Top Knobs Announces the Winners of the 25th Anniversary Design Board Contest

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, announces the five winners of its inaugural Design Board Contest. Entrants including interior designers, architects and trade professionals, were invited to submit their Top Knobs projects for a chance to win up to $5,000.

The Design Board Contest ran from June 3, 2019, to November 1, 2019, and winners were selected by a panel of design professionals led by Top Knobs President, Warren Ramsland.

“The Design Board Contest has provided our supporters with a platform and community to celebrate, share, and express their extraordinary designs,” says Ramsland. “We are filled with gratitude from the number of responses we received in our first Design Board Contest. To see the unique designs in which Top Knobs has been a part of has truly been an honor.”

Winning Designs

Grand Prize – Dave McFadden, PB Kitchen Design, Geneva, IL

Dave McFadden used the Flat Sided pulls from Top Knobs Aspen II Collection in Brushed Satin Nickel in his kitchen design. McFadden focused on creating a kitchen fit for entertaining while maintaining the industrial aesthetic of the rest of the house.

Second Place – Craig Couture, Cypress Design Co., East Providence, RI

Craig Couture remodeled a 1940s Rhode Island home with the goal of keeping the home’s existing character while creating a functional modern space. In the kitchen, Couture used Knobs and Pulls from Top Knobs Devon Collection in Honey Bronze to add a touch of warmth to the space.

Third Place – Katie Borchardt, Jean Stoffer Design, Chicago, IL

Katie Borchardt was tasked with creating a custom kitchen that was both elegant and functional for her client. Borchardt used the Rounded Pulls, Round Knobs, and Oval Knob Backplate from Top Knobs Aspen Collection in Light Bronze to harmonize the kitchen’s two-toned cabinet design.

Honorable Mention – Ariana Lovato, Honeycomb, Home Design, Arroyo Grande, CA

Ariana Lovato designed the home of her client’s dreams after a fire destroyed their previous home. With a modern farmhouse aesthetic in mind, Lovato opted for the Ascendra Knobs and Pulls from Top Knobs Transcend Collection in flat black to help bring the rustic design scheme into the kitchen.

 

Honorable Mention – Meadowcreek Builders, Inc., Waukesha, WI

The team at Meadowcreek Builders, Inc. transformed a dark and dated kitchen complete with an adjoining dining area into a bright and spacious retreat for their clients to enjoy. They used Top Knobs Somerset Weston Pulls and London Knobs in Old English Copper to add contrast and texture to the space.

Click here to view the full image gallery of the winning designs.

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Top Knobs Reveals New Additions During KBIS 2020

Top Knobs traveled to Las Vegas last week to showcase their latest collections at the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s show ran from January 21-23, 2020 and brought together architects, designers, and trade professionals to explore the latest innovations and trends in the Kitchen and Bath industry.

As the leading manufacturer of decorative hardware, Top Knobs is a regular participant at the show. This year, Top Knobs exhibited at booth N2763 where they unveiled their latest collection of knobs, pulls and appliance pulls, a collection of decorative hooks and much more!

 

 

TOP KNOBS KBIS REVEAL

Top Knob Invites Southern Charm into the Home with Ellis

Inspired by the opulent and intricate historic homes of Savannah, GA, Top Knobs will debut its newest collection, Ellis at KBIS 2020. Comprised of five delicately detailed series of Knobs, Pulls and Appliance Pulls, Ellis is a modern reinvention of classically influenced designs and traditions of the deep south. 


 Introducing the New Ryland Hook Collection

Top Knobs is unveiling its latest collection of decorative hooks, Ryland. The Ryland Collection offers added personality and storage to your space in familiar styles that complement some of Top Knobs’ most popular decorative hardware pieces.

 


Add Personality to Your Space with the new Amwell Bar Pull Series

Top Knobs expands its line of decorative hardware with the new Amwell Bar Pull Series. Available in four of Top Knobs most sought after finishes, Ash Grey, Honey Bronze, Flat Black and Brushed Satin Nickel, Amwell features a knurled design that is sure to make a statement.


2020 Catalog Now Available

Just in time for KBIS, Top Knobs releases its 2020 product catalog. The beautifully designed and easy to navigate catalog features all of Top Knobs extraordinary collections of cabinet hardware.

Also introduced to the 2020 catalog is the Ash Gray / Honey Bronze II Finish Collection. Returning favorites include the 2019 anniversary Grace collection and Ash Gray / Honey Bronze I finish collection.

Download the catalog here.


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Top Knobs Guide to Decorative Hardware Size Selection

Choosing the right decorative hardware for your cabinets requires a balance between functionality and style. The knobs and pulls you select will effortlessly tie your space together when coordinated with the relative scale of your cabinet doors and drawers. But how do you decide on the proper size of hardware to use?

