We get this question a lot.
In fact, it is one of our most posed questions by people you call our Customer Service.
(And if you are lucky to speak with Laura, our "Queen of the Phone", tell her she rocks!)
The simple answer is......there is no wrong answer.
Not what you were hoping for, I know.
What we find is that usually this question is asked by someone who has had either all pulls or all knobs in their kitchen now. And, I am sure partly to make sure they won't be shunned if they make the switch.
A perfect time of a Top 3 list!
Top 3 Reasons to Mix your Cabinet Knobs and Pulls
Reason #1) Why choose?
I have a friend that always touts "the Wonderful, the Magical....Power of "AND". In other words, if you love a knob and a pull, why force yourself to choose? I see many kitchens with both and they look fantastic. Depending on the layout, it can really make the kitchen look balanced.
Reason #2) Functionality
We have all been there, holding a screaming baby, an arm full of groceries or a pair of flour covered hands. Grabbing a pull is sometimes easier. Certainly doing it with one finger. Ease of use is certainly a factor for most homeowners.
Reason #3) It just looks better
Sometimes it is true, mixing knobs and pulls makes the kitchen look better. There are some kitchens we have seen that have all knobs that look sparse. When I speak with customers, I always encourage them to purchase a knob and a pull see how they will go together on your cabinets. More times than not, the customer comes back to purchase both in bulk.
I am sure you have been in many kitchens where you did not even notice the mix of knobs and pulls.It is very common.
So don't stress out!
Here are some examples of knobs and pulls that match