August 8, 2016

A detail which is often overlooked, but actually can have an impact on the visual look of your kitchen is which handles you decide to use for your cabinets. Picking the right handles for your cabinets involves several factors which you should think about before the decision is made.

The kitchen cabinet handles which you choose can make a massive difference in the overall visual impact of your kitchen, making it look more rustic, modern, retro, whichever you require. For those who want to give a new look to their kitchen, just by changing your cabinet handles, you can make a big difference.

So, how do you decide which kitchen cabinet knobs or handles are best for you? There are some things to consider:

Handles or Knobs – The first thing to think about is whether you want a handle (long and `bar` like) or a knob (small and round in general shape). You might choose to keep them all the same or have a mixture of knobs and handles.

Colour – There are kitchen handles and knobs in a whole range of colours and materials. Maybe you want a clean, modern look, in which case, silver would be a good option. Or perhaps you want the handles to blend in, in which case you should choose the same colour as your cabinets. Give your kitchen a fun look, by using bold colours, or a more Gothic or classic style with a more intricate metal handle.

Handle shape – Handles come in a variety of shapes – straight and bar-like, curved or even in the shape of animals or other objects. You should make this decision based on the overall style of your kitchen and the effect that you are looking for. Even the most intricate of handles can look neat if used uniformly around the kitchen.

Detail – Some handles come with details engraved or painted on. Again, this won`t look messy if it is used uniformly around the kitchen. You might opt for a completely plain handle, a basic engraving design or a more detailed handle. For a neat look, make sure that you use the same one or two handles in the entire kitchen.

Price – The price of kitchen cabinet handles can vary substantially. This depends on many factors, including the material that they are made from, and whether you want to have them custom made. If you find the perfect handles for your kitchen, it is worth splashing out a little as they can have a significant impact on the overall look of your kitchen, and by not buying them, you will only regret it for the rest of your life.

Choosing the right handles for your kitchen cabinetry is an integral part of the design process of your kitchen – whether it is new or a refurbishment. It is vital that you consider the overall style that you are looking for to be able to choose the right handles for your kitchen.

For cabinet refinishing and refacing in the Oakville area, contact Trends Wood Finishing Inc. today. We can help you pick the right handles for your cabinets and any other additional hardware, such as hinges.

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