also be used to protect the cabinet or door from scratches or heavy use. It can also be used to enhance to the look and feel of the hardware and cabinet drawer.

Customer Reviews

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Lashmett, Molly A
Hot Springs, Ar
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It is so easy to order from you. This is the 4th time for me. The pulls arrived fast and safely and they are perfect. Thank you very much.

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Doral, Fl
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Forney, Dana
Frederick, Md
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Thanks for making it so easy to find what I needed and your pricing beat Home Depot and Lowes by $50 for comparable products. Thank you.

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Wesley Chapel, Fl
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Andrews, Billy
Anchorage, Ak
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shopping and check out experience were great. I was so glad to find these knobs and pulls. just added new cabinets and wanted to match existing hardware. thanks for having these in stock. DPascal

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Pascal, Deborah
Chapin, Sc
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Terrific website and search engine. Great prices and selection. Couldn't ask for more!

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Owen, Jennifer
Reno, Nv
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easy and quick; just the product I was looking for

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Miner, Mary-jean
Oak Bluffs, Ma
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Your website is difficult to navigate. It is particularly difficult to find drawer pull backplates. There is no option to narrow the search, so one has to look through hundreds of them.

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Wagner, Charles
Pahrump, Nv
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Great Web Site... Enjoyed buying from you...

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Sayles, Jerome
Nashotah, Wi
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Smooth - now I just have to hope I get them as quickly as I paid for expedited shipping!

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Magari, Susan
Baldwinsville, Ny
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I like sites that don't make me create an "Account" just to purchase goods - cheers to you and don't change that bit. Also I like sites that only send the necessary messages rather the badger-mail that I get from say Honda because I have owned some of the vehicles - thanks

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Washburn, Tim
San Leandro, Ca
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The site was easy to navigate. I just wish you had the same pulls with 3" hole spacing. I had to go to another site to find something that worked for the rest of my furniture. Thanks!

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Abraham, Kathryn
University Hts, Oh
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It was great!

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Eiden-molinaro, Barbara
Washington, Oh
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Lots of variety, great prices, easy to navigate between pages, jump to cart, edit items and continue shopping. I'll definitely be back!

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Zorn, Kristi
San Antonio, Tx
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Great selection and great prices!!

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Gardner, Nancy
Bonsall, Ca
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Thanks so much for the free shipping. I only needed two more pulls to complete our project and hated to pay more in shipping than product. I will come back to your site for our next project!

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Sorenson, Cindie
Chico, Ca
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Hi, your site was very easy to navigate. Thank you for offering unique products.

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Ondra, Roseanna
Mount Clemens, Mi
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All was easy peasy! Thank you!

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Robertson, Chris
Tallahassee, Fl
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