Kitchen door handles are the finishing touch to any kitchen upgrade, but this small detail is often overlooked. With so many options available, deciding on your accessories requires a little time and planning. So, here we’ll explore how to choose the right cupboard handles for your new kitchen.
Handles or Doors First?
Although cabinet doors tend to be the first thing you’ll notice at a kitchen showroom, you may actually prefer to choose your handles first. This is a personal preference, but if you fall in love with a handle, it may impact your choice of cabinet doors. For example, if you find a handle studded with crystals, you’ll want a glossy, dark cabinet to showcase the stunning detail. Whether you choose your handles or doors first, it is important to compare the handles with the doors to make sure that they complement each other perfectly.
Think About Your Door Style
When considering handles, you need to think about the door styles you’re thinking about. So, if you choose a shaker style door, you’ll need to look at more traditional style decorative handles or wooden knobs. However, if you have a more modern, glossy style cabinet door, you’re likely to want to choose a chrome long bar handle or other contemporary kitchen cupboard handles. Remember, that you also need to choose a handle that will work with your drawer fronts. Drawers have a far smaller frontage compared to cupboards, so you need to think about how a handle will also look on the drawer without overwhelming the space.
Set a Budget
Just with every aspect of a kitchen upgrade, it is crucial to set a budget for choosing your kitchen cabinet handles. While a handle may seem reasonable at $10, when you think about a handle for every cupboard and every drawer, it can add up to hundreds of dollars. Although, you need to set a budget, be realistic, as cheap hardware can spoil the look of a stunning kitchen. Don’t blow your entire kitchen renovation budget, but try to buy the best handles you can afford. It is worth considering that plainer style handles tend to be more reasonably priced, so while they are not as decorative, they can allow your cabinets to be showcased.
Finally, you need to think about the practicality of the handles. Kitchen cupboard handles have a tough life; they are used day in, day out. So, if your handles are not durable, you may find that they come loose and ruin the functionality of your cupboard. You also need to think about how easy a handle is to use. Is it large enough for everyone in the family to use? If you have small children, will they be able to open the cupboards or be prevented from opening them? Feel the handles to see how comfortable they are in your hand and if you will enjoy using them in the years to come.
If you are planning a kitchen upgrade and need cupboard handles, you should call in and see us. We have a wide selection of kitchen accessories and finishing touches including kitchen door handles. You’ll also find our team is available to answer any queries to help you choose the right ones for your new kitchen.
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