Are you tired of looking at the same old kitchen or bathroom cabinets, but can’t afford to remodel? You don’t have to change the entire cabinet to get a brand new look. You’ll be amazed how different you can make your cabinets and drawers look in just a few hours by simply changing your cabinet hardware. You really don’t have to spend a fortune and go through all the hassle of installing new cabinets to get a new look. New cabinet door and drawer pulls will cost you a fraction of what new cabinets would and it’s a much quicker way to improve the look of your kitchen or bath.
Drawer pulls come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from bail pulls, cup pulls, bar pulls to appliance pulls, Simply Knobs and Pulls has it all. It can get pretty confusing, so here is a basic explanation of each type.
Appliance pulls, like the name implies are used on your kitchen appliances. They are also commonly called oversized pulls and work nicely on heavy drawers.
Bail pulls are commonly found on dressers. Bail pulls lie flat and swing out from one or two points.
Bar pulls are a common drawer pull that has a bar attached to two mounting points.
Cup pulls are usually C shaped and give you a firm grip. These are great on heavy drawers and dressers.
Finger pulls are small and inconspicuous and can give a very modern or art deco look.
Flush pulls are mounted flush to the drawer or cabinet. A router is usually required for installation.
Pendant pulls have a drop down piece that lifts up and make a great substitution for cabinet knobs.
Ring pulls have a ring attached and swivel on the back plate, they can resemble old door knockers.
If you are working on new cabinets you've got a clean slate to work with and don't need to worry about existing hole spacing. Simply grab a tape measure, find the center of your drawer and then measure your centers, you can also use a drilling template to save a lot of time. A little tip, use blue masking tape first so you don't mark directly on the wood and it also makes a cleaner hole. If you are replacing your existing cabinet hardware, just measure the center of the holes. Now you can narrow down your search by using the appropriate hole spacing. If you don't like your current hole spacing, backplates are a great tool for covering those existing holes.