Knobs or Pulls on Kitchen Cabinets

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Do you love kitchen cabinet hardware as much as I do? I feel like it's the jewellery of the kitchen. Once we installed our hardware on our new kitchen it really pulled the whole look together. As part of the Modern Handmade Home Series we've partnered with Schaub and Company to share a post using their beautiful cabinet hardware. We selected their Heathrow Collection in Satin Brass for our new kitchen cabinets and I cannot tell you how much I love them (especially against my navy blue cabinets). Of course we faced the age old question of where to put knobs vs pulls and I realized I have a few opinions on this so I thought I'd share them with you below.

knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets

Traditionally knobs are used for cabinet doors and pulls are used on cabinet drawers however these days anything goes. You will often see people using knobs for drawers for consistency or based on the size of the drawers. Of course we often see pulls being used on cabinet doors as well so it really is a personal preference.

knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets

My personal preference is long horizontal pulls running the length of the base cabinets (whether they're drawers or doors).  I have been known to install pulls horizontal on base cabinet doors just to maintain that line. In my new kitchen we went the traditional route with knobs on the doors and pulls on the drawers and I think it looks great.

knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets

There are pros and cons to each option: Knobs tend to be cheaper and easier to install but they can often get caught on things like clothing etc.  Pulls can have a big impact but are often more challenging to install and can be a bit awkward as a door pull.

knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets

knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets

Here's a little video to see this Schaub and Company cabinet hardware in action.


Be sure to check out the other bloggers in the #modernhandmadehome series to see their projects with Schaub & Company cabinet hardware: Lindi from Love, Create, Celebrate, Colleen from Lemon Thistle and Thalita from The Learner Observer.


This post is in partnership with Schaub and Company. All expressed opinions are my own. 

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