When designing a kitchen, there are many decisions to be made. This includes a myriad of combinations for your cabinetry, choosing between different door profiles, colours, surfaces and textures. Another seemingly smaller element – which can actually make a big difference to the look of your cabinetry – is the cabinet handles.
The type of handle you choose should match the style of your kitchen and the interior decoration of your home overall, as well as being a functional choice. At times the right choice may be no handles at all, in favour of a touch-catch mechanism. This is often a popular choice for overhead cabinets, to create a streamlined effect (and it also means you won’t have to reach up as high).
Sometimes more than one look can suit, which means you may find it harder to settle on a handle.
To demonstrate two looks on one kitchen, we’ve taken a customer’s kitchen which features our Freedom Kitchens Designer range Metallic cabinets in Champagner as well as Beton textured concrete, and tried two different handles to show how it can change the look and feel.
First, our Cornet Polished Brass Handles were installed to match the overhead metallic cabinets, as well as reflecting the gold in the patterned splashback. In theory, using gold handles seems like an obvious style choice given metallics already feature elsewhere in the kitchen.
Here’s what the gold toned/brass handles look like: