Cabinet and Furniture Pulls
You may think that there is no sure way to know whether you would need knobs or pulls. You may think that a pull and a knob will impact your cabinets in the same space. You may even think that you have to settle on a pull or a knob only. You may say that they perform the same task in pretty much the same manner - there are the same designs available in a knob and pull version—so how to decide?
Decorative pulls play a much bigger role in the overall look of the room than they are given credit for. They beautify the cabinets in your home, which translates to beautifying the rooms. Decorative pulls should be thought of as your home’s jewelry and should have the thought put into its choosing. You do not, by any chance, have to settle on one design—mixing and matching makes the designs incredibly interesting. By mixing and matching you can portray a theme or a story to liven up your whole room.
Pulls are, for one thing, good for anyone experiencing joint problems such as
arthritis because they are much easier to grasp. Having a pulls is making sure that
you will not every have a problem opening a drawer or cubby. The C, U, and bin
pulls will all be able to aid you if you are experiencing joint problems, or
fear that you may expect those problems in the future.
Adding Dramatic Punch with Pulls
Pulls are also a great way to dramatically punch up your design due to the fact that it is larger than a knob. Many people opt for is a combination of pulls and knobs. That way you could combine the more dramatic pieces with the less so—using the pulls for drawers and the knobs for cabinets.
Keeping aesthetics in mind is very important. If you decide to use certain pulls, you should think about mixing in
knobs with the same design or even knobs or pulls with a different design all together. Our collections are made for
that very purpose. If you have your heart set on using pulls and knobs with the same design throughout, than we
recommend that you think about using different finishes to keep the eye moving throughout
the cabinets and the room.
Pulls Style Selection
You will find amazing pulls to complement any style of your cabinets. If you do not have a set style picked out just yet, than we can help you decide—as you read these overviews, do not feel as if you have to choose just one—you may even have an eclectic enough taste to be influenced by all of them, but one should always know at least the primitive routs and beliefs of their different influences.
The Early American Style revolved around the idea of hardware harmonizing with the piece of furniture—and not the overall room or building. The main concern was that the pull would have to perform its function and the look of it was to remain rather simple. It was taken from the English designs at the time, but the Industrial Revolution would come along and pull designs would change in a dramatic fashion.
The East lake style was more focused on elaborate designs. Some thought of this as overbearing, but it still became a very popular style in the United States, partly due to the fact that during the Industrial Revolution, mass-production became more prominent. The Eastlake style knobs are a great thing for simpler-styled furniture.
The Eastlake style morphed into the Victorian style—which kept with the elaborate designs of pulls and hardware, while making taste an important part of the family’s social standing. The designs were whimsical, but a bit more understated than the Eastlake style pulls.
The Arts and Crafts style is usually described as shabby chic. It called for hardware that looked original and one-of-a-kind. The Arts and Crafts movement brought antiquing into style while valuing straight and clean lines.
The Revival Style went back to the old world feel and concentrated mostly on the aesthetic than the function. Its main cause was to take elements from the past and using them in contemporary environments.
Art Deco came about after the Great Depression hit because people stopped looking to the past and wanted to look more to the future. The style embraced new-aged sleek and slim designs. The Art Deco inspired the Streamline Moderne style which began with the completion of the Bauhaus in Germany.
Do not forget that you are not chained to any design in particular—you can always mix them. Some of the fest looks come from having two styles mixed that one would never think of mixing—such as Moderne and Victorian. Another great idea is having some Arts and Crafts influence in a Moderne or Art Deco environments.
After figuring out the feel that you would like to go for with the style, it is time to look at the designs of the
pulls. There is an amazingly wide selection of designs for you to choose from.