- 1 Where do you put knobs and pulls on kitchen cabinets?
- 2 Can you use both knobs and pulls on kitchen cabinets?
- 3 Should kitchen handles be vertical or horizontal?
- 4 Should I mix knobs and pulls?
- 5 Should cabinet and drawer pulls be the same size?
- 6 Should kitchen cabinets have knobs or handles?
- 7 How can I install cabinet knobs without drilling?
- 8 What size drill bit do you use for cabinet knobs?
Where do you put knobs and pulls on kitchen 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. If your drawer is 24” or wider, you may choose to place a second knob.
Can you use both knobs and 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.
Should kitchen handles be vertical or horizontal?
The universal rule is that handles are placed vertically on doors and horizontally on pull-out drawers. Stand in your new kitchen and hold your handles against the drawers and cabinet doors to try out different heights and positions for each of them.
Should I mix knobs and pulls?
Yes. You can mix knobs and pulls. It’s recommended to use pulls for cabinets that are higher up and knobs for lower style cabinets. Lower drawers that slide are typically fitted with a pull handle.
Should cabinet and drawer pulls be the same size?
There is no right or wrong size to choose, but we do recommend choosing pulls that have at least a 3-3/4″ center to center (the distance between the screw holes). If you choose to use a smaller size throughout, we highly recommend using two pulls on wide drawers.
Should kitchen cabinets have knobs or handles?
Should I use knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets? Whether you should use knobs or pulls for your kitchen cabinets is up to personal preference. Knobs can be the more comfortable option for cabinet doors because your hand rotates naturally as you open them.
How can I install cabinet knobs without drilling?
Cut a piece of Command Strip to fit the knob’s base and press it into place on your cabinet front. Peel off the paper backing and firmly press your knob into place. That’s it!
What size drill bit do you use for cabinet knobs?
Drill Holes Most cabinet screws need a 3/16-inch diameter hole, so use a power drill with a 3/16-inch twist bit to create the screw holes. The cabinet pull manufacturer’s instructions will specify the required drill bit size as well.