Kitchen cabinet handles are often an overlooked design feature. However, they add the perfect finishing touch to any kitchen when chosen right. Deciding which to choose is not easy as there are so many different types and finishes to choose from. Most stick to keeping them matching with the colour of their faucets or kitchen sinks, but you don’t always have to! So, to help you on your way to choosing the perfect furniture handles, here is what you need to consider.
Your Kitchen's Style
First and foremost, it is important to consider the style of your kitchen because you are then able to understand what knob or pull would complement it well.
If you are opting for a modern look it is likely you will find yourself gravitating to sleek designs with clean, sharp lines; you may even choose not to have any handles at all. However, those who’s kitchens are more traditional in their design may instead choose a handle that offers timeless elegance. It’s up to you to decide what you deem the best fit.
Colour and Material
Similarly to when you’re considering your kitchen’s style, you should also have a clear idea of the range of colours which would match this. To make a perfect decision it is also important to choose cabinet handles in the right material as these will have a profound impact on the overall look and feel of the kitchen. We offer many handles for cupboards to provide you with wide variety of styles from metals like nickel, steel and iron for a gleaming look, but also ceramic handles to offer an understated look.
Placement, Size and Accessibility
We are often so focussed on how we would like our kitchen to look that we forget that such additions are there to make our life easier. Considering the usability of the handles is especially important for those who may have troubles gripping.
A general rule to remember when choosing the size and position of a handle is that drawer pulls are typically positioned horizontally on drawer cabinets and vertically on door cabinets.
In addition, when thinking about sizing, it is important to understand that an oversized cabinet door or drawer needs a large piece of hardware for proper functionality, whereas a smaller sized handle is appropriate for a smaller cabinet.
If you are opt for a pull style handle, they should measure around one third of the entire length of the cabinet. However, in a modern kitchen you could choose to go against the 'rules' and extend this length to at least two thirds of the kitchen cabinet.
Adding the finishing touches to your new kitchen is an incredibly important and exciting moment- that is why it is important to consider the following things before choosing what work best for you and your kitchen cabinets. Test out your kitchens colour palette, cabinets and handles until you find the right match! If you would like help with the design process of your kitchen, feel free to give us a call on 01604 435835 and we will be happy to offer you advice along the way!