Kitchen cabinet handles are often an overlooked design feature. However, they add the perfect finishing touch to any kitchen when chosen right. Deciding what handles to choose for your kitchen cabinets is not easy as there are so many different types and finishes to choose from. Most stick to keeping their handles matching with the colour of their faucets, but you don’t always have to! So, to help you on your way to choosing the perfect kitchen cabinet handles, here is what you need to consider.
Your Kitchen's Style
First and foremost, when picking kitchen cabinet handles, it is important to consider the style of your kitchen because you are then able to understand what handle would complement it well. If you are opting for a modern kitchen 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 handles in the right material as these will have a profound impact on the overall look and feel of the kitchen. There are a wide range of options that are available. We offer many options 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 pull handles 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 kitchen cabinet handles work best for you. Test out your kitchens colour palette, cabinets and handles until you find the right match