Which is better knobs or pulls?


Function and beauty are good reasons to love knobs. Kitchens get messy daily, and preventing that mess from ending up on your cabinet surface is important for its longevity. Knobs and pulls help to protect your cabinet finish because you are not transferring the oils on your fingers to the cabinet fronts.

You also need them to open your doors and drawers if you have a frameless or full-overlay cabinet since your fingers won't fit in the reveals of the cabinet for operation.

They are available in a plethora of styles and finishes that can enhance the design of your kitchen. So how do you make your selection?

If you are remodeling or building new, choose hardware last. After you have all of your materials chosen, use these tips to guide you toward the right cabinet hardware for your kitchen.

Here are cabinet hardware options to consider for your next project.

Determine If You Want a Knob or Pull

There are no strict rules to follow when choosing whether to select a knob or a pull or both.

One preference is to use knobs for all doors and pulls for all drawers. For any large door such as a pantry and any pull-out door (including pull-out base pantries or trash pull-outs), use a pull.

It is much more comfortable to open a drawer using a pull. This allows the whole hand to grab instead of only your fingertips. This is extremely helpful since drawers can get very heavy with all of your pots, pans, dishes, etc.

You can also stick to only knobs or only pulls. The use of all knobs is a fad apparent in many older kitchens before there was a variety of hardware to select from. The use of all pulls is a more contemporary look but is also seen in more traditional kitchens with a more traditional pull style.

When deciding to use all pulls, you must consider how they will be mounted. Use horizontal (contemporary) for drawers and vertical for doors. If you choose the latter, find a pull that is not heavy, as this tends to add weight to a kitchen.

Cabinet hardware is the jewelry of the kitchen, so just like in a wardrobe, it must coordinate, be comfortable, and enhance the design of the outfit. So before you buy, do your research, order samples, and check finishes with your kitchen materials to get the perfect fit.


Post time: Aug-10-2022