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  • Pulls vs. Knobs: Which Handle Works Best For You

    Handles and knobs are one of the last few touches that go into making the kitchen or wardrobe. The first question to ask yourself is whether or not to even have handles or go completely handle-less in your space. For more information on handles vs. handle-less, check out this previous blog post. Once you have finalized to go with some version of a handle, the next step is to look at the number of options. They make or break the look of a given space,  and there are an overwhelming number of options to choose from. Deciding which style bests suits the overall interior is dependent on multiple factors. In terms of cabinetry, the two most common options are the knobs vs. the pulls. Both types of hardware have their set of advantages and disadvantages in terms of defining the style of a space.

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    Knobs-Knobs are rounder, smaller pieces that are placed in the center or side of the cabinetry to hold while opening the cabinet. Today, knobs are available in a variety of styles and shapes to add that extra touch to any kind of cabinetry. They are especially common in kitchen cabinets

    • Advantages of Knobs:
      • --Gives the cabinets a classic elegance: Knobs can give a space that old world charm, and can be a dramatic choice for any interior space
      • --A Large variety of styles to choose from: Knobs are available in various metal and wood options.
      • --Very easy to install
      • --Single Attachment Point, where only one screw is used to attach it to the cabinet shutter or drawer
      • --Never go out of style: knobs on cabinetry give a timeless effect.
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    Pulls-Pulls are the more popular handles we see today. They are wider and broader and are typically placed on the side or center of a drawer or cabinet shutter. The style is generally more square-like in comparison to the knobs

    • Advantages of Pulls:
      • --Gives the cabinets a more modern finish, with bold and distinct lines
      • --A more comfortable way of opening cabinets-You can place your entire hand, and pull the handle to open the shutter or drawer
      • --A more preferred option for those seeking a graceful and sophisticated look
      • --Two attachment points, where there is additional stability in placing the handle on the drawer or shutter
      • --Easy installation


    When it comes to choosing knobs or pulls for any cabinetry, the final decision is more about the design rather than the use. Both are equally functional, but will add different design elements to the space. Whether it is a kitchen or wardrobe, the knobs will bring a sense of Old World Charm, while the pulls will bring a Bold, Modern Touch to the space. However, in choosing the hardware, one can even mix and match both styles and add them together. A popular transitional option is to add cabinet knobs and drawer pulls to give that eclectic style to the entire space.

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  • 4 Things to Consider Choosing the Perfect Handles

    One of the smallest, yet crucial, details that can make or break the look of a kitchen is the hardware. Hardware, especially in the form of handles, can accent and complement the kitchen really well, or it can completely take away from the entire design. As mentioned in a previous blog, ModSpace.in has both handle-less and with-handles kitchen available. Handle-less kitchens are a little more streamline, but they require a special mechanism which can increase the overall price. However, a kitchen with handles is a more economical and budget friendly option to any user. There are an infinite number or handles available that greatly add to the overall kitchen design. Due to the constant use in the kitchen, handles are used to pull cabinets and drawers open multiple times a day. Take a look at what all needs to be checked while choosing the perfect handle for your cabinet.

    Shape & Size: The first thing that should be decided is the shape and size of the handle. Not only does this impact the look of a kitchen, but it also determines the comfort in using the cabinetry. For example, some users may not appreciate long slim handles running across the cabinet and would go for a smaller option. While others may not appreciate rustic-looking iron handles and gravitate towards contemporary looking steel options.

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    Material: Handle materials vary across many substances, including nickel, steel, aluminum, bronze, iron, and even wood. Each material not only feels different in touch, but also enhances the look of the entire kitchen. Currently, steel or steel-like options are trending because they add to the modern look of the contemporary kitchen and are hygienic and easy to clean.

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    Style: Once the material is finalized, the next aspect to consider is the overall style: whether you prefer a conventional handle, a knob, recessed pulls, flat bar pulls, etc. In other words, the overall style of handle for the kitchen. These days, knobs add an element of uniqueness to the kitchen, while recessed pulls are becoming a much more popular option for today's contemporary kitchens.

    Design: The next aspect to consider is the overall design of the handle. The design of the handle depends on two factors: the general look of the kitchen and the ease and comfort in use. Both of these  factors determine the ideal handle for your kitchen. For example, while going for a streamline contemporary look: then long slim handles will do the trick. However, if you prefer a vintage or a classic elegant look once can consider iron handles or detailed bronze designs. The handles should reflect the overall style of the kitchen and your home.

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  • Handles or No Handles? Everything to know about Handles in Kitchen Design

    Whether you choose to have handles or no handles in your kitchen, they are the final touch in the overall kitchen design process. Many homeowners go for the traditional style handles to complement their design. However, handle-less kitchens, which were once considered a niche trend, are becoming increasing popular. As contemporary kitchens take inspiration from modern design, more and more homeowners are drawn towards the handle-less kitchen design-as the look is sleek, contemporary, and on-trend. In fact, handle-less kitchen designs are so popular that they can even be complemented with handle-less appliances. Nevertheless, when considering a handle or handle-less kitchen design, there are a few factors to take into account. Here is what to keep in mind while moving in either direction.

    Style-To have handles in a kitchen, consider the design style. Ask yourself whether or not a certain design style fit with the theme of the house. Handle-less options are available in a variety of colors and finishes and give a very clean and modern look, making it more suitable for modern kitchens.  However, a traditional kitchen design may look better with handles. Another question to address while choosing handles vs. no handles is if the color palette allows for a handle-less kitchen. Earlier handle-less kitchen designs were only done on high-gloss white finishes, but today satin and matt finishes are equally popular.

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    Function-While considering a handle-less kitchen, ensure the mechanisms put into place allow for optimum operation. In a kitchen with handles, the handles are designed to place you hand to pull the cabinet open. However, in a handle-less kitchen, mechanisms need to be placed to make sure you, as a user, are able to open and close the cabinets with ease. While contemplating a handle-less kitchen design, make sure your vendor is aware of the mechanisms to be put into place to make the handle-less shutters and drawers fully operational.

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    Cleanliness-When it comes to cleaning kitchen cabinets, dust and germs may collect on the handles. While kitchen cleaning, make sure the handles are cleaned just as often as the cabinetry, as most of the germs collect there. However, with a handle-less kitchen, one does not have to worry about cleaning the handles, making it a smooth cleaning process. As a handle-less kitchen design gives a clean look, it is also a much easier cleaning process than the conventional kitchen with handles.

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    Price-Although the cleaning process is much simpler and easier, the price of a handle-less kitchen is typically higher than a kitchen with handles. Handle-less kitchens require special mechanisms to make them function properly, thus demanding a longer installation process, while kitchens with handles do not require the special mechanical features, making it a more cost-effective option.

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    Overall, a handle-less kitchen is a statement by itself. Considering the style, look, and feel of your home, it may be a great aesthetic. It is trendy and is an immediate head-turner. Nevertheless, a kitchen with handles is a more economical option, which is complementary to all kitchen styles, and a variety of handle options are available to complement today's kitchen looks. Whether your kitchen is traditional, transitional, or modern; a handle of your choice is definitely available to complement your kitchen design.

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