So, it’s no surprise that we want our kitchens to say the right things about us, our homes, and how we live, basically our lifestyle.
Think about the handles on your kitchen cabinets. We used those more often, probably more than anything else in your whole kitchen. When you’re planning your new kitchen, don’t just focus on the big furniture like cabinets and electronic appliances. The design of the handles matters too.
The first thing people notice in a kitchen is the cabinet handles. With careful choice, these handles can be the little details that bring the whole kitchen design together.
Since these are the small touches that really matter, it’s a good idea to pick them early on in your kitchen design, not as the last things you decide on.
We wrote this helpful article to pick your kitchen cabinet handles because there are so many different designs to choose from.
You’re not stuck with low-quality handles from the kitchen maker anymore. With a bit of thinking and comparing, you can choose some beautiful, high-quality, designer knobs that really go with your kitchen design.
First, think about the style of your kitchen. If it’s more modern, you’ll want hardware with clean lines and a sleek, modern look. Traditional kitchens might go for more classic hardware.
But remember, this isn’t a strict rule. Traditional kitchens can mix in some modern elements to keep things fresh. However, I have yet to really see a modern kitchen pull off traditional hardware successfully.
When planning your dream kitchen, pay attention to the hardware in kitchens you love. Look at what they use, how it’s placed, and the style. Even if there’s a kitchen you don’t like overall, it might have great hardware. Paying attention to these details can help you figure out the look you really like.
In general, modern kitchens look best with hardware that has a contemporary look. That means hidden pulls, finger pulls, simple shapes with little detail, and straight, oversized long pulls with flat front drawers.
Here are a few examples of modern pulls.
If your kitchen has a traditional or modern-traditional style, avoid choosing anything too modern, like hidden pulls. Keep it simple but consider hardware with a bit more curve and some details. If you want to capture a historical feel, look for traditional shapes that have been around for a long time like cup pulls or bin pulls.
When it comes to choosing handles and door knobs, there are different design options. Let’s talk about some basic categories:
1. Bar Handle
This is a timeless design with a simple bar on graceful posts. It has clean lines, making it easy to blend with other kitchen elements. There’s a bar handle for every kitchen design, enhancing the overall look.
2. Cupboard Knob
A straightforward and creative design often found in high-end English-style kitchens. They’re easy to install and traditionally used in classic kitchens. Nowadays, there are more contemporary options, allowing for a mix of design ideas.
3. Bow Handle
This design has a simple curving shape that bows out, providing a comfortable grip. It has evolved over time, offering various options for both traditional and modern kitchens.
4. Cup Handle
Handles shaped like cups are a great choice because they’re easy to hold and put on. You can pick from lots of styles, like rustic or traditional, modern or in-between, and they come in different looks. These cup-shaped handles aren’t just for kitchen cabinets; you can also use them on things like dressers or drawers to make everything in your home look the same. Plus, they’re simple to install!
Perfect for classically styled kitchens, the cupboard handles focuses on both elegance and function. It can have a dynamic surround and even a card pocket if needed, fixed with face-fix screws or concealed back fixings.
5. Pull handles
Pull handles are a great choice for kitchen cupboards because they’re easy to hold and use. They come in lots of styles, like knurled pulls, T-bars, and D pulls, so you can pick what looks best in your kitchen – whether you like a modern or traditional style. These handles are made from strong materials, so they last a long time, and they work well for any cupboard or drawer, no matter how big or small. You can also get them in different lengths and widths to make sure they fit just right.
6. T-bar cupboard knob
If you want a more modern look, T-bar knobs are a good option. They come in different finishes, like antique brass, satin brass, polished nickel, and anthracite grey. These knobs are also durable and long-lasting. You can put them on your cabinet or drawer vertically or horizontally, and they come in different sizes to fit whatever you need.
7. Cupboard door knobs
Knobs for cupboard doors make it simple to open and close your cupboards, especially if the doors are heavy or tough to hold. They also help keep kids from getting to things that could be harmful in your kitchen cupboards. These knobs come in different styles, colors, and materials. You can pick antique brass knobs or dark brass/bronze knobs for a classic look, or go for a more modern style with our satin brass knobs or satin nickel knobs.
After choosing the design, the next decision is the finish. There’s a wide range of metallic finishes to pick from, giving your kitchen a custom look. You can also coordinate finishes with your appliances, taps, worktop, or overall decor.
Another thing to think about when choosing handles and knobs for your cabinets is the size. It’s helpful if the design you like comes in various sizes. This way, you can use the same handles on different-sized doors and drawers, making your kitchen look well put together.
Now, let’s delve into the materials suitable for crafting exceptional door stop and kitchen door handles. For these essential fixtures, solid brass emerges as an excellent choice. The incorporation of solid brass not only lends substantial weight and a pleasing tactile feel to the handles but also proves versatile for various finishes. It’s crucial to consider these elements as they contribute significantly to elevating the appeal of your kitchen space.
Selecting the right materials is pivotal in enhancing the overall aesthetics of your kitchen. Opting for solid brass door handles and knobs can impart a sense of sophistication, seamlessly complementing your kitchen’s design. By thoughtfully choosing these fixtures, you can ensure that they stand out and add that ‘wow’ factor to your kitchen’s ambiance.