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Best advice to help you choose handles and knobs for your kitchen

The kitchen is of course the heart of the home.  Today’s modern trends have made the kitchen an integral part of a large open plan home, an entertaining space as well as the chef’s domain! 

It’s no surprise then, that we all want to make sure our kitchen gives the right impression about us, our home and our lifestyle. 

When planning and designing your new kitchen, give some thought to the most used pieces in the whole kitchen, if not your entire home - the kitchen cabinet handles!  It can be tempting to focus on the big ticket items in the kitchen, such as the appliances, worktop, cabinets, but don’t leave the handles to be the last part of the design.


The kitchen cabinet handles are one of the first things that people notice about the kitchen, and with careful choice, the handles and knobs can be the pieces that bring the whole kitchen design together. 

They are the finishing touches that can make all the difference, and so rather than being the last fittings you decide on, they should really be chosen well in advance as an integral part of the kitchen design. 

With a little planning and shopping around you can choose some beautiful, high quality, designer cabinet handles to really complete your kitchen design theme perfectly. 


There are many different design ideas for cabinet handles and knobs, here we list the basic design themes to choose from; 

The Bar Handle 

Timeless in design, this classic idea of the simple bar handle on elegant posts is still a popular choice today. 

Surely the simplest and most original design of kitchen cupboard fittings.  Traditionally featured on classically designed kitchens, they are easy to fit, usually centered on one fixing, and can also be combined with a backplate to add some more statement to the design.

The Bow Handle 

A simple curved design that bows out to create space for your hand to grip.  Another elegant design that has evolved over time to give you lots of choice for both contemporary and traditional kitchens.  

The traditional cup-pull kitchen handle is a perfect choice for classically designed kitchens. This traditional design is all about elegance of function.  They can be fixed with face-fix screws or with concealed rear fixings, and can also feature a more dynamic surround, even with a card pocket if required. 


Once you have decided on the design, the second part of your choice is the finish that you want to choose for the kitchen cabinet handles. 

There is a huge choice of beautiful metallic finishes that allow you to create a truly bespoke look to your kitchen.  Many designs are available in a full range of coordinated finishes that you can choose to match with your appliances, faucets, worktop or decor. 


Another feature that can be very useful is the different sizes available across the designs.   

When choosing a particular design, look for whether a variation of sizes is offered, as this will allow you to use the same cabinet handle or cabinet knob on different-sized cabinet doors and drawers.  This gives a coordinated and very bespoke look to the kitchen.


Here we would like to give you some advice on the base material to help choosing your kitchen cabinet handles and knobs.  We recommend looking for the better quality manufacturers, who usually manufacture their handles from solid brass as a base material. 

This adds a quality weight and feel to the handle, as well as being the best solid metal for the different finishes to be machined. 



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