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To PULL or not to PULL ?


That is the question - - - well, along with the economics too ! 

I am wondering about whether putting pulls on the kitchen cabinets will improve the re-sale or not?  If I do, it may be a little pricey because I have about 42 pulls to buy and install .

Take a look and have your better half look also (if you want to) and give me your ideas/opinions on this.  I'm not much on chrome pulls so I would probably go with an antique porcelian type or maybe a shade of blue to coordinate with the formica and floor.  Truth be known, I'll probably go with what "she who must be obeyed suggests" - - - hahahaha.  We've live here over 5 years and not having pulls hasn't been a big deal so I was just wondering from a re-sale stand point only.


Please ignore the messy kitchen, I haven't cleaned it up since breakfast this morning.






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Resale probably wont be affected, but you might have some questions as to why you never installed the pulls.

Our cabinets look like yours and they have brass pulls which blends with the oak finish.

IMHO Chrome will kinda clash with that cabinet color with the cabinets being too modern for the porcelain.

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Those are nice cabinets,, My Personal opinion??  I would leave them like they are,, "uncluttered," when we redid our kitchen floor and repainted the cabinets, we put pulls on them,, (the boss's idea) the cabinets were designed with a beveled edge to elimate the need for pulls, and personally I don't care for them,, but The cabinets are soon to be replaced anyway, so I really don't give a rip,,

Dave used brass . which goes great with stained Oak.. but eventually the clear finish on brass wears off and they ain't shiney anymore...we have a bunch of brass door hardware like that.. that is about 5 years old,, looks like crap,,,,

But like the saying goes,, "Different strokes for different folks" and this is your stroke,,

 but if she absolutely has to have pulls,, I would use stained oak pulls to match the cabinet finish,, J.M.S.O. 

EDIT:  after another look,, the hinges look to be a "antiqued "or some folks call it "oiled" brass,, something like that would probably match better<<<<


Check out some of these,, a little of both worlds,, wood and brass


http://www.simplyknobsandpulls.com/liberty-hardware/cabinet-knobs/burnished-brass-with-light-oak-lacquered/38162BFLO/



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Monday 21st of March 2011 09:29:27 AM

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I don't think it would make any difference.

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i like em much better like they are.those cabnets are nice ones.dont do it mello.it would be a waste of time and money.

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Dang, nothing like a unanimous vote is there?

Thanks for the info and advice, Gentlemen !

I guess if the buyer wants pulls then he can doit
after they move in.

Footnote: we have had to drive south into the smaller
cities several time lately and every time we do, I just
shake my head and say to myself - - - - -
"Do you really want to move down into this crowded
mess, with higher taxes, higher utility bills and leave
the low cost living, serenity and peace and quite of
your little 3 acre country place?" - - - most of the time
the answer is "no, not really !"nodisbelief

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better think it over real good meller.its gona be a different world.i hate the aint beds myself.

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Mello Yello wrote:

Dang, nothing like a unanimous vote is there?

Thanks for the info and advice, Gentlemen !

I guess if the buyer wants pulls then he can doit
after they move in.

Footnote: we have had to drive south into the smaller
cities several time lately and every time we do, I just
shake my head and say to myself - - - - -
"Do you really want to move down into this crowded
mess, with higher taxes, higher utility bills and leave
the low cost living, serenity and peace and quite of
your little 3 acre country place?" - - - most of the time
the answer is "no, not really !"nodisbelief



I know I would like to have what you have,, a nice small piece of property, away from the hussle -bussle of city life,,
We go down to the house boat some W/E when its vacant,, and just sit out on the deck and watch the world and wildlife go by,, I would like to move there.. but that would mean a lost of good income,,
Our neighbor hood is really laid back and quiet, great neighbors, older homes,, large lots, well built homes from back in the days of true craftmanship,, and real lumber,, in a older unincorporated part of the county,, so dealing with city politics and taxes don't affect us,,

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