Knobs or Handles? Which Is Better For Kitchen Cabinets

Once you have picked your dream replacement kitchen doors, the next step is to pick suitable kitchen handles or knobs which have practical uses but look stunning in your redesigned kitchen. This guide looks at both kitchen handles and kitchen knobs and which is better to have in your kitchen.

Interior Design

The first thing you need to consider is the design of the kitchen. For example, you should ask yourself whether your kitchen is of a traditional or contemporary style? This should be an important factor for whether you decide to go for handles and in which colour. For example, in the Shaker kitchen below, you can see that the design has a fairly traditional look, however, the kitchen knobs and pulls bring a bit of a modern aesthetic to the room.

Shaker kitchen

When you compare this to a traditional kitchen (see below), there is no kitchen knob anywhere in the room. This gives it a much more traditional look and feel to the kitchen. Overall this shows how kitchen handles or knobs can be used to either modernise kitchens or complete a classical, traditional look.

Consider Where Your Cabinets Are

The next thing you should consider is the location of where your kitchen cabinets are. For example, on many cabinets which are high and above the work surface, then knobs may be easier to open. However, if the kitchen cabinets are below the work surface, then handles would be a more suited option.

Cabinets or Drawers?

The next thing that you should consider is whether the handle or knob would be going on a cabinet door or a drawer front. When you are looking at images of kitchens, such as the ones throughout this post you may notice a pattern. Typically, cabinets use handles whereas drawers use knobs.

The Final Decision

So the final decision is here, do you choose knobs or handles for your kitchen. We would recommend using knobs for cabinets above the work surface and handles for cabinets below the worktop. 
At Lark & Lark’s, we offer a range of kitchen handles and knobs, which are perfect to match our kitchen cabinet doors. If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact us today and one of our team would be happy to help or check out our kitchen handles buying guide.