Update Your Look with New Knobs & Pulls
Few things so quickly and easily change the look of a space as new knobs and pulls. Whether you are undertaking a whole house remodel or looking to refresh a single room, choosing cabinet hardware can be as fun as it is rewarding. But with so many options available today, it can also be overwhelming. To get you started, we have broken down the process of shopping for pulls three ways - by type, style, and material. Read below to find the method which works best for you.
Shop by Type
When choosing new knobs and pulls, it is important to consider where they will be located and how they will be used. A high traffic kitchen requires something sturdier than a powder room for guests. A dresser you open daily needs knobs that are durable and easy to grasp, whereas a decorative curio cabinet may not. Learn about the differences between the seven main types of pulls to help determine which best meets your needs, functionally and aesthetically.
Knobs are the go-to choice for virtually any situation. You will find an amazing array of shapes and sizes, materials and finishes. Styles run the gamut from streamlined to highly decorative - there is something for every taste.
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Another popular standby, handle pulls are characterized by two mounting locations, one at each end. Sturdy and easy to grip, they are suited for cabinet doors and drawers alike. Choose from an endless variety of styles, finishes and sizes.
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These sturdy pulls were popularized in the mid-19th century for use on pivoting bins in shops, kitchens and pantries. Also known as cup pulls (due to their shape), they are typically surface mounted with visible wood screws. Far from utilitarian, they come in an amazing array of understated to decorative styles.
These graceful pulls feature a swinging bail (handle) suspended from two posts mounted on a single backplate or pair of rosettes. Most commonly used for furniture drawers, they have become increasingly popular in the kitchen and bath.
Typically found on antique case pieces, ring pulls are the compact counterpart to bail pulls. The "ring" may be round, oblong, or rectangular and is suspended from a single post mounted to a backplate.
DROP / PENDANT PULLS
Similar in function to a ring pull, drop pulls feature a pendant suspended from a rosette or small backplate. A traditional choice for Early American and Victorian furniture, they also make a decorative statement in your kitchen or bath.
LABEL HOLDER PULLS
Initially designed for filing cabinets and desk drawers, label holder pulls have graduated to other home areas. Nostalgic and wonderfully practical, they are a popular choice for the kitchen, bath, and mudroom as well.
Shop by Style
From vintage to modern, country to cosmopolitan, there are hundreds of options to choose from. Browse the styles below to create a specific period look or mix and match to create a look all your own.
Shop by Material
Narrowing your choice by material is another way to start shopping for pulls. If you want something fresh and sparkling, crystal is the ideal choice. If you prefer an old-world European look, rustic metals like iron and bronze are a good fit. Within each material category, you will find a range of styles, finishes, and colors to suit any home.
Given all the options, choosing new knobs and pulls can be one of the most fun and rewarding parts of any project. If you have questions along the way or need help with your selection, our Hardware Specialists are ready to help. Just call 888-223-2545.