I moved into a senior apartment and I'm having a hard time gripping the kitchen cabinets with no knobs. Any suggestions?

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I moved into a senior apartment and it's wonderful except for one thing. No knobs on the kitchen cabinets. You just pull on the wood. Not as easy as you may think. I'm having a hard time keeping a grip to get them open. I've asked about installing knobs, even at my cost, and have been told no. I don't want to force the issue as I just moved in but is there and argument I can come up with that would make them more willing to let me (or them) install knobs? I'm seriously thinking of putting some kind of suction cup on them to help.

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I also found a prettier type of stick-on knob that is meant for applying to mirrors and glass.  There are quite a few shapes available, if you scroll down on the link.  However, I think you'd want to just buy one and test it on a piece of wood first, to see if they are removable (so you're not in violation of your rental agreement). Usually stick-on glues can be loosened with a warm hair dryer....and then make sure the residue is removable as well (try Goo Gone - if that doesn't work nothing will). 

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I did a little searching, and apparently 3M, the maker of Command Hooks, also makes 2 styles of knobs now. They're meant for picture hanging (i.e.: pictures hung by a decorative ribbon), but I don't see why you can't use them as cabinet pulls.  They are not terribly elegant, but they are completely removable.

command.com/3M/en_US/command/contact-us/search/?Ntt=knob&LC=en_US&co=cc&gsaAction=scBR&rt=sa&type=cc

(Note: I have used Command Hooks and suggest using caution if applying them to painted surfaces. Sometimes they DO pull some of the paint off!)
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There is a brand of hangers/hooks that are held in place by a removable adhesive backing strip. Some of the plastic hooks are fairly large. If you can get to a hardware or home improvement store you might find a size that you could use.
You may have seen one of their commercials.
A large plastic hook with some kind of a hair band or the handle of a kitchen tool might assist you.
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Barb, I wish they would open if you press on them. I did discover that I can grip the bottom and they open easier but it's hard to do that on the bottom cabinets. Glad I have a food pantry so I don't have that problem accessing my food.
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I was in Ikea the other day, trying to open a kitchen cabinet. In this model, you press the cabinet and it pops open. Is that perhaps what you have?
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I believe the reason for no knobs on the kitchen cabinets is for safety reason. Clothing can catch onto the knobs. I've had that happen to me, and almost fell.

As for no furniture in front of the windows.... the only thing I can think is that management wants to make the window space clear so that a firefighter can easily enter the windows without falling on the furniture in a smoky room. That is just my guess.
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Temporarily Blu-tack? If you cannot get to the shops for a while, toothpaste (let it dry) does no damage but will give something to grip with until you can get some suction hooks.
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Thank you for all your answers. I'm going to check on Ikea. I did find on line some slide on handles. Very pricey but they would work. There feel that because you can just reach up and pull them open (so they claim) you don't need knobs. I've been here less than a month so don't want to rock the boat. I also found out that in the bedrooms we can't put furniture in front of the windows. They put windows on one whole wall. I have no choice where my bed will fit (which of course is right in front of the window, or where to put the love seat with hide a bed in the small bedroom (also in front of the window.) Okay, If I'm going to climb out a two story window because of a fire, don't they think I can climb on the bed or couch and get out that way? Really? And apparently it's not our manager, it's the state that is setting these guidelines.
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I like the Command idea. The large ones are made in silver and white. Put the on upside down. When you move they are very easy to remove.
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Ikea sells drawer pulls called Blankett that attach on the inside of the cabinet (no holes on the outside). They are not a knob, but do provide a lip to grab. Perhaps you could see if they are willing to accept that as a compromise?

I cannot imagine you are the only person who is having a problem with this.
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