There are quite a number of places you can purchase your door knobs and pull from the internet and usually it is quite easy to choose. Changing your kitchen door knobs and door pull for your existing kitchen cabinet or for your newly installed kitchen it is not a very difficult task. I have come up with a just a few simple steps to guide you through the whole process and to achieve flawless results on every door and drawer.
o Installing cabinet door knobs and pull is a relatively simple process. All you need are some tools and some patience, and you can transform your kitchen cabinets from functional to fabulous. You will need:
1. a drill with a 3/16″ drill bit (in most cases)
4. masking tape
5. A nail or center punch for making an impression to help you to drill accurately.
6. Phillips screwdriver or straight head, depending on the type of screws you are using.
o Installing Knobs are easier than handles because they only require one screw instead of two. For the easiest type of installation application, look for knobs that are already pre-attached with screws.
o If you are planning to replace cabinet handles or pulls, you must make sure that your new knobs and pulls has the same drill centers as your existing model. Otherwise, you have to either choose a hardware that will be able to cover your existing hole (some come with backplate) or you have patched it up yourself.
o To determine the drill center of your old cabinet hardware, measure the distance between the two drill holes (to get accurate measurement reading, uninstall one of your old hardware). Before you start drilling, hold your new hardware against the marked door or drawer front to make sure that the new knobs or pull screws position are align.
o In order to prevent splitting of your solid wood cabinetry and drawers, remember install all cabinet hardware more than 1″ from the cabinet’s edge.
o For contemporary flat panel doors, knobs should be installed 1-1/2″-2″ from the open corner of the cabinet.
o For contemporary flat panel doors, horizontal pulls should be installed 2″-4″ from the bottom of the cabinet and 2″ from the open edge of the cabinet.
o You might required different length of screws for your kitchen cabinet doors and drawers so make sure you check it before ordering your new hardware. If cabinet doors thickness is ¾” , which will accommodate the hardware’s standard 1″ screw. Drawers with applied faces, however, may be thicker, and will likely require longer screws. If you are not sure you can always request for a longer screws and cut it yourself (you must chamfer the screws tip with a grinder after you cut it).