“Can I change my kitchen cabinet knobs for handles easily?” Question of the Week 09/07/2017
“Can I change my kitchen cabinet knobs for handles easily?”
This week, our ‘Question of the Week’ has been sent in by Emma in Northampton, who would like to know more about changing her cabinet handles.
“Can I change my kitchen cabinet knobs for handles easily? I am worried I won’t be able to do a straight swap because of the position of the existing holes.”
Thank you for getting in touch – that’s a very good question. Changing your kitchen cabinet knobs or handles can be a quick and easy way to give your kitchen a quick refresh, but if you are changing knobs for handles or handles for knobs, it may not be so straight-forward.
Removing your existing cabinet hardware can be done simply by unscrewing the bolts holding them in place. There will be a hole (or holes if you have handles) where the knob has been secured in place. You may be able to use this hole for one of the handles that you are replacing your kitchen cabinet knobs with, but this may not look right. For drawers, there will be a single hole in the centre of the frontal, and this will not be suitable for handle placement.
When you have decided where you want to place your handles, any holes that are not being reused can be filled in with wood filler, as they will be small and discreet if done correctly. Holes for the new handles can be drilled, and then your handles can be fitted as usual. Our guide can help you choose and install kitchen cabinet handles if you require any additional information.
If there are any further questions you need answering, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Team @ Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets
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