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3 designs to consider when choosing
kitchen cupboard handles

Aug 10, 2021 | Interior Trends

When designing your dream kitchen, kitchen handles are the last embellishment you decide upon. They can come in many different materials and finishes, helping to establish the style and mood of your kitchen. But, it can be tricky to know which handles to choose to suit your cabinets. That’s where we come in! If you want something a little more decorative that stands the test of time, French Furniture Fittings can help you!

So, without further ado, here are the 3 things you need to consider when choosing your kitchen cupboard handles…

  1. Traditional designs
  2. A Contemporary style


  1. A combination of both design types

Are you going for a traditional design?

Choosing traditional cabinets with ornate detailing are further brought to life with antique and ornate styled handles and knobs.

A traditional method of decoration is using handles on your drawers. However, if you decide that you don’t want handles on your drawers, then at least try to match the knobs that you use on your doors.

As well as this, combining different styles of hardware such as cup handles with cupboard knobs helps to create an extremely sophisticated, yet traditional feel.

Or… do you prefer a more contemporary style?

If you have a contemporary styled kitchen then it would be best to follow a streamlined, minimalist approach. Choose some flat-fronted doors and drawