Published at Monday, July 03rd, 2017 - 03:37:11 AM. Drawer. By Kirby.
Searching for the Best 2.5 Inch Drawer Pulls Looking for 2 ½ inch drawer pulls can be a big job, but it also can be an amazing adventure that will result in brand new hardware for your cabinets. Whether you need the 2 ½ inch drawer pulls for your kitchen or bathroom, there are many things that should be understood first. For example, what does it mean if the pull measures 2 ½ inches? Surprisingly, it is not the size of the entire pull, but rather the distance from the two holes for the screws. 2 ½ inch drawer pulls are among the most common sizes, although they are considered non-standard. If you are unsure what size pulls you need, take the time to measure the distance between the two holes. If the drawers are brand new, then it may be possible to use whatever size you want, depending on whether or not there are already holes drilled into the drawer. As you shop for 2 ½ inch pulls, it is important to keep several things in mind before making a decision. Size Although the 2 ½ inch pull size has been discussed when it comes to the distance between the holes, there are also some other sizing issues that are important. Most 2 ½ inch pulls are rather small with very little design that actually goes on the drawer itself. Some are extremely simple with just one piece of metal attaching the two holes, while others have a small ornate pattern on them. In most cases, drawers that require 2 ½ inch pulls will be rather small, so they are typically meant for fairly small drawers. However, it never hurts to take a sample of the drawer pull home and hold it up to the drawer so that you can be sure it will look proportionate. An undersized drawer pull just does not look right, and you may end up with stripped screws after a very short time if the size of the pull is not a good size for the drawer. Style Whenever you are choosing any kind of drawer pull, the style is always an important consideration. Remember that very ornate drawer pulls can be rather difficult to clean, especially when they are the smaller 2 ½ inch size. This is why so many of the available pulls that are this smaller size are so plain in comparison to the larger drawer pulls. In general, when choosing a style for your drawer hardware, look for a style that will go well with the rest of the kitchen or bathroom. Antique drawer handles will look rather strange in a country kitchen, an rustic styles do not mix well with modern or contemporary styles. Remember that you are not just choosing a drawer pull that you like, but you are also choosing one that must match with the rest of the room. Separating the style of the hardware out from the style of the rest of the room is always a mistake. Materials Another important thing to think about when choosing 2 ½ inch pulls is the material of the handle. Most handles are made of metal, especially these smaller sizes, but there are a few that come in glass or plastic. Metal is definitely the most durable material, although glass is a very close second. Plastic tends to break very easily, so while those adorable figures made out of plastic may be very tempting to purchase, it is best to resist the temptation and look for a different material that will last a lot longer.
Plastic Drawer Inserts for a Better Organized Kitchen It is hard to cook a meal when you cant find any of your tools. Cluttered drawers waste time, lead to accidents and ruin utensils. Plastic drawer inserts are a great organizational solution to the disorganized drawer. Plastic draw inserts make a great choice for several reasons. The heavy-duty polystyrene can withstand the daily use of a kitchen. Utensils like knives and meat tenderizers can really lay a beating on inserts. A good quality insert should be able to take whatever cooking utensils can dish out. Plastic draw inserts are also easy to clean. Kitchens can be dirty places; especially when a great cook is at work. Spills and drips happen on a regular bases. A damp sponge is usually sufficient to clean a dirty plastic draw insert. A soak in the sink can be used to cleanup much bigger messes. Older homes or custom built kitchens are notorious for having drawers that are oddly sized. Plastic draw inserts can be customized to any drawer. Vance Industries, Inc. makes a great line of inserts that can be cut to fit any drawer size. A plastic drawer insert needs to fit well in order to utilize the space to the maximum. Spaces and voids just waste space. They also make great places for elusive kitchens tools and dirt to hide out. The best way to get started on drawer organization is to take a hard look at your current drawers. Decide which drawers arent functioning well enough. Is the junk drawer out of control? Are the spatulas and wooden spoons at war? There are many different types of plastic drawer inserts. Make sure you chose the configurations that will help meet your needs. If you are trying to organize your cooking utensil drawer, take a measurement of some of the items. If the plastic insert wont accommodate the tools it isnt practical. The next step is to measure the drawers themselves. Plastic inserts can be cut down to fit any drawer. They do come in a variety of sizes and lengths. It is a good plan to purchase the plastic inserts that are the closest match to the drawer width and length. If space is at a premium in the kitchen, you may want to consider making your drawers do double duty. Rev-A-Shelf Cooperation has a line of two-tiered drawer inserts. The lower tray has grooves that allow the wheels on the upper tray to roll back and forth. This idea is a great way to maximize the capacity of deep drawers. This type of plastic drawer insert comes in both shallow and deep styles. Other options include a partial or full secondary tray. This makes this type of plastic drawer insert an exceptionally versatile solution to any storage need. Plastic drawer inserts are an easy and affordable way to revamp a kitchen. They can make use of space that is currently being wasted. They can also save time by giving every tool its own space. No matter what type of drawers or tools you have, there is a plastic drawer insert that can put everything in its place.
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