Give Your Kitchen a Little “ Knob ”

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When it comes to upgrading, remodeling, or even building a kitchen, choosing the handles for your kitchen drawers can be the easiest thing to overlook. Not only will choosing the perfect knob or pull for your drawers become an exciting part of designing your kitchen, but they can also accentuate and give your kitchen the perfect look along with the perfect feel. However, do you know which type of handle you want to use? Here we will tell you the difference between a kitchen knobs, kitchen handles, and kitchen pulls.

The choice between kitchen cabinet knobs and cabinet pulls and handles may seem unimportant, but knobs and handles have different features that can alter the overall look of your kitchen. Because kitchen cabinet knobs are round, they often give a kitchen a welcoming, home-style look that works especially well in country-themed kitchens.

Kitchen cabinet handles and kitchen cabinet pulls, on the other hand, can give a kitchen a more sophisticated or elegant look. These distinctions are fairly loose though, and you can find plenty of rustic kitchen cabinet handles as well as sophisticated kitchen cabinet knobs, if that’s what you want.

Knobs

Knobs are classic and elegant. They are easy to install and available in a wide range of styles and finishes. They are the most common pulls for kitchen cabinets, so the greater selection provides homeowners with a better chance of finding the ideal style.

One of the main advantages of knobs in the kitchen is the single attachment point. Knobs use one screw to fix them to the cabinet or drawer, which means fewer holes than if you were using handles.

Furthermore, knots are easier to install because of that single attachment point. The installer doesn’t require a lever or other device to ensure that two holes are properly aligned. For the DIY kitchen designer, this can be a tremendous benefit.

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Kitchen cabinet handles, or pulls, are considered more contemporary, and can therefore give an otherwise outdated kitchen a modern feel. They are easier to operate because you can use your entire hand to operate them rather than just your fingers. This is why cabinet handles are becoming more popular for the elderly.

Handles also provide a bit more freedom of design. They can be straight or curvy, short or long, intricate or simple. While knobs are also available in a wide range of designs, the smaller fixtures offer a little less material to work with.

Additionally, handles are easier to manipulate, not just because of their shape but because you can use your entire hand. Kitchen drawers, for example, might be difficult to open with knobs if they are filled with heavy objects. A handle would ease the strain of pulling the drawer open.

When buying knobs or handles, consider the size of the grip as well as the distance from the attachment point to the edge. Make sure you can grip the hardware comfortably. Consider having the person with the largest hands in your family try it out first. Once you decide what type you are willing to purchase, contact us today and we can get you the perfect handles/pulls, knobs, or even both!

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