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STYLE GUIDE
Cabinet Hardware
Cabinet hardware is much more than utilitarian. It can create an elegant focal point and set the tone for the room’s overall design.
KITCHEN HARDWARE
While kitchen hardware seems like an equal balance of func- tion and design, there’re also some behind-the-scenes numbers that need to be considered. The “perfect” cabinet handle is not so perfect if it collides with the appliance next to it, or isn’t mounted properly. So let’s talk numbers for a minute...
MEASURING AND COUNTING
Just as you must consider square footage when selecting a  oor, or weight distribution when placing a countertop, cabinet hardware, too, requires careful measurement. Working with
a showroom consultant can help simplify the process. We can help you determine clearance allowances, ideal placement, the most appropriate mounting type, drill templates, and threading and fastening tools.
CABINET HARDWARE
Handles, and pulls, and knobs, oh my! While there’s certain- ly something for every taste, the breadth of options can be overwhelming. Visit our showroom for guidance on choosing options that  t your ergonomic and aesthetic needs.
TYPES OF PULLS
Cabinet pulls, drawer handles, and door knobs, are the most common types of kitchen cabinet hardware. While pulls, han- dles, and knobs are mainly differentiated by their shapes and can often be used interchangeably, they each have their own advantages and speci ed purposes. When selecting hardware, consider not only how they work on each cabinet, but how the overall layout and design works together. This will make for a space that’s practical and beautiful.
STYLES AND FINISHES
Drawer pulls and door knobs can be the icing on the cake in a new kitchen or can be an inexpensive way to instantly update older cabinets. Choosing the right shape and  nish contributes to the overall appearance of your kitchen, but you want to be sure that each selection works as well as it looks.
Most pulls are available in a wide variety of colors and metal  nishes, making it easy to match other  xtures or hardware already in the room. The shape and size options are nearly endless, but a showroom consultant can help you narrow the choices by style,  nish, or architectural type.
BE CAREFUL TO CONSIDER
Knobs with signi cant projection (the distance or angle that a pull ‘sticks out’ from a cabinet) can catch clothing as you pass by. Be mindful that the type and placement of the hardware improves your experience, instead of causing a problem.
Drawer pulls should be placed at 1/6 of the distance from end to end. Otherwise the pulls will not only look unbal- anced, but may not function as smoothly as you’d like.
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