1. Measure the distance between the current screw holes on the existing handles.Since the beginning of the 80s the sizes of cupboard handles have been standardised. Before then it was almost impossible to find new handles with the the same measurement between the screw holes. The distance between the screw holes is called CC-size. CC stands for center to center, ie. the distance between the center of one screw hole to the center of the other screw hole. If your kitchen is from the 80s or newer, it will be very easy to change the handles on your cupboards or drawers. Start by measuring the distance between the screw holes. The easiest way to do that is by opening the cupboard/drawer and then measure the distance between the center of the screws on the backside. Measure the distance in millimeter between the two screws. The most common measurements are cc 64 mm, cc 96 mm, cc 128 mm and cc 160 mm. If you measure and get the distance 98 mm it’s most likely that you have cc 96. Either the holes were drilled a little bit off (or your measurement was a little bit off). But a few millimeters won’t make a difference and is nothing to worry about. [caption id="attachment_384" align="aligncenter" width="400"] The picture shows a width of 64 mm cc for a handle.[/caption]
2. Remove a handle.Before proceeding you should check for any damages behind the old handles. Remove a handle and inspect the area behind it. Sometimes there could be indentations or scratches. If you see any marks, be sure to choose a new handle that will cover the damage. If you don’t see anything, consider yourself lucky and choose any design you want for your new handles.
3. Find a new handle with the same measurement between screw holes.The easiest way to proceed is to choose a new handle with the same cc-size. Our product pages can be filtered based on several attributes, one being the measurement between screw holes. Choose “Handles and pulls” as category and then click on “cc size”. There you will find all cc-sizes we carry. Pick the one you measured in step 1. [caption id="attachment_387" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Picture describing how to filter based on cc-size[/caption]
4. Using filters and choosing a handleAfter choosing your cc-size in step 3 you can now sort and filter on other attributes such as colour, material and brand. The more filters you have selected, the more specific the assortment of handles you’ll see. Click on the handle you think choose your needs to get more information about it. [caption id="attachment_391" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The picture shows products with cc-size 128 mm and in polished brass