|Screengrabbed from a random sales listing.|
Our 2007 Interstate came with lovely, high-quality stainless steel cabinet bar pulls, but they were particularly bad for hooking because not only did they stick out pretty far, they also had blunt end extensions rather than sitting flush with the cabinets. I decided to replace them with versions that would be lower-profile and less likely to hook things. Having the pull ends tight against the cabinet doors would allow items to slide over them more easily, especially for the pulls that were mounted horizontally.
- Our existing cabinet holes had been drilled 3 inches on center, which narrowed the choices considerably.
- The chosen replacement had to match the contemporary style of the Interstate.
The style pictured above is this Cool Knobs and Pulls product. I was torn between that style and the only contemporary-looking bail pull that I found on the market. Most bail pulls are very antique-y, made in the style of Louis XIV-style frou frou or somesuch. These were very different:
|Rather than jutting out into the aisle, they would hang down on horizontal mounts, and could be pushed to the side where vertically-mounted. Screengrabbed from this Knob Deals site.|
|Meanwhile, here are the new ones installed, and our dog wondering forlornly why we are not taking the Interstate anywhere interesting today (Answer: because it is still freezing cold and raining, as it has been for a few weeks now).|