Glass drawer pulls are a great way to add variety and style to any kitchen or bath, even if you are not replacing the cabinets themselves. Selecting new cabinet hardware can be a lot of fun because it can give you the look of a brand new kitchen or bath by just spending a little bit of money. Metal pulls are more popular right now, although glass pulls are quickly gaining in popularity due to their unique style and beauty. Also glass pulls evoke a style of the past, they are a great option for people who want to have a kitchen that speaks from decades past while still looking very modern and unique. No matter what the reason for wanting drawer pulls that are made of glass, there are some things to keep in mind when shopping for them.
The number one reason many people opt for glass pulls is because of the style. Glass pulls are not limited by color or shape. Metal pulls may have very ornate designs, but most of them will be only one or two colors at the most. On the other hand, glass pulls can come in a wide variety of colors. They are not limited to the colors of metal, and some of the very fancy and unique pulls have many different colors in them. People who are really wanting to say a lot about their personality and exhibit a flair for the unusual will especially appreciate the many different styles of glass pulls. Drawer pulls that are made of glass provide the most unique solution for kitchen or bath hardware.
Sometimes judging quality of glass pulls can be rather difficult. However, knowing a few things about glass can help you determine if the pulls you are considering are of high quality. First of all, think about the weight of the pulls. If the glass drawer pulls are large ball knobs, then weight is certainly a factor. Heavy glass will take a lot more abuse and resist chipping much more than thin, light glass. However, if the pulls are thin plates of glass in different colors, then determining quality can be a bit more difficult. Try tapping the pulls to make sure that they are really glass and not a cheaper plastic that looks like glass. Also look at how the knobs attach to the metal pieces that will attach to the drawers. Look at the metal and feel the weight of the metal part of the pull. High quality metal will be quite heavy, so try to feel how heavy just the metal part of the drawer pull is. Also look at the screws and the way it will attach to the drawer. Some pulls have a tendency to strip the screws very easily, so look carefully at the construction of this part of the pull when considering quality.
Another important thing to take into consideration when considering new glass pulls is size. It would be a good idea to measure the drawers before deciding which pulls to purchase. Also try to get a feel for how heavy the drawer is. A drawer that is oversized for the pull you choose will have a tendency to strip the screws on even a very high quality drawer pull. Also the size of the drawer pull will affect how it looks on the drawer. Try to find a pull that is proportionate to the size of the drawer. Having a pull that is the wrong size will just make the drawers look much larger or smaller than they actually are.