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 hardware for a brand new space, it adds so much to the overall design. However, when hardware is placed wrong 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. 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!

Modern Mountain Home

Pacific Palisades

Midway House

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.

Modern Mountain Home

Lynwood Remodel

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.

Windsong Project

Modern Mountain Home

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.

Robin Road Remodel

Modern Mountain Home

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 face frame.

Los Altos Kitchen

A classic approach to take is to center the middle of the knob to the edge of the face frame.

And the third (more traditional) route is to completely center your knobs in the corner of the face frame.


Pacific Palisades

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