Where should cabinet handles be placed? Cabinet knobs should be installed on the stile opposite the hinges. The general rule is to place a knob 2 1/2″ – 3″ from the corner of the door. For upper cabinets, install knobs in the bottom corners of the door. For lower cabinets, place them in the upper corners.

Where should handles be placed on Shaker cabinets? 

Hardware Placement on Shaker Cabinet Doors
  1. Placed in the Lower Corner – If placing knobs and pulls in the lower corner, this is usually around 1” from the edge.
  2. Center of the Stile: Knobs and pulls can be placed halfway up the stile of your Shaker door.

Where should a kitchen door handle be placed? When deciding the position of the knob or handle, a basic rule is that base unit handles should always go towards the top of the cabinet door while wall unit handles should be fixed towards the bottom of the cabinet door to facilitate easy access.

Where should edge pulls go on cabinets? Edge Pulls

These pulls go on the top and bottom edges of your door or drawer. Place edge pulls in the opposite corner of the hinge on cabinet doors. It is often best to center pulls on drawers. Minimalist edge pulls work well with slab doors and bold designs.


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Where should cabinet handles be placed? – Additional Questions

Should cabinet pulls be vertical or horizontal?

The “standard” way to mount cabinet pulls is to mount all pulls horizontally on drawers and vertically on cabinet doors.

What length cabinet pulls do I need?

What usually looks best is a pull length that is about 1/3 the height of the cabinet door and 1/3 the width of the cabinet drawer. Your eyes follow the length of the pull up the height of the door or across the width of the drawer. Pulls don’t have to all be the same length as long as the pull design is the same.

How are Edge pulls installed?

Edge pulls are unique in that they mount only from the back side of the drawer or door. There is no hole drilled all the way through the cabinet surface as is typical for most cabinet hardware applications. A wood thread screw is used to secure the edge pull to the back of the drawer.

Where are drawer pulls located?

Where do you put cabinet pulls on drawers?

When it comes to cabinet pulls placement for drawers under 24”, pulls are most often centered and installed in the middle of the drawer panel. This creates a really clean + high touch finishing look for your cabinetry. Like with knobs, if the drawer is 24” or wider you can add a second pull.

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What size finger pulls for cabinets?

Determine Size

While there is no set rule, we generally recommend that the pull length is approximately 1/3 of the cabinet or drawer width. Small Drawers that are 12” or less typically work best with a pull that is 3” to 4” long or a knob that is 1” in diameter.

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What are flush pulls?

Bypass door pulls or flush pulls are a simple recessed pull used on bypass doors. Called flush pulls because they are flush with the surface of the door, these pulls allow doors to slide in front of one another without getting hung up on the door hardware.

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Should drawer pulls be centered?

As far as the height of your drawer hardware, the classic choice is to center them vertically. With multiple drawers stacked on top of each other, choosing this placement makes each knob a little lower and harder to reach.

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Should kitchen handles be vertical or horizontal?

The universal rule is that handles are placed vertically on doors and horizontally on pull-out drawers. Stand in your new kitchen and hold your handles against the drawers and cabinet doors to try out different heights and positions for each of them.

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