Buyers Guide to Kitchen Handles

Whether you are designing a new kitchen or revamping an existing one, your choice of kitchen cupboard door handles can have a big impact on the style of a room.

With many options to choose from it can be very overwhelming to choose the best style for your kitchen. To aid in the specification process, we have created a simple guide on the four types of kitchens handles to help you choose the best handle for your kitchen cupboards and drawers.

Pull Handles

Pull handles are a popular choice in all types of kitchens due to their enhanced grip and easy operation. Designed with two fixing points, pull handles can be installed horizontally or vertically to suit kitchen cupboards and drawers.

For modern kitchens, T bar handles are a popular choice due to their angular, sleek style. Alternatively, opt for bow handles with a curved and slimline design for traditional and contemporary kitchens.

Kitchen pull handles are available in many different lengths to cater for various hole centers. If retrofitting pull handles to an existing kitchen, ensure you measure any existing fixing holes and specify handles of a similar size to hide any unsightly marks. Read how to measure for kitchen cabinet handles here.

Cupboard Knobs

Cupboard knobs are the perfect finishing touch to bring character and charm to kitchens with a minimalistic style. Ideal for kitchen cupboards and drawers, cupboard knobs are designed with one fixing point to allow for quick and easy installation. To bring a bespoke look to your kitchen, use a combination of cabinet knobs with pull handles or cup handles.

Cup Handles

Kitchen cup handles are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to pull handles to bring a timeless and elegant feel to kitchen cupboards. Ideally suited to both traditional and contemporary kitchens, cup handles look great when paired with shaker-style cupboards and drawers.

Cup handles are extremely easy to operate and clean – designed with an upside-down cup to be gripped from the underside of the handle.

Bar Handles

Make a bold statement in your kitchen with bar handles. Typically designed with larger hole centers compared to pull handles, bar handles are often chosen due to their large size and ease of grip.

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