Choosing Cupboard Handles in Kitchens

Kitchen Cupboard Handles

It’s surprising the impact that something as simple as cupboard handles can have on the look and feel of a room. For a kitchen, where cupboards usually dominate the room, having the right cupboard handles can really make or break the overall finish.

So how do you make sure you have the right ones?

Check the Quality

Before you get lost in the styles, shapes and colours, focus on the quality. These little things are going to have to put up with a lot of wear and tear, if your cupboard handles are low quality it won’t be long before something breaks.

Are They Functional?

Everyone uses their hands differently, and how you use a cupboard handle can be impacted by the shape and size. So test out the samples, check how they feel in your grip and the grip of anyone who has to use them. Are they comfortable? Do you have to twist awkwardly to open a drawer?

Also think about how far out the handles will stick out, especially if you have small children (or clumsy adults). If you love the long, stainless steel handle look, make sure the ends sit flush to the cupboard so there’s nothing to bump into.

Cupboard Handle Style

Contemporary kitchens often need modern, contemporary cupboard handles. Likewise, traditional kitchens look better with traditional handle styles. But don’t be afraid to shake things up. Look for colour, material and shape as a way to throw something a little different into the mix.

There are things you can look for that’ll tie the details of your kitchen together:

  • Match the finish of your appliances to your handles (or as closely as possible)
  • If your cupboard door hinges are on the outside, match your handles to the hinge
  • Take colours, materials and styles from the door handle to your kitchen and match it with your cupboard handles.

Whatever your cupboard needs, if you’d like some help giving your kitchen a makeover and live in the Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire area, drop us a line for a chat and a no-obligation quote.