Cabinet Hardware FAQs

We’ve found that cabinet hardware questions vary, but many arise repeatedly. We’ve collected the most commonly asked questions about our elegant cabinet hardware and several general queries. And, if you don’t find the answer here, please contact Tradition Hardware—we’d love to help you!

About Tradition Hardware

What is Tradition Hardware's mission?

Our mission at Tradition Hardware is to provide elegant and timeless cabinet hardware that endures for generations. We are dedicated to crafting hardware pieces that enhance the beauty of homes and reflect enduring styles.

What sets Tradition Hardware apart from other cabinet hardware providers?

Tradition Hardware distinguishes itself through its commitment to quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a passion for timeless design. Our focus on elegant styles and lasting hardware pieces sets us apart.

How long has Tradition Hardware been in business?

Tradition Hardware has been serving customers since early 2023, but we have a much longer history of providing high-quality cabinet hardware and exceptional customer service through Christopher Scott Cabinetry and Design. Learn more about the team’s high standards and expertise in cabinetry and hardware here.

What inspired the creation of Tradition Hardware?

Tradition Hardware was founded on a passion for elegant, timeless design and a desire to provide homeowners and designers with enduring cabinet hardware options. Our inspiration comes from the beauty and longevity of classic styles and quality materials. We want homes to have affordable cabinet hardware that elevates and inspires design without having to be changed with each new trend or season of life.

Does Tradition Hardware offer any warranties or guarantees on its products?

Yes, we stand behind the quality of our custom home hardware. We offer warranties that guarantee our products meet or exceed industry standards. More details can be found in our warranty policy.

Our Cabinet Hardware

What types of cabinet hardware products does Tradition Hardware offer?

Tradition Hardware specializes in a wide range of elegant cabinet hardware, including cabinet knobs, cabinet pulls, cabinet handles, backplates, cabinet bin pulls, and cabinet drawer pulls, all available in three of the most popular and versatile hardware finishes. We are always expanding our product catalog to provide customers and designers with the most timeless, high-quality cabinet hardware options. 

Are Tradition Hardware's cabinet hardware pieces compatible with different cabinet styles and materials?

Absolutely. Our cabinet hardware complements contemporary and timeless cabinet designs and materials, ensuring ultimate versatility and a seamless fit for your home design projects.

What finishes are available for Tradition Hardware's cabinet hardware?

We offer three distinct finishes for our traditional hardware: aged brass, polished nickel, and unlacquered polished brass. These finishes were carefully chosen to complement the widest range of personal styles and cabinet designs.

Are Tradition Hardware's cabinet hardware products durable and long-lasting?

Absolutely. Our cabinet hardware is crafted with care and built to last through generations. Using only high-quality materials, such as solid brass, to ensure durability and longevity, our timeless hardware pieces withstand both the ebb and flow of style and the test of time.

Can I purchase Tradition Hardware's cabinet hardware online?

Yes, you can browse and purchase our cabinet hardware products directly from the Tradition Hardware website, where we offer convenient online shopping for the best customer experience. We also highly recommend ordering a few sample hardware pieces, as nothing truly replaces the experience of hefting and observing your new cabinet hardware in real life.

General Cabinet Hardware

How do I choose the right cabinet hardware for my kitchen or bathroom?

You’ll want to select cabinet hardware that complements your overall design theme. Consider style, finish, size, and functionality to ensure a harmonious look. To help you better understand how to choose the right cabinet hardware, we’ll refer you to our founder’s popular blog post—Cabinet Hardware 101.

What is the standard size for cabinet knobs and pulls?

The standard size for cabinet knobs typically ranges from 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Size up for a statement, size down for a more minimal or traditional look. Cabinet pulls come in various lengths, but a common size is around 4 inches between the two screw holes, with ends often extending beyond that measurement. Choose a pull that is about ⅓ the width of the face of your drawer. Cabinet handles are often used on larger pantry-style cabinets or hidden appliances such as refrigerators and therefore exceed the measurements of both knobs and standard pulls. These can range from 6 to over 12 inches long and lend themselves to a more contemporary design.

What is the best way to clean and maintain cabinet hardware?

Regularly wipe it with a soft, damp cloth to maintain the beauty and quality of Tradition’s best cabinet hardware. Avoid abrasive cleaners that may damage the finish. For specific care instructions, consult our solid brass cabinet hardware maintenance guide here.

Can I replace my existing cabinet hardware with Tradition Hardware's products?

Absolutely. Our cabinet hardware is designed to be compatible with standard cabinet fixtures. You can easily replace your existing hardware with our elegant pieces for a fresh and timeless look.

What should I consider when replacing cabinet hardware on an existing piece of furniture or cabinetry?

When replacing cabinet hardware, measuring the hole spacing (center-to-center) of your current hardware is essential to ensure the new pieces will fit properly. Also, consider the style and finish of your chosen hardware to ensure it matches your furniture or cabinetry's overall aesthetics. If desired, you can always complete an updated look with new stain or paint.

Can Tradition Hardware provide recommendations for choosing the right cabinet hardware for a specific design theme or style?

We love providing this personalized service for our clients! Our team of experts can always offer custom design advice and recommendations to help you select cabinet hardware that aligns perfectly with your chosen design style—whether it's modern, traditional, vintage, eclectic, or anything in between, our vast experience will help elevate your interiors and give you the look you’ve always wanted.