Handles

Kitchen Handles Details

We’re here to help you get a handle on your kitchen handles.

If you visit our Christchurch kitchen showroom, we can present you with a multitude of samples of kitchen handles. The range includes cupboard, cabinet and drawer handles, pull and flush handles, extrusion designs and knobs. In all honesty, the selection can be a little bit overwhelming… that’s why we suggest these five questions to help narrow the choice down to a more manageable level.

1. Do they match the style of your kitchen?

Profiled kitchen cabinet door and ornate mouldings come alive with traditional, decorative style handles and knobs. Flat-fronted kitchen doors and drawers look great with simple, streamlined handles such as slim rectangular bars or curved barrel handles.

2. Does the finish work with your kitchen colour scheme?

Stainless steel, brass, pewter, black – the finish of your kitchen handles can compliment or highlight the kitchen colouring. You can even match with a key appliance: a black cast iron gas hob, brushed stainless steel fridge, or polished chrome tapware.

3. Are they the right size?

If one of your family member has large hands, small kitchen handles may not be the best idea. Keeping handle lengths a uniform size creates a consistent look to your kitchen, but don’t be afraid to mix the sizes up.

4. Where will you position them?

The general rule is that handles are placed horizontally on pull-out drawers and vertically on doors. Make sure handles and knobs are positioned so that they won’t hit each other when you open the cabinets. Will you be able to reach them all?

5. Will they do their job well?

You’re likely to open and close your kitchen cabinets and drawers more often than you think, so it’s important that the handles are quality, comfortable, well-designed pieces. Test them out – that’s why Kitchen Concepts has samples in our kitchen showroom! Big hands, small hands, arthritic hands: there’s an ideal kitchen handle for you.

6. Do you even need handles?

We’ve made some kitchens with handles on the bottom cabinetry and no handles (push-to-open instead) on the upper kitchen cabinets, to great effect. Or, why not go totally handles free? Like all kitchen decisions, it’s up to you. Of course, we’re here to help if you need us.

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