While there are no strict rules to follow, the number of options can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why Top Knobs has created a comprehensive guide to ensure your hardware perfectly pairs with your cabinetry.

Before pulling out your measuring tape, it’s important to note some key terms when it comes to measuring knobs and pulls:

  • Overall Length: The distance from one end of the pull to the other end
  • Center-to-Center: The industry standard for measuring pulls, the distance from the center of one screw hole to the center of the other screw hole
  • Diameter: Refers to the width of a knob or width of the thickest portion of a pull
  • Projection: How far the pull or knob sticks out from the surface of the cabinet once installed

Now that you are familiar with the terminology and you can properly measure, let’s review how to proportionately pick hardware for your cabinets.

Knobs

Knobs are the most versatile hardware options. Available in a broad range of styles and finishes, standard size knobs range between 1-2 inches in diameter and will complement cabinet doors of any size.

When arranged on drawers less than 16 inches in width, we recommend installing one knob directly at the center. As for drawers larger than 16 inches, two knobs should be installed. For a symmetrical appearance, measure the drawer into thirds and set the knobs in the center of the two outer portions.

Pulls

Pulls come in a variety of styles and lengths, which can prove to be daunting when selecting proportionately sized hardware. Bar Pulls are traditionally measured center-to-center and they should not exceed 1/3 of the length of a cabinet door or width of a drawer.

Pulls 3-7 inches in length will sit the most comfortably on doors less than 24 inches tall. Cabinet doors 24-36 inches tall are best adorned with pulls 7-12 inches long, while cabinets taller than 36 inches such as pantries, built-in appliances and pullouts should be accompanied by pulls longer than 12 inches.

When fixed on drawers one pull 3-5 inches in length should be installed in the center at the center of a drawer less than 16 inches wide. Drawers 16-32 inches wide are best embellished with two smaller pulls 5-7 inches in length or one larger pull 9-12 inches long. Any drawer broader than 32 inches will require a pull longer than 12 inches.

Cup Pulls and Tab Pulls

Cup and tab pulls will follow the same sizing recommendations as bar pulls however, their placement will vary.

Due to their size and configuration, cup pulls are commonly reserved for drawers and are positioned at the top center or directly in the center. When installed on drawers, tab pulls should be placed along the top center of drawers. On upper cabinets, tab pulls are either installed vertically on the opening of the doors or horizontally on the very bottom.

Appliance Pulls

Appliances pulls are the perfect way to match your appliances and oversized cabinet doors with your decorative hardware. Appliance pulls are available in a variety of sizes from 12 to 30 inches. They should be placed on cabinet doors taller and drawers larger than 36 inches.

Want more design tips? Read our placement guide for a comprehensive look into positioning your hardware.

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TOP KNOBS COMPLETES THE GRACE COLLECTION WITH THE KENT AND BARROW SERIES

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, announces Kent and Barrow, the final two series in the Grace Collection of knobs, pulls and appliance pulls.

In line with Grace’s aesthetic, the design inspiration for both series was drawn from their namesake neighborhoods in New York City. The regal details in the Kent Series rounded knobs and bar pulls are reminiscent of the posh Upper East Side neighborhood of Kent. While the influence of Barrow Street can be found in the refined elegance of the Barrow Series.

“The Barrow and Kent series are a true reflection of the sophistication and unique style Top Knobs has displayed over the past 25 years,” says Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager. “These two series complete the Grace Collection and are the perfect ending of this milestone year.”

 

Kent Details

  • 1 ¼” Knob
  • Pull Sizes: 3” cc Pull, 3 ¾” cc Pull, 5 1/16” cc Pull, 6 5/16” cc Pull, 7 9/16” cc Pull, 8 13/16” cc Pull, 12” cc Pull
  • Appliance Pull Sizes: 12” cc, 18” cc
  • Finishes: Ash Grey, Brushed Satin Nickel, Flat Black, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, and Polished Nickel
  • MSRP: $7.30 – $135.10

Barrow Details

  • Knob Size: 1 ¼” Knob
  • Pull Sizes: 3 ¾” cc Pull, 5 1/16” cc Pull, 6 5/16” cc Pull, 7 9/16” cc Pull, 8 13/16” cc Pull, 12” cc Pull
  • Finishes: Ash Grey, Brushed Satin Nickel, Flat Black, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, and Polished Nickel
  • MSRP: $7.40 – $43.74

All Top Knobs collections come with a lifetime warranty. Visit TopKnobs.com for more information.

Top Knobs, Top Designs

From master bedrooms and bathrooms to mudrooms and laundry rooms and every space in between, Top Knobs has been the go-to decorative hardware brand for the past 25 years!

With pulls, knobs and appliance pulls, available in 37 finishes; Top Knobs offers a wide array of styles to match nearly every décor and color pallette. Interior designers and homeowners continuously turn to Top Knobs to complete the look of their project.

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