Whether you're updating existing cabinets or installing new ones, cabinet hardware is a quick and easy way to make your room unique. With so many options to choose from, the possibilities are endless, but they don't have to be overwhelming.
Functionality and aesthetics are good reasons to love cabinet knobs. Kitchens get messy every day, and preventing these messes from showing up on cabinet surfaces is important for its longevity. Knobs and door handle help protect your cabinet surfaces because you won't transfer oil from your fingers to the front of the cabinet.
If you have a frameless or full-coverage cabinet, you'll also need them to open your doors and drawers, since your fingers can't reach the cabinet openings to do so. They are available in a variety of styles and finishes to enhance the design of your kitchen.
There are no hard and fast rules to follow when it comes to choosing whether to choose a knob or a doorknob or both. One preference is to use knobs for all doors and door handles for all drawers. For any large doors, such as pantries and any pull-out doors (including pull-out pedestal pantries or trash pull-outs), use cabinet door handles.
It is much more comfortable to open the drawer with a pull. This allows grasping with the whole hand instead of just the fingertips. This is very helpful as the drawer can get heavy with all your pots, pans, plates, etc. You can also just use knobs or just doorknobs, and it was fashionable to use all knobs in many older kitchens before there was a wide variety of hardware options.
The use of all cabinet door handles is a more contemporary look, but more traditional door handle styles can also be seen in more traditional kitchens. When deciding on cabinet door handles, you must consider how to install them. Use horizontal for drawers and vertical for doors. If you choose the latter, look for a doorknob that is not heavy, as this tends to add weight to the kitchen.