cabinet hardware placement
August 21, 2012 in Photo Questions
Are the upper cabinets easy to open with centered horizontal pulls?
Considering this same layout for the cabinet hardware (pulls on cabinets and drawers).
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Vikrant Sharma Homez
Yes they are easy to operate ;Especially, if you have the height of Nicole Kidman .
   August 22, 2012 at 12:53AM
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what is the space between the countertop and the island please?
   August 22, 2012 at 3:49AM
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Pipeline Supply-Decorative Hardware Division
I have done quite a few homes over the last 5 years that used this horizontal concept. I will say that the very upper cabinets on the other side of the sink would be hard to reach. However the regular doors that are right above the countertop are usually really easy to operate.
   August 29, 2012 at 9:31AM
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You are right to question the confusing visual cue that centrally-placed horizontal hardware present. If this were a public space, I would recommend against doing it. But, since it is your home, used by the same person/people day after day, you can get away with it. Once you learn which direction each of the doors open, your brain will handle it subconsciously.
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Vicky Flick
my thought was not so much which direction do they open but how the actual leverage works, pulling out and to the left/right from a central hold, vs just pulling.... anyone have experience living with this?
   October 22, 2012 at 10:45PM
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I ended up going with horizontal pulls on both the cabinets and drawers; it looks great and the "leverage" works great as well, easy to open and operate. One thing to keep in mind: where the pull hits (an adjacent wall, cabinet etc.) when the cabinet door is open. It may impact the pull size or placement.
   October 22, 2012 at 10:52PM
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Vicky Flick
theranch, did you center the pulls on the cabinets as pictured? I really like the look, just trying to get my head around how it will 'feel'/work pulling from the center vs the edge of the opening
   October 22, 2012 at 11:02PM
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Working with a shaker style cabinet, I centered the pulls across the bottom; I had the same dilemma about doing horizontal vs. traditional vertical pulls on upper cabinets but it took no time at all to get used to it. One hiccup, one pull hit a wall preventing pull-out drawers from rolling out, I had to get a smaller pull to accommodate.
   October 22, 2012 at 11:08PM
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I really love the centered look...I could get used to it, I am sure.
   April 29, 2013 at 8:51PM
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