Drawer Hardware, Or No Drawer Hardware? That Is The Question. (And Your Input Is Appreciated!)

Happy New Year to you!! I hope this new year is off to a good start for you. I’ve been taking full advantage of my long holiday weekend by getting some projects finished around the TLC.

I had an incredibly proud moment Thursday, when I installed my garbage disposal and rerouted the plumbing under the sink (from my old two-basin sink to the current single-basin sink), and I did it all by myself! The plumber was going to charge $200 plus parts, and I did the job myself for about $25. My first plumbing job appears to be a success. And after living without a working kitchen sink for over a week, it’s been SO incredibly nice to have a working sink again. Now I can finally get my stove cleaned off!

I know I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but as I was in my kitchen working, I had a question that I wanted to ask each of you. It’s about these silly little fake drawers under kitchen sinks.

What do YOU do with these? Do you add drawer hardware to these, or do you leave the hardware off? I’ve seen it both ways, and I’m undecided. Leaving it off just accentuates the fact that they’re fake. But by adding hardware, it can get in the way when leaning up against the cabinets while washing dishes.

So which way do you prefer? And why?

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday. Oh, and thanks in advance for your input!

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  1. I think that's the way I'm leaning, Megan. Without hardware, it just looks so plain and bare.

  2. I definitely understand the reasoning behind no hardware, but I agree on adding the hardware..I think it would just look a little off without it.

  3. Alrighty then…it looks like I'm off to Home Depot for two more drawer pulls. Thanks for the input, y'all!! 🙂

  4. First of all, love the color of the sink cabinet!! And I would use the drawer pulls…even though you'll never use them, I think it looks interesting and high-end…everyone knows those drawers are fake, but those handles will make them stop and really wonder if it's a working drawer or not!

  5. I love love love the color and you picked out nice hardware. You definitely need to put hardware there. If you don't it will look like you ran out of supplies. You have done a great job with your make-over!

  6. I'm all about keeping things even, so I say yes to the hardware. To not have it there would drive my organized brain crazy, which would make hitting it while doing dishes worth it!

  7. I would go with hardware for the finished look it gives. I would constantly feel like something wasn't right without hardware. And hey, what are a few bruises on the thighs for the sake of great looking cabs?! Great colour btw.

  8. Traci said: "…everyone knows those drawers are fake"

    I am a little confused by this. I think there are pulls on some cabinets you are seeing because they AREN'T fake. Mine do work, have pulls and contain a caddy for sponges. If I were visiting you, I would probably be standing there pulling them to try and get started helping you with the dishes…

    (tried to put the quote in HTML tags, wouldn't let me?)

  9. 100% hardware! It just adds that little "finishing touch" to these cabinets. "No hardware" tends to give more of a "modern" vibe…and I don't think that is the direction you are going. LOVE the turquoise!

  10. Thanks to everyone for your input! I stopped by Home Depot yesterday and picked up two more drawer pulls. I'm excited to get all of them installed!

  11. Me and my husband are having the same dialemma. He wants the hardware and I don't. ugh. I think it will look fine without it. I really dont think people actually notice but it can save over $30 in hardware.

  12. 100% hardware! It just adds that little "finishing touch" to these cabinets. "No hardware" tends to give more of a "modern" vibe…and I don't think that is the direction you are going. LOVE the turquoise!

  13. I like it with the handles and knobs I guess just what I am used to. I was wondering have you ever painted the knobs, I also have the "beautiful "gold-brass finish on mine and have wanted to replace them for some time but it will be very expensive any ideas of how to do  it and will the paint stay on???? pls help

    1. I spray painted my old gold ones to silver using Rustoleum Titanium paint. Saved me some money and they look great. You can also buy chrome too. Just me, I am a tight wad and try to save when I can.