Replacing Cabinet Knobs and Pulls
Replacing cabinet knobs and drawer pulls seems like an easy task but can easily morph into an expensive and frustrating job. Here we offer a few tips from the pros to make sure this doesn’t become another home renovation nightmare.
- Keep it in the family – buy knobs and pulls that are the same size as your existing ones or be prepared to drill new holes and seal up old ones.
- Top down measuring – when marking holes for the hardware, measure down from the top of the cabinet. If possible, leave the tape measure hanging from the cabinet as you measure and drill holes on both doors to avoid uneven levels.
- Measure twice, travel once – if you measure the width of the cabinet door before you head to the hardware store, you’ll have an idea of the length of screw you will need to go all the way through to the knob. One size fits all rarely works out in situations like this.
- Drill from the front – if you drill from back to front, there is a good possibility you will crack or splinter the wood on the front.
Updating or adding cabinet knobs and drawer pulls is an inexpensive way to update the look of a kitchen. This along with a fresh coat of paint and some deep cleaning can make a kitchen more desirable to buyers and set you apart from the competition. For more updating tips check back soon!