European Bar Pulls: How Long Do You Go?

Bar Pulls
Bar Pulls

Customers often ask us if there is a set size bar pull that goes on a specific drawer size.  Your preference should be your number one reference.  There is no rulebook for bar pulls, however, there are a few guidelines that have proven to be helpful:

Quantity Makes a Difference

The layout of your room is an important factor to consider.  If you are looking to use bar pulls in a kitchen with many drawers and cabinets clustered in one area, extra long pulls may put your kitchen at risk of hardware overload!  Scaling back a little may be pleasing to both your eye and your wallet.  We suggest using painter’s tape or wooden dowels as templates before you order.  Cutting the approximate lengths of potential pulls and holding them up in your designated room will give you a greater idea of how much is too much.

Ultra-Contemporary = Ultra Long

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Choosing the right theme of decorative hardware for your style of home

european bar pulls Looking to create a new look for an old home?  Whether you’re a first time buyer or homeowner veteran, updating the hardware in your humble abode can be your ticket to an inexpensive renovation!

FINISHING TOUCHES: color is everything!

Picking the right theme &  finish for your decorative hardware is generally the most thought provoking aspect of the entire ordeal.  It can be overwhelming if you don’t have a strong preference before visiting our showroom or website.  The hardware’s finish serves as an integral part of the piece’s design.  The style you are going for can be enhanced by choosing the appropriate finish.  Here are some general suggestions:

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How to measure your existing cabinet handles for replacements

“Center” is the distance between the two screw holes. 

Replacing your old <a title="Cabinet Handle Search" href="http://hardware go to” target=”_blank”>cabinet handles is simple and an inexpensive alternative to spruce up your décor.  You will want to measure from the center of the first hole to the center of the second hole to determine your pre-existing centers. This way you will avoid drilling new holes and filling the old ones.

Please remove the existing cabinet handle prior to obtaining your centers. It will be tempting to avoid the removal of your current hardware in place while measuring however your measurements will be inaccurate.  We recommend the removal of your existing cabinet handles prior to obtaining your measurements.

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Amerock Inspirations Oil Rubbed Bronze Knob – 1 1/4" – AME-BP1581-ORB

Amerock Inspirations Oil Rubbed Bronze Knob – 1 1/4″

[ 5 Stars ]   Ellen Z., Astoria, NY:

Substantial weight, good quality and true to picture.

[ 5 Stars ]   Debbie A., DeLand, FL:

On Monday we ordered and asked for your help in receiving the product within the week, they were at the door by the time our son was home for the weekend to help install. Wonderful service, product was the quality and color we were looking for. Thank You.

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Replacing cabinet hardware for hard to find hole spacing

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive here at is what to do when you already have existing hardware that doesn’t seem to be of common hole spacing. The following are a few great alternatives if you can not find the size you need for your kitchen upgrade project:

  • We offer “adjustable” pulls that could be adjusted to accommodate odd size pre-existing holes.Adjustable Cabinet Handle
  • We offer back plates that can be used to cover existing holes so that new standard holes may be drilled. They can also used to cover up old scratches or markings left by old cabinet hardware. It can also be used to protect the cabinet or door from scratches and heavy use.

Handle Backplate

  • Finally there is also the option to fill the holes with wood filler followed by a light sanding with fine-grit sandpaper so you can drill new standard size holes.

Replacing cabinet hardware on kitchen cabinets is perhaps the most inexpensive way to dramatically change the look of any kitchen. Whether the hardware is damaged or outdated, changing the pulls and cabinet hinges is a simple, low-cost way to update any kitchen decor. If you cannot afford a major kitchen overhaul, you might be pleasantly surprised by the dramatic impact of simply replacing cabinet hardware.