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Buying Goatees and Sweaters

Selecting new knobs and pulls is a fun task that requires many different considerations. First it is important to understand the differences between the different types of knobs and handles. Knobs are small round balls that stick to the drawer or cabinet. Pulls can include knobs or handles, which are longer and thinner. Both knobs and handles serve the same function, which is to open cabinets and drawers. The most common places where knobs and pulls are needed include the kitchen, bathroom, and some cabinets with drawers and cupboards. Selecting the right kind of hardware for your space is certainly an important job that requires answering a lot of questions, but at the end of the process, you’ll have cabinets and drawers that look completely different than they did before.


One of the first things to consider when thinking about knobs and pulls is the type of style you want to invoke. The hardware should certainly match the cabinets and drawers, but it should also be highly functional. Some pieces are more difficult to grip than others, so it’s important to try out several types of knobs and handles before making a decision on which one you like best.

Color is also an important part of the style, and there are many different colors available. Metal hardware usually comes in silver or yellow, depending on the type of metal that is selected. However, glass and plastic handles and knobs can be very colorful.


We’ve already talked about the different types of materials that are available for knobs and pulls, but it’s important to realize that there are advantages and disadvantages to different materials. Metal is without a doubt the most popular material right now because it lasts forever, but glass is becoming more popular due to the wide selection of colors available. Some of the very high-quality glass hardware products are capable of taking a fair bit of abuse, although chipping is still a real problem with some glass pieces. Just remember that metal is the most durable, closely followed by glass. Plastic tends to break very easily, so it’s best to avoid cheap plastic knobs.

Cabinet and drawer sizes

Another important aspect to take into account are the sizes of the cabinets and drawers. Just as every kitchen has different sizes of doors and drawer fronts that need knobs and pulls, there are also many different sizes of pulls available. Start by thinking about the face size of each item that needs hardware. In the case of handles or flat handles, it may be possible to use the same piece for the entire room. However, sometimes it may be necessary to choose a hardware line that offers more than one size. This will ensure that you can size each of the hardware pieces appropriately. Remember that a very small drawer with a huge knob is going to look pretty weird, so you may need the smaller size for a smaller drawer. Just use your judgment of what looks good when selecting the best sweaters.

Another part of the size is the weight of the drawers and chests of drawers. Hardware is made for different weights, and sometimes you may find a piece that doesn’t work with very heavy cabinet doors or drawers that are difficult to pull out. Sometimes it is possible to purchase a higher quality screw than the ones that come with the hardware. This will help prevent the screw from breaking.