For kitchen cabinets, there are so many styles and finish to choose from and to match your overall kitchen design, you need a carefully thought-out combination of knobs and pulls to use. Some cabinets are better suited for a certain type of hardware but can you mix knobs and pulls?
Yes, you can mix knobs and pulls for your kitchen cabinets.
Mixing knobs and pulls for our cabinets makes a big difference in terms of functionality. While it is recommended to use different hardware for higher cabinets and lower cabinets, mixing them is your practical decision as long as your chosen knobs and pulls to use serve their purpose.
Here are some tips to help you decide and get your hardware mix right.
Choose a single finish for your hardware
Make your job simple and easily coordinate your cabinet hardware by using the same color and material for all. It is easier and simpler to mix and match different knobs and pulls if they come in one finish. This will also give your cabinets a more cohesive look.
Consider functionality and ease of use
Pulls are a good choice for drawers since drawers have a wider span and are heavier. It will help you pull them out easier. Use one style for your lower cabinets and one style for higher cabinets. Knobs are recommended for higher cabinets because they are easier to grip for cabinets that are placed higher.
Improving the kitchen comes with a cost so before deciding to change or mix and match your hardware, make sure that you have found the perfect knobs and pulls to go with your fixtures since some cannot be changed right away. Consider the shape, size, and material of your chosen hardware and choose which will be functional for you now and later.
Before purchasing new kitchen cabinet knobs and pulls, carefully consider if it is cost-effective and if they will maximize your kitchen’s utility and design.