Not just a pretty cabinet face: choosing pulls and knobs

BY: thayne
POSTED October 11, 2018 IN

When you’re choosing new cabinets and drawers to install in your kitchen, one small item can make a world of difference: the use of a pull or knob instead of having a plain door. Pulls — those barlike handles — and knobs are individually small but definitely impact how your kitchen looks and how easy it is to use your kitchen cabinets.

Ease of use

Opening a cabinet by grasping the edge of the door isn’t very hard, for most people. However, it can be inefficient if you’re holding a lot of items or if you’ve injured your hand. Pulls and knobs offer a point that you can pull using the edge of your hand, if necessary. And, if you have light items like a dishtowel or a plastic bag that you need to keep close at hand, a knob doubles as a handy hook.

Wear and tear

If you have cabinets that you open by grabbing the side or lower edge of the door, fingerprints and skin oils can make the door material start to look grungy after a while. Pulls and knobs, though, are easier to clean with a mild cleanser, often wiping clean in a few seconds. You thus prevent a lot of gunk from building up on the wood of the cabinets while also making it easier to clean the cabinets.

Visual Variety

The hardware also breaks up the sight of a bank of cabinets that are all the same color. Instead of a wall of brown wood, for example, you have the edges of the cabinet doors delineated visually with these handles and rounded knobs. The color of the hardware provides a nice contrast to the rest of the cabinet surfaces.

If you’re interested in changing your kitchen design Cleveland has a company you should contact. Kitchen Cabinet Outlet offers design and installation services along with pulls, knobs, soft-close hinges, and a wide variety of wood finish colors and door styles. You can also have existing cabinets resurfaced or have the doors changed while keeping the rest of the cabinet structure. Enhance your kitchen with custom designs.

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