Cabinet Hardware From Access Residential Hardware
Upgrade existing cabinets, or finish new cabinets with high-quality cabinet hardware from Access Residential Hardware. You can browse from our selection of over 100 different options (all built to last a lifetime). Have the hardware of your choice shipped directly to you with free shipping on all orders!
Cabinet Knobs Vs. Cabinet Pulls Vs. Cabinet Appliance Pulls
Access Residential Hardware offers three different types of cabinet hardware: cabinet knobs, cabinet pulls, and cabinet appliance pulls. Each of these three types of hardware has a distinct look and function. A description of each of the different types of cabinet hardware can be found below.
- Cabinet knobs: Cabinet knobs have smaller profiles than cabinet pulls (cabinet handles) and tend to be less expensive than cabinet pulls. They require only one drill hole and can be used for both drawers and cabinets.
- Cabinet pulls: Cabinet pulls are larger than cabinet knobs. The additional material comes at a higher price point, but cabinet pulls also offer easier grip and more of a bolder stylistic statement. Cabinet pulls or handles have two ends and require two drill holes. Cabinet pulls can also be used for both drawers and cabinets.
- Cabinet appliance pulls: Cabinet appliance pulls may look identical to cabinet pulls, but they are larger and heavier than normal cabinet pulls. Cabinet appliance pulls also come packaged with heavier-duty screws to withstand the wear and tear that comes with being mounted to heavier appliances. Cabinet appliance pulls are typically mounted to appliances like dishwashers and fridges.
Not sure which type of cabinet hardware to choose? Our hardware specialists can walk you through the pros and cons of each type of hardware and offer suggestions to help you make your decision.
Considerations When Purchasing Cabinet Hardware
Determine The Number Of Hardware Pieces Needed
The first thing you need to know before purchasing hardware is the quantity of hardware you’ll need. Count the number of cabinets and drawers that will need knobs or pulls and make sure to keep track of the number of knobs and pulls you’ll need separately.
You may want to order a few more knobs or handles than you need to have spares in case you need them. Styles can change overtime and lines can be discontinued. It’s cheaper to have a few spares on-hand than it is to have to order new hardware for all of your cabinets, because the style you purchased is no longer available.
Determine Size For Cabinet Pulls
Size can be a concern for cabinet pulls if you’re replacing cabinet hardware. It’s always easier to use existing mounting holes than it is to drill new holes. You’ll want to measure the distance between the two holes to find your center-to-center measurement. Cabinet pulls can vary in length, so you’ll be looking for pulls that match the center-to-center measurement of your previous cabinet pulls.
Select Your Style
Access Residential has cabinet hardware available in several different styles to help you match or accentuate the existing style of your home. Below are the styles our hardware is available in.
- American Classic
- American Designer
- Arts & Crafts
- Crystal & Porcelain
Select Your Finish
In addition to offering several different styles, Access Residential Hardware also offers cabinet hardware in several different finishes. You can filter and select hardware with the following finishes:
- Brushed stainless steel
- Flat black
- Flat black steel
- French antique
- Oil rubbed bronze
- Polished brass
- Polished chrome
- Polished nickel
- Satin brass
- Satin nickel
- Satin steel
- Unlacquered brass
- Venetian bronze
Cabinet Hardware Installation Tips
The above video walks you through how to install cabinet hardware if you plan to install your own. There are few tips and tricks to keep in mind as you begin the installation process to make the job easier:
- You may want to test knob or pull placement before drilling holes. Adhesive putty can be very helpful for this purpose. You can use putty to temporarily attach your knobs and pulls. This will give you an opportunity to determine if your placement is centered and at the correct height.
- You can buy premade hardware templates to ensure consistency with all of our drill holes, but you can also create your own templates for free. You can use a sheet of cardboard and drill a hole in the cardboard where your cabinet drill holes where be. You can then just overlay the cardboard onto your cabinets to mark the holes.
- Reusing existing holes is ideal if you’re replacing cabinet hardware. If drill holes need to change with new hardware you can use a mounting plate to hide old holes. Mounting plates can be purchased at your local hardware store.
- Cabinet knobs can twist and loosen with time. You can prevent your cabinet knobs from moving by spreading a drop of super glue on the back of the knob before installation. The glue will hold the knob in place with use.
Talk To Our Cabinet Hardware Specialists
Have questions about our cabinet hardware? Not sure which style, type, or option to choose? Our hardware specialists would love to help you. We can answer any questions you may have about our cabinet hardware and point you towards hardware that may fit your needs and style preferences. You can speak with one of our cabinet hardware specialists by calling 866.752.9002 or filling out a contact form.