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.

Below are some of our favorite design projects featuring Top Knobs’ collection of hardware. Want to be featured in our next round-up? Simply tag Top Knobs in your Facebook and Instagram posts and use the #TopKnobs hashtag!

 

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The Henderson & Pomander Series From Top Knobs Grace Collection Invites the Allure of Manhattan into the Home

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, introduces the Henderson and Pomander series to the Grace Collection of knobs, pulls and appliance pulls.

Influenced by the historic charm of Henderson Place in New York City, the Henderson series mirrors the traditional architecture of the neighborhood in the refined details of the rounded knobs and matching pulls. While the simplistic elegance of Pomander Walk is the notable inspiration behind every pull in the Pomander series.

“Grace is an unparalleled collection that tells the story of the historic streets of New York City,” says Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager. “The Henderson and Pomander series are the next page in the story that invites the allure of Manhattan into the home.”

Henderson Details

  • Knob Size: 1 ¼” Knob
  • Pull Sizes: 12” cc, 8 13/16″ cc, 7 9/16” cc, 6 5/16” cc, 5 1/16” cc, 3 3/4” cc
    Finishes: Ash Gray, Polished Nickel, Polished Chrome, Honey Bronze, Brushed Satin Nickel, and Flat Black
  • MSRP: $8.00 – $43.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pomander Details

  • Pull Sizes: 12” cc, 8 13/16” cc, 7 9/16” cc, 6 5/16” cc, 5 1/16” cc, 3 3/4 “ cc
  • Appliance Pull Sizes: 12” cc
  • Finishes: Ash Gray, Polished Nickel, Polished Chrome, Honey Bronze, Brushed Satin Nickel, and Flat Black
  • MSRP: $10.65 – $100.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

From Dark and Awkward to Bright and Functional: A Louisiana Kitchen Gets a Total Makeover

The power of thoughtful space planning is essential, especially when renovating an older home. Designer and Blogger, Arianne Bellizaire from Arianne Bellizaire Interiors, stripped-down an entire twenty-five-year-old kitchen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to create a uniquely designed space from scratch. The once dark and dated kitchen became a bright, stylish and functional space through enhancements of products and planning.

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With an end goal of presenting a practical beautiful space for her clients, Arianne Bellizaire bases all of her design decisions on finding the right balance between functionality and creating a visually appealing space that makes guests want to take a second look. She creates homes specifically so homeowners can alter their style.

Sometimes with particular designs such as rustic or minimalism, homeowners can tend to feel stuck with one style.

“I never want you to be able to pinpoint one defined style of any of my spaces. Rather I want them to be a healthy mix of complementary styles that help to tell the homeowner’s story,” Says Bellizaire.

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After

Although the masterpiece came out as a stylish, functional space, Bellizaire faced some crossroads during the renovation. The extensive construction led to the removal of an 18x cypress beam that provided structural support to the home. She also removed the upper cabinets making the space feel larger. Bellizaire had to ensure the new design incorporated enough storage and included a walk-in pantry to the plan.

With the installation of all-new cabinetry, Bellizaire was on a mission to find the perfect hardware to compliment her design, leading her to Top Knobs.

“Top Knobs is our go-to hardware resource. We love how much variety there is in the product line and how much depth there is within each collection. The Kinney and Hollin combination was the perfect, sleek complement to this kitchen renovation” Bellizaire commented.

The transition between the before and after of the kitchen was so impactful because of the versatility of the new space. From dark and awkward, to bright and functional, the homeowners have new space can that can easily evolve with their changing styles.

Thank you Arianne Bellizaire for choosing Top Knobs and sharing your project with us! For more design inspiration from Arianne Bellizaire Interiors be sure to follow on Instagram and Facebook.

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