Your Guide To Getting The Pulls and Knobs For Your Kitchen Cabinetry Right!

Your kitchen is the central hub of your home where you probably begin your day with a cup of coffee or a quick breakfast with your family! A highly functioning and aesthetically pleasing kitchen is an investment in your family’s health and happiness – and all the little details that matter.

Once you are done with designing your kitchen, the next step is to personalise it with cabinet appliances such as knobs and pulls.

You may think of choosing handles for your cabinets to be an easy job, but on the contrary, it is quite difficult to pick one out from the wide variety available.

You cannot afford to make a wrong choice here as you will be looking at and touching your kitchen cabinets every single day!

To make your life easier, we have compiled a list of latest knobs and pulls that can help you make the right decision for your kitchen! Let’s have a look.

Choose The Right Knobs And Pulls For Your Kitchen Cabinetry!

Here are some options for knobs and pulls you can choose from for your kitchen cabinetry.... and a visual guide at the end which you can download for referring to later!

1. Bar Pulls

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Get just the right grip when opening and closing your drawers and cabinets with this style of pulls that you can wrap your fingers all the way around.

A good thumb rule is to use two knobs or pulls on drawers 18 inches wide or wider.

But if you choose superwide pulls, one is enough. They come in a variety of sizes and finishes, making them a great choice if you are looking to add a modern charm to your kitchen. They work well with long and skinny mosaic tiles, oversize and rectangular tiles, modern pendant lighting etc.

The most common bar pulls come in stainless steel form, but they are also available in other finishes such as satin nickel, black and polished brass. Pulls are a better choice to make if you have elderly people staying with you, as they are better equipped to use their whole hand instead of just their fingertips.

2. Bin Pulls

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Bin pulls are an old favourite because of their durable, ergonomic design and thanks to the low profile beauty they add to desks, cabinets in your kitchen.

Bin or cup pulls are a popular choice for giving a kitchen a minimalist, vintage feel. Bin pulls and knobs come in a variety of finishes, such as chrome, matte-nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, cast iron and brass.

Bin pulls are great if your drawers are heavy, because they are strong, workable pulls. Also, they are not only super easy on hands, they are also very easy to clean and can be mixed with a variety of cabinet styles.

3. Leather Handles And Pulls

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A softer alternative to the traditional hard hardware, these pulls and handles provide a solid grip and feature metals that work with any kitchen design.

4. Recessed Pulls

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This option is perfect for the active cook or the busy kitchen. Recessed pulls are built into cabinet doors and drawers. Since they don’t protrude, they will not snag on clothes or create bumps on elbows.

They can be made of the same material or colour as the cabinetry to blend in, or in a contrasting material to highlight the look.

5. Drop Handles

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Two-piece handles with a mounted portion and a dangling pull, drop handles make built-ins look more like furniture.

While a dangling ring is the most common style, drop handles work in other shapes and styles too.

Another reason to choose drop handles is that they make it harder for little ones to open the cabinet, which is good for families with curious toddlers. They are a great option if you want to dress up plain looking cabinets.

6. Classic Ceramic Knobs

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Ceramic knobs bring such charm to your kitchen. Ceramic knobs pair quite nicely with natural wood finishes and glass cabinets.

Whether you choose plain white or a funky pattern, ceramic knobs give your kitchen a  homey flair.

7. Glass Knobs

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Add elements of grace and style with glass or crystal knobs.

Mimicking a French perfume bottle or an old-fashioned whiskey decanter, glass knobs bring a delicate sophistication to your cabinets.

How To Select A Cabinet Knob Or A Pull?

Here are some pointers you should keep in mind while choosing knobs or pulls for your kitchen cabinetry!

1. Knob Or Pull?

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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.

It is much more comfortable to open a drawer using a pull as it allows the whole hand to grab, instead of only your fingertips. You can also stick to only knobs or only pulls.

2. Square Or Curved?

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Take note of your cabinet style, countertop edge, lighting fixtures, and any other important design elements. Do they have square or curved lines? Choose hardware that is consistent with the type of lines in your design.

3. Finish?

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While most homeowners will choose chrome or brushed nickel, there are numerous other finishes available to add interest to your kitchen.

You don’t need to match to your faucet, as long as the finish compliments other finishes in the design, including the faucet.

4. Comfort?

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Try out the knob or pull before you purchase it.

Touch it, feel it, fit your hand inside the pull. Does it fit? Does it feel nice? Or does it cram your fingers and feel sharp around the edges? You should be able to fit 4 fingers comfortably.

Cabinet knobs and pulls must look coordinated, feel comfortable and enhance the design of the overall space. Do your research before choosing them for your kitchen!

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