The handles are, without a doubt, one of the most important aesthetic decisions you’ll make for your space.
Your kitchen handles and knobs add the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen. Whether you prefer an opulent look or an understated design, they are, without a doubt, one of the most important aesthetic decisions you’ll make for your space.
Kitchen cupboard handles can be an overlooked design choice too. After all, your cabinet handles tend to be amongst some of the last fittings you add to your space.
However, it’s usually a good idea to plan your kitchen handle ideas well in advance. It will help avoid costly disappointments when the time comes to begin your new kitchen project.
Your style will dictate your ultimate choice. Fans of contemporary interiors will love sleek designs, with clean lines and sharp detailing. You may even prefer to choose a seamless approach with handleless kitchen cabinets to create a truly exquisite finish.
Traditionalists may prefer a more classic approach to their kitchen handle ideas. Timeless designs, luxurious materials and tried-and-tested detailing may work best for you.
Whatever your style, it’s a good idea to think about your aesthetics before you buy your kitchen cabinet handles. If you can, visit a showroom and bring along a few samples with you. That way, you can test out your look before you decide.
The style of your kitchen cabinet handles is not the only consideration. The material you select will also have an impact on the overall look and feel of your space. There is a range of different options available to you, some of which include:
Some materials work better with particular worktops and cabinets than others. For example, high gloss cabinets and worktops are usually best suited to gleaming metal handles. On the other hand, traditional wooden kitchens work well with ceramic or natural handles.
Choosing your kitchen cabinet hardware isn’t all about individual aesthetics either. The size and placement of your chosen style will also impact on the look and feel of your space. We suggest ordering a range of samples to get an accurate measure of the size of your handles. If you can, take them into the showroom to test how they look with your cabinets, cupboards and drawers.
It may also be worth asking your kitchen installer to wait until the very end before installing your handles. That way, you can experiment with the placement to get it just right.
Accessibility is another important consideration when choosing your kitchen cabinets. Some styles are much trickier to use than others, particularly if you or your family members have difficulty gripping. Avoid small knobs, fiddly detailing and small hand gaps if this is a concern.