Where To Position Kitchen Cupboard Handles
The main function of cabinet handles is to make furniture or cupboards easily accessible by offering a handgrip for which to open them with. Increasingly, they are also being used as a way to make a style statement, and to bring individuality to a scheme.
One good rule of thumb is to line up a knob with the top of the bottom door rail. If you're installing door pulls, line up the bottom of the pull with the top of the door rail. Always center them on the door stile.
Another adjustable jig offers spacing for both pulls and knobs on door and drawer front cabinets. About Ask This Old House TV: Homeowners have a virtual truckload of questions for us on smaller
Cabinet knobs and pulls are almost always centered horizontally on the door stile (vertical door frame piece). Some companies place knobs a little higher or lower on the stile than others, with the range typically between 2" and 4" from the bottom or top edge of the door, and some center hardware vertically on the stile rather than place it towards the top or bottom of the door.
Cabinet hardware is the jewelry of the kitchen, so just like in a wardrobe, it must coordinate, be comfortable, and enhance the design of the outfit. So before you buy, do your research, order samples, and check finishes with your kitchen materials to get the perfect fit.
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