Cabinet Battle

A few things we learned when moving into the RV: 1) never underestimate the power of heated floors 2) your manufacturer, most likely, had one of more workers who cut corners in some way 3) the decor is seemingly naturally, shall we say, dated. It’s a bit too ready for prime time.

We will never regret our decision to get heated floors. We found the corners that were cut by living in the rig full-time very quickly. The decor is a work in progress.

As soon as we moved in, we hated the door pulls and knobs. They were not to our taste. We like something a bit more streamlined. And for a year, we hated the pulls and knobs. And for a year, we said we’d change them.

Dulled by a year of use.

Finally we had enough, prompted by the installation of our new desk that needed pulls and knobs. We went to Home Depot and bought the farm in the style we wanted. We were limited by the spacing for the pulls (3.25″, or was it 3.75″? We forget).

We also realized that with the shape of the new knobs, whoever did the installation of the original knobs paid no concern with them being level (see #2 above). Something we’d have to live with as we weren’t going to drill new holes for this, and still an improvement over the old knobs.

Left – new; Right – old

Top – New; Bottom – Old

This is a relatively cheap improvement to do and one we’d recommend doing sooner rather than later. So how much is it? Without doing much research, we opted to get the pulls at Home Depot (the style is “Liberty” brushed nickel). They also have these available at Amazon. Each package of 10 pulls is $23 and change (buy in bulk if you can as each pull sold separately is $4, so a $17 savings per 10). The knobs are $20 for a 10 pack. Now be aware that there are more knobs and pulls in the rig than you can initially imagine. You can buy them here and here.

You can save some bucks by buying online, but we had our minds set, gosh darnit. So for peace of mind we bypassed the savings.

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