Are you losing touch with your current kitchen cabinet hardware? If you are, it may be time to spice it up and make it more appealing to you and your family. For the cabinet handles, you have knobs or pulls to choose from.

This article looks through the things you need to know to get your ideal cabinet handles running in no time. And where can you get them? Fortunately, your work has been made easier by Renovate Tampa Bay, who will go out of their way to give you excellent services in remodeling your cabinets, floors, and even stone countertops.

Is it just for residential homes? No! Commercial establishments are welcome too.

Points to consider when selecting kitchen cabinet hardware:

The style of your kitchen you may prefer a modern or a traditional feel in your kitchen. It could even be a blend of both, and there is nothing wrong with that. But how can you tell the difference? Modern styling is characterized by smooth lines and edges, little or less profile, brushed finishes, and pulls instead of knobs.

On the other hand, a traditional look is shinier, consists of textured details, may have curved silhouettes, and is challenging. However, if you want to combine the two, you will have to consider transitional kitchen hardware.

In this case, you will go for cup pulls and circular knobs. Generally, it is about creating a difference in the shape of your handles.


  1. The contrast between your kitchen cabinets and the handles

Are you remodeling your cabinets? Or just changing the handles? For the former option, consider several metals and colors. Do not limit yourself. However, if you are maintaining your cabinets, you should compare the color of the handles against the current cabinet color.

Keep in mind, if you are targeting an extraordinary look in your kitchen, you will have to go for a higher contrast. And to achieve that, your handles must have a different color tone in comparison to the cabinets.

An example is mixing black handles with white or wood cabinets. It makes your kitchen interesting, and thus captures the attention of many. But if you would like a match in your kitchen cabinet handles with your hardware, you will have to consider minimal contrast.

For instance, mixing light gray cabinets with chrome handles for them to blend in.


  1. The size of the handles

The drawers and cabinets of different houses are made in consideration of the size of the kitchen. Therefore, there are several sizes. But generally, you should consider a handle that is a third of the width of your cabinet or drawer.

To be sure, you should think about the following:

  • Small drawers: These are approximately 12 inches or even less. You need to consider a pull of 3-4 inches in length and a 1-inch diameter for the knob for this size.
  • Medium drawers: They fall between 12 to 30 inches. Therefore, a pull ranging from 4 to 8 inches long and a knob of 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter is recommended.
  • Large drawers: They measure between 30 to 48 inches long. However, their pull should not be less than 8 inches long, while the knob should be 1 inch in diameter or even greater. You may also contemplate two pulls or knobs, and that is still okay.

Kinds of Cabinet handles

  • Knobs

They are small-profiled, relatively affordable, and somehow easier to install when compared to their counterparts. This is because it requires only one screw to be secured to the surface.

Mostly, knobs are usually perfect for cabinets, while pulls are the best for drawers. However, there is no such rule anywhere. So go for what you want. For instance, for baseboard cabinets in the bathroom, drawer pulls make them attractive.

  • Pulls

They are more extensive and costly when compared to knobs. However, they are easier to hold, come in various sizes, and complement drawers and large cabinets due to their linear shape.

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