Cabinet Hardware Placement Guide
04/27 Design Tips

Cabinet Hardware Placement Guide

Our tips and tricks on how to place hardware!

We've said it before and we'll say it again - hardware is an easy way to make a big impact in your space! Whether it's swapping dated hardware for something new, or picking cabinet hardware for a brand new space, it adds so much to the overall design. However, when hardware is poorly placed it can make an otherwise awesome space look off. That's why we've decided to pull together our best tips for making sure you place your hardware correctly. We know that placing knobs and pulls on cabinets can be difficult. Following these tips will help you make your awesome new hardware really shine!

Tip #1

In traditional spaces, the general rule to follow is knobs on doors and pulls on drawers. Sometimes we'll break this rule for small drawers or small spaces, like bathrooms!

Tip #2

For transitional and modern spaces, knobs and pulls can be used interchangeably. Sleek pulls all over are a great option for a more modern look.

From our Beckham Project.

From our Beckham Project.

From our Cove Remodel.

From our Cove Remodel.

From our SM Ranch House.

From our SM Ranch House.

Tip #3

When drawers are 24" wide or wider, we often like to double up on knobs or pulls. To place this hardware correctly, divide the drawer into thirds and place the hardware in the left and right portions of the drawer.

 
From The McGee Home Kitchen.

Tip #4

For built-in refrigerators, make sure to purchase appliance pulls. This will ensure your pulls are proportional to the larger paneled doors and drawers.

Tip #5

There are a few different approaches to take when installing knobs. For a more current/modern feel, place the knobs so the bottom of the knob (in upper cabinetry) and the top of the knob (in base cabinetry) is flush with the edge of the frame.

From our Cove Remodel.

From our Cove Remodel.