Decorative Cabinet Hardware
Know the Different Types
The first step is to familiarize yourself with the various options available. You typically see knobs and pulls on cabinets, but there are so many sizes, shapes and styles. To start, what should you know about the basic hardware categories?
The most basic type of hardware, knobs have many different applications, from small knobs for pull-out bread boards to large knobs for tall cabinets. Knobs are also popular for their simple installation, so any homeowner can switch them out with a single screw.
Handles or Pulls
Cabinet pulls function best with taller, larger cabinets because of their own long shape. They are often used on wood-panel layovers that hide refrigerators and other big appliances. Pulls are mounted with multiple, thicker screws than knobs, but are also easy to install.
Latches & Catches
These two types of hardware are often confused, but have different looks and functions: