Modern’s Guide to Sizing Cabinet Hardware

Since cabinets come in all sizes and styles, the size and style of your decorative cabinet hardware will vary from room to room as well. Here are some guidelines to consider:

Cabinet Knobs

It’s important to consider the scale of your cabinet when choosing knobs. Knobs can start from 1 inch in diameter to wider, depending on your needs. Smaller knobs may look better on smaller cabinets, while larger knobs can be used for larger cabinets. However, it depends on your style and preference!

In deciding the number of knobs or particular placement, it depends on your style and preference. Modern offers the Amerock door and drawer installation template, which allows you to precisely install your cabinet hardware, making it an easy solution for installation.

Cabinet pulls

Cabinet pulls are often used on larger cabinets. Again, consider the scale of your cabinet. The smallest size is 3 inches in length, and could go as large as the cabinet needs.

It is important to choose a pull that is proportional to the size of the cabinet and you can mix and match lengths as long as the pull design is the same. Longer pulls will give cabinet doors a nice sleek look.


The style of the cabinet hardware should also be taken into consideration. For example, a sleek and modern cabinet may look better with a larger and more streamlined handle or pull, while a traditional cabinet may look better with two smaller pulls.

Ultimately, the hardware you choose should complement the size and style of your cabinets and reflect your personal taste. It can be helpful to try out a few different options before making a final decision. Our team would love to help! Schedule your free design consultation today.

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