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Should I use knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets?

Cabinet hardware seems inconsequential until it's up to you to design your kitchen. Should you go with knobs, pulls, or a mixture of both? Learn about popular combinations to narrow down your style choices.

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Cabinet hardware seems inconsequential until it's up to you to design your kitchen. Should you go with knobs, pulls, or a mixture of both? Learn about popular combinations to narrow down your style choices.

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By now you’ve spent weeks planning your kitchen remodel and how you want everything to look. The last step in the process is picking your cabinet hardware, but deciding whether you should use knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets isn’t an easy task.

You’ve probably seen many combinations of pulls and knobs used separately or together in various design magazines and sources online. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what would look best in your kitchen. Today, we’ll compare a few choices for cabinet hardware and talk about how to solve this problem. And if you want some inspiration, check out our kitchen cabinet hardware ideas gallery.

Compare knobs vs. pulls

Showroom for kitchen knobs and pulls for comparison shopping.

Cabinet hardware serves a purpose: to let you open the cabinet or drawer without getting cooking oils or chicken juice directly on the cabinet finish. But there are some differences between pulls and knobs.

People open cabinet knobs with the thumb and one or two more fingers. As the cabinet door swings open, the hand rotates naturally. Cabinet handles or pulls, on the other hand, are opened using three or four fingers. You can use more force since you can get underneath the whole pull. But to some people, pulls aren’t as comfortable as knobs for upper cabinets.

Vintage knobs can be classy, but be aware that they may loosen and rotate over time. Modern-day knobs of decent quality have sharp nibs to keep them in place.

When choosing hardware for cabinets, take the time to go into a showroom and see what’s available in person. If you can’t do that, some companies will send you a sample pack in the mail for you to choose from.

Use all knobs or all pulls

White kitchen cabinets with cabinet pulls used throughout.

For a cohesive look, try using all knobs or all pulls for doors and drawers in your kitchen. Knobs work well on traditional kitchen cabinets with curved or beaded styles since they are simple and don’t detract from the design style. Vintage kitchens will also usually only have knobs since that’s mainly what was available for hardware on cabinets.

On the other hand, drawer and cabinet pulls work well with modern squared-off styles like shaker or European flat-panel doors. Mount pulls on drawers horizontally and pulls on doors vertically. Cup pulls are popular for farmhouse-style kitchens, while sleek bar pulls are popular for modern cabinets.

You can also use two types of pulls (or knobs) in one kitchen if you wanted to. For example, you could pair dark oil-rubbed bronze cup pulls for the drawers with classic curved bar pulls of the same finish for cabinet doors.

Mix knobs and pulls together

Kitchen knobs and pulls mixed together with white shaker cabinets/

Many people choose to have a combination of knobs and pulls in the kitchen. One popular design is to have pulls on all drawers and knobs on all cabinet doors. Using a knob on a drawer can feel a little awkward if the drawer is heavy. Instead, a pull allows you to use more fingers and open the drawer easily.

So, if you have pulls on your drawers, why not use pulls on all lower cabinets, too? This is actually a practical idea. If you’ve ever got a shirt pocket or bag strap caught on a cabinet handle, you know why. Sleeves, pockets, belts, straps, and any kind of loose clothing can loop around a lower cabinet handle if you aren’t careful. By the time you know it’s stuck, you’ve already turned around and spilled your coffee.

When mixing hardware styles, it’s also a good idea to stay with the same finish. You also don’t have to match your sink faucet, but you should pick textures and colors that complement it. If your kitchen faucet has a brushed stainless steel or nickel appearance, oil-rubbed bronze, matte black, satin nickel, and antique or aged finishes work well. If your faucet has a chrome finish, try gloss white, gloss black, or chrome hardware.

Place kitchen cabinet knobs in the right spot

So, you’ve decided to install knobs in your kitchen. Now, you just need to know where to put them. For a traditional look, place the center of the knob about 2-1/2″ to 3″ diagonally from the corner of the kitchen cabinet door, opposite the hinge. For a drawer, place the knob directly in the center of the drawer front. You can also place a knob in the top third of a drawer front to give it a modern look. If you need some pointers, check out our guide on installing cabinet hardware.

Here’s what a centered knob looks like:

Kitchen cabinet knobs centered on frame.

For a modern look, align the knob with the cabinet door rail. For upper cabinets, this would be where the door panel meets the lower side of the frame. And for lower cabinets, this would be where the door panel meets the top side of the frame. Center the knob in the vertical frame portion, or stile. Here’s an example:

Plan for wide drawers the right way

If you have a wide drawer, you might think about installing two knobs or pulls. However, this isn’t the best idea. People don’t usually open kitchen drawers with two hands. Opening a drawer with only one knob (or pull) off to the side will eventually mess up the alignment of the drawer. It’s better to use one wide drawer pull in the middle than two pieces of hardware. If your drawer is sticky or hard to open, you should consider upgrading the hardware to reduce friction.

Cabinet hardware is your choice

At the end of the day, choosing between knobs, pulls, or a combination of both is a matter of personal preference. As long as you put thought into the design, you can create a great kitchen. Hardware is one of the easiest things to change, anyway, so there’s no pressure.

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