If you live in a little home, you need to minimise all the obstacles with in it. Where ever possible lose those knobs and handles. Chests of drawers, wardrobes, kitchen units, bathroom cabinets, if you're buying choose handleless.
And, although more often than not, handleless styles are contemporary in nature, you can find some more traditional looks if you search hard enough, particularly with the current fifties trend so prevalent.
In dinky homes, handles and knobs are just another thing to knock yourself on and catch your clothes on, aside from internal doors, which you need to get a firm grip on, avoid them.
The latest push to close and automatic close handleless doors are very safe and effective. They also have fewer dust traps and produce a much cleaner, streamlined look, enhancing that feeling of space that you're forever chasing.
You can take handleless to the extreme and even opt for mugs and cups without such protrusions, you'll get more space inside your kitchen units as a result!