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Majority of kitchen cabinets are not sold with handles, meaning you get to decide what handles you want to pair with your cabinetry. This can be a difficult task as there are so many different styles and finishes to choose from. These are the top 5 tips when choosing handles for your cabinet doors.


1. Follow a Theme

Your choice of kitchen cupboard handles will impact the overall theme of your space, it’s good to think about what hardware will work best with the look you want to achieve. Sleek pulls tend to work best with a streamline, contemporary kitchen, while simple knobs will allow the detail of traditional cabinets to be showcased. If you want to create a country kitchen look, opt for hardware with an antique finish, such as bronze or brushed pewter.


2. Consider your cabinet Colours

The colour of your cabinetry is just as crucial as the cabinet style when you choose cabinet handles. Almost any finish can work with white or painted cabinets, but some shades may not be as flexible. Get some samples to compare your handles against the style and colour of your cabinet fronts.


3. Don’t overlook Quality

Your cabinet handles are a main part of your cabinetry. Your handles are used on a regular basis and while aesthetics are important, you need to consider the quality of your handles. You want your handles to be strong and sturdy to last being used day in and day out.


4. Consider Knobs or Pulls

Knobs and pulls are becoming a popular choice for cabinetry handles. Knobs tend to be a smaller and simpler, while pulls can be a little more ornate. If you want to add something unique or detailed, consider pulls, but if you are looking for something more simple a knob may be a better choice.


5. Consider your fixtures and appliances

Usually, your cabinet handles aren’t the only new hardware in your kitchen. You will also need to think about your light fixtures, sink and appliances. Although mixing metal finishes may be on trend now, you may want a more timeless look. Think about the metals and finishes you have in your space, if the colours clash, you’re likely to find that the cohesiveness of your new kitchen will be disrupted, detracting from the overall look of your new cabinetry.


If you’re upgrading your space and looking at cabinet handles, speak with us at The Kitchen Door Company, we offer a large range of cabinetry and cupboard handles.