When it comes to designing your kitchen, there is one feature that many people either don’t care enough about to put any thought into it, or it just doesn’t occur to them that it’s an important decision- door handles.
Imagine your kitchen without the handles on the doors, not only do they serve a functional purpose (you’d struggle to get things out of cupboards or drawers without them!) but without them your kitchen just wouldn’t look right.
The same can be said for if you were to use handles that didn’t work with the rest of your kitchen design, they would look out of place and detract from the rest of the kitchen.
The lowly handle can in fact be the main element pulling a whole kitchen design together, by utilising the same handle on a variety of different drawer fronts or cabinets, perhaps they are different colours or materials, the use of the same handle can bring that cohesion to your kitchen that it might otherwise have been lacking.
Your handles don’t of course all have to be exactly the same, however if they share at least one attribute, such as design, material or colour, then the theme can be continued throughout your kitchen.
You must take into consideration the type of kitchen you are placing your handles in- for example a country kitchen would be more suited to a wooden knob style than a chunky chrome handle. Although realistically you are going to need a lot of handles to sort out your whole kitchen, this doesn’t mean you should cut costs by going for cheaply made ones- remember these are things you’re going to be using every single day to open your cupboards and drawers so they are going to be handled a lot and therefore need to be durable, which is a characteristic not possessed by cheap materials, so you must invest in good quality handles to be assured of a great and longlasting kitchen.
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