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View Poll Results: Would you put knobs on faux drawers?
Yes, put knobs on the faux drawers for consistency. 17 60.71%
No, don't put knobs on the faux drawers - what a waste! 11 39.29%
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:00 AM   #1
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Question Would you put knobs on faux drawers?

If you don't know what a faux drawer is, you're lucky! My DH and I just built a new house and it has "faux drawers" under the sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms. They're just panels of wood that look like drawers, but don't open. We're in the process of putting knobs on all of the cabinets and drawers, but I'm not sure I want to put them on the faux drawers. What do you think?
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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I answered No only because myself or someone else might not remember or realize there not really drawers and try to open them.

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I would probably not put them on unless there were pre-drilled holes for them (in which case, I'm assuming it wouldn't even be a question!!).

Sometimes you can make them so that they open a little bit though... Like, where the top of the "drawer" swings down to about a 45 degree angle and there is a little shelf there to store brillo pads or small stuff like that. Might be worth looking in to...
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I was going to suggest the same thing about having them open. My dad built his drawers in the kitchen and bathroom in front of the stove and sinks so that they open about 45 degrees and have a little tray for stuff like sponges, brillo pads, razors, toothpaste, barrettes, etc. It is always nice to have a little extra storage space.

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I'm going to post that yes, you should put knobs on the faux drawers if you are putting them on the other (functioning) drawers. When I worked in the Design Center for a home builder we put together kitchen 'vignettes' and they tried to cut corners and not put knobs on all of the drawers, and that's exactly how it ended up looking - most of the home buyers made comments like 'oh the knobs must have been too expensive to put them on all of the drawers'. I'm sure that isn't the impression your looking to make with your kitchen!!
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I never thought of those panels as faux drawers. They're just panels. They don't need a knob.
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I'm going to post that yes, you should put knobs on the faux drawers if you are putting them on the other (functioning) drawers. When I worked in the Design Center for a home builder we put together kitchen 'vignettes' and they tried to cut corners and not put knobs on all of the drawers, and that's exactly how it ended up looking - most of the home buyers made comments like 'oh the knobs must have been too expensive to put them on all of the drawers'. I'm sure that isn't the impression your looking to make with your kitchen!!
I have to agree. If you don't put them on, I think it'll end up looking like you were cutting corners and unfinished. But if you can leave them off at first and see how it looks and then go back and add them later, that might be your best option. I know how pricey those little things can get.
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I have to agree. If you don't put them on, I think it'll end up looking like you were cutting corners and unfinished. But if you can leave them off at first and see how it looks and then go back and add them later, that might be your best option. I know how pricey those little things can get.
We already bought all of the knobs so that's not an issue, but it just bugs me to know that there's going to be a knob on a dysfunctional (LOL!) drawer. We are going to leave them off for a while before we make a final decision.

Thanks very much for everyone's opinions, especially the poster who worked in a business that designed kitchens. I wanted to get a "professional" opinion as well.

Thank you!!!
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I put knobs on all my kitchen drawers and cabinets this past spring (new house) and at the same time I bought the kit to make the plain panels infront of the sink in the kitchen pull forward storage for my spounges and brush and so I too added knobs to them. I agree with the other posters.... mine looked funny until I got the knobs on that section too. It needs them to look finished.
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Knobs on all the drawers, oh yes! You don't want it to be unfinished!
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I answered yes, but I wouldn't put on the kitchen sink faux drawers because when you stand there and do dishes they will be in the way! I would put them on all the other drawers though!
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I said no, only because the fake knobs on the one under our sink fall off constantly!!!
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