Cabinet hardware is the jewelry to your space. It will complete the look, feel and vibe in any location you place it. And to pull off the perfect touch, you need to take the time to figure out exactly what you want to have in your space. Today we are going to break down all types of cabinet hardware by providing you with a full comprehensive guide to cabinet hardware.
Types of cabinet hardware can be broken down into two categories: pulls and knobs. Pulls and knobs deliver a unique look when paired together or separately.
Pulls are simple…they allow you to pull out the cabinet. There are many different categories of pulls, such as bar pulls, bin pulls and ring pulls. Each pull does the same thing but the different designs create an entirely different look and feel. Pulls tend to be more expensive than knobs as they are larger and require more material to construct, hence making the price tag a bit bigger.
Pulls are measured from center to center, meaning you find the size of the hardware by measuring from the center of both screw holes. BUT, the size of the entire hardware does not equal the size from center to center. So be sure to keep that in mind when hunting for the perfect hardware.
Knobs are a more basic form of hardware. When thinking about installing hardware of course knobs are easier because you only need one hole! No need to measure from center to center.
When looking and deciding on cabinet hardware finishes, expect it to be daunting. We get it. Gold hardware alone can fall into at least 10 different names. Not to mention each brand has their own unique finish color and name. The best way to find any hardware is to order samples and see it in person. We’ve done our best to categorize all finishes into 3 categories for you to digest: Black, Gold and Silver. From there we broke down how the finish can look different.
Popular names for black cabinet hardware:
Black hardware can be broken down into two categories. While there will be variation inside each category we do believe it makes it more manageable to look at the finish this way.
Names black hardware can be called:
Gold hardware can be broken down into 2 categories. Please know there the finish will vary inside each category slightly based on who makes the hardware. We’ve done our best to break down the names to help you wrap your head around the finish you actually want.
Names silver hardware can be called:
Silver hardware is broken down into 3 categories. Again please keep in mind that there will of course be variation inside each category depending on the make and brand.