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condoowner 04-01-2013 01:44 PM

Kitchen cabinet handle length
 
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Hi all!

So I am in the final miles of redoing my kitchen and I am puzzled with the cabinet handles, more specifically, length and positioning on the doors. All I know is that I want straight cylindrical brushed stainless steel handles.

The problem is that I am reusing the old doors with pre-drilled holes for the previous handles that were of the "button" style (brushed copper finish). I am looking forward to installing real handles with 2 screws such as the attached picture. For the drawers, I will be reusing the existing holes so no problem there, I have already found the necessary hardware. The problem is with the cabinet doors.

The bottom hole is about 1.5in from the bottom of the door (for upper cabinets) and the same for lower cabinet doors (1.5in from the top of the door). I want to install handles that would be at least 7in long as its the preferred look. Such handles have a center-center distance of 6in and are about 8.75in long which mean that the bottom of the handle would be about a quarter inch from the bottom of the door (or 0.25in from the top)..

Is this acceptable by design / decorating standard? Since I can drill the second hole anywhere, sizing the handle is less problematic.

Are you guys aware of any good online store where I can order similar handles but that would be shorter (overall length) while having a hole C/C of 6" + ??
Thanks!


condoowner 04-01-2013 01:44 PM

Kitchen cabinet handle length
 
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Hi all!

So I am in the final miles of redoing my kitchen and I am puzzled with the cabinet handles, more specifically, length and positioning on the doors. All I know is that I want straight cylindrical brushed stainless steel handles.

The problem is that I am reusing the old doors with pre-drilled holes for the previous handles that were of the "button" style (brushed copper finish). I am looking forward to installing real handles with 2 screws such as the attached picture. For the drawers, I will be reusing the existing holes so no problem there, I have already found the necessary hardware. The problem is with the cabinet doors.

The bottom hole is about 1.5in from the bottom of the door (for upper cabinets) and the same for lower cabinet doors (1.5in from the top of the door). I want to install handles that would be at least 7in long as its the preferred look. Such handles have a center-center distance of 6in and are about 8.75in long which mean that the bottom of the handle would be about a quarter inch from the bottom of the door (or 0.25in from the top)..

Is this acceptable by design / decorating standard? Since I can drill the second hole anywhere, sizing the handle is less problematic.

Are you guys aware of any good online store where I can order similar handles but that would be shorter (overall length) while having a hole C/C of 6" + ??
Thanks!


condoowner 04-02-2013 10:48 AM

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I went for another type of handle. Its fairly similar but doesnt protrude much from the mounting holes hence eliminating the length problem alltogether..

I borrowed a sample to try on the cabinets at home. See attached. Tomorrow I may place the order. I like it, and like everyone else has said, its my decision and my choice so if I like it, so be it!


condoowner 07-01-2013 01:39 PM

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As a followup on this thread, I just recently wired my cabinets for undermount led lighting.. The issue as you can see on the picture above is that my cabinets dont have a small kickplate (or whatever its called) to hide the leds and wiring.. As a result, I have purchased steel trim for tiles (Schluter) the same as what I used for my baskcplash, with the intention of installing them as a small fancy kickplate..

I intended to install the trim work with small wood screws, but I ended up with a small gap between the trim piece and the cabinet. I think its because the side panel of the cabinet is slightly (
See attached pictures...

Anybody got a brilliant idea???


condoowner 07-01-2013 01:39 PM

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As a followup on this thread, I just recently wired my cabinets for undermount led lighting.. The issue as you can see on the picture above is that my cabinets dont have a small kickplate (or whatever its called) to hide the leds and wiring.. As a result, I have purchased steel trim for tiles (Schluter) the same as what I used for my baskcplash, with the intention of installing them as a small fancy kickplate..

I intended to install the trim work with small wood screws, but I ended up with a small gap between the trim piece and the cabinet. I think its because the side panel of the cabinet is slightly (
See attached pictures...

Anybody got a brilliant idea???


condoowner 07-01-2013 01:39 PM

3 Attachment(s)

As a followup on this thread, I just recently wired my cabinets for undermount led lighting.. The issue as you can see on the picture above is that my cabinets dont have a small kickplate (or whatever its called) to hide the leds and wiring.. As a result, I have purchased steel trim for tiles (Schluter) the same as what I used for my baskcplash, with the intention of installing them as a small fancy kickplate..

I intended to install the trim work with small wood screws, but I ended up with a small gap between the trim piece and the cabinet. I think its because the side panel of the cabinet is slightly (
See attached pictures...

Anybody got a brilliant idea???


CallMeVilla 07-02-2013 11:10 AM

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It is all about style ... I recently installed high-end knob hardware (single hole) and we settled on a 4 1/2" placement off the bottom edge for the upper doors.

Your style of pulls is usually set with a gap at the bottom for the best visual. Here is a pic that might help:



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