Barbra Hardware b4 Edit
For Drawers With RailsOption 1: Centered. The most popular placement is to center the hardware in the middle of each drawer front. Aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical, the main drawback to this placement is that the bottom drawer can be difficult to reach since the hardware is low.The photo above shows a “five piece” drawer front, also known as a decorative drawer front which echos the door style. A five piece drawer front consists of a center panel surrounded by a frame. The vertical member of the frame is called the stile and the horizontal, the rail. Stiles and rails can be of varying widths depends on the door and drawer style you select.The grey island shown below, also shows center placement of the hardware in each drawer front. The difference is that the top drawer front is “slab” or flat. It is not uncommon to mix the two drawer styles to achieve a less formal look.__________________________ [Are there any other advantages besides pleasing and symmetrical? Does it go with a particular decor style more than another?]
Option 2: Centered on top. The hardware is centered in the middle of the top drawer only. It is placed on the rail of all the lower drawers. Some find this placement unbalanced, but appreciate blend of form and function. ———————————————**see option 1— meaning [DEFINE WHAT THESE ARE] — on all the other drawers.[Any disadvantages? What decor style does this work with?]
Option 3: All on top. This is my preferred configuration for it’s symmetry and functionality. The hardware is placed on each rail if the drawer fronts are five piece.For mixed slab and five piece drawer fronts like the photo below, the hardware is placed on the top quarter of the slab drawers to mimic their placement on the rails of the decorative fronts.
For Slab DrawersOption 4: Top one-third. What if the drawers are all slab? In this photo the hardware is placed in the top third of each drawer. But, because the fronts are slab, there is the added flexibility to place the hardware in the top one quarter or even centered depending on your own aesthetic.____________ [Anything you can say about why?]
Option 6: No hardware. I love the clean seamless look of cabinetry without hardware. Most use a magnetic touch latch system to open and close the doors and drawers. Press and a spring loaded plunger opens the door or drawer. Press again and a magnetic catcher holds it close.But, this modern look comes at a price. The natural oils on your fingertips are transferred to the cabinet’s face and will eventually damage its finish where it is repeatedly touched.____________________________[What are touch latches? Pls define.]
Walls, Walls, Walls:Unlike base cabinetry, hardware placement for wall cabinetry is much more subjective. The knob or pull can align with the rail, or it could be higher, or lower–there are no rules. Let’s look at a few options.If you’re looking for a more modern aesthetic, place the hardware horizontally like the blue kitchen above.