February 02, 2022 3 min read
Vertically or horizontally - just how should cabinet pulls be mounted?
Well, we get this question a lot, and we answer that most commonly, pulls are mounted horizontally on drawers and vertically on cabinet doors.
But hold up! Wait! That isn't the ONLY design scheme for mounting cabinet pulls!
There are some other options and configurations for mounting your door and drawer pulls in your kitchen.
Let's take a look at the four most common ways to mount cabinet pulls on kitchen drawers and doors.
The "standard" way to mount cabinet pulls is to mount all pulls horizontally on drawers and vertically on cabinet doors. Mounting pulls in this traditional way is an exceptional design esthetic and super functional.
The following diagram shows the "standard" pull mounting with all upper and lower cabinet doors with vertical pulls, while the drawers have horizontal pulls.
It is not uncommon to see some pulls mounted horizontally on upper cabinets. Some kitchen cabinet configurations include top-hinged cabinets. These compact cabinets are a great way to make use of every storage nook possible!
For these top-hinged cabinets, it is not unusual to mount the pull horizontally along the bottom of the cabinet door. Pulls mounted horizontally suit this style of cabinet's function of lifting from the bottom up.
For some, pulls being mounted horizontally is the way to go!
For this option, all of the base and upper cabinet doors would have pulls mounted horizontally in this pull mounting option.
Typically this is seen in more modern kitchens and often times when using Euro bar pulls.
Putting a twist on the traditional configuration is the combo.
While the standard is to have all doors having a vertically mounted pull and all drawers having a horizontal mounted pull, the combo mixes up cabinets with both vertical and horizontal pull placement.
This style of pull placement is handy on base cabinets which have spaces for for recycling or trash bins or other sliding cabinets doors. Although they may be shaped as a cabinet door, these types of cabinets will often operate more like a drawer and open using a slide, so the pull mounted horizontally is more functional and just makes sense.
Yes, the standard way to mount your cabinet pulls is that pulls are mounted on cabinet doors vertically and on drawers horizontally, but as you can see, there are other options.
Choosing the right kitchen cabinet hardware design will always come down to proportion, function, and preference, so find a style and function and size of cabinet pull that works for your kitchen and makes you happy!
What do you think? Leave us some feedback! And, to find out more about how to find the best size of pull for your kitchen cabinets drawers, check out our blog: How to Choose the Best Size Pulls For Your Cabinet Drawers.
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