Cabinet Pulls

Written by Krystin Spellman
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Cabinet pulls can be found in a variety of materials and styles. If you are more attracted to the metal variety, many decorative hardware companies offer a vast selection of finish choices to enhance any cabinet. For those of you who are attracted to casual pull styles, I would suggest considering a weathered brass or nickel pull. Because each material will have a variety of custom finishes to choose from, you will be sure to have a versatile selection to browse through before making that final decision.

For those of us who are drawn to a more modern style, consider selecting a pull made of chrome or stainless steel to make a bold yet simple statement. For those who want to take a classic approach, consider selecting more traditional materials such as brass or copper. These metals will age nicely over time, giving you versatile metal that looks good both polished and oxidized.

If you decide to select a combination of pulls and knobs, attempt to match the materials, colors, and styles as closely as possible. Using a corresponding match will keep the motif of you cabinetry pleasing to the eye and more pulled together. Knobs tend to work best on cabinet doors, but can also look great on drawers when combined with a backplate to reinforce the look.

The Beauty of Backplates

In addition to enhancing the look of pulls, backplates are extremely helpful in situations where you are wanting to replace a pull with a knob or simply replace a pull with another of a different size. The backplate will cover the pre-existing holes, allowing you to install the knob and keep the drawer looking clean and new. Backplates can also be very decorative, giving your cabinet drawers more detail than ever before.


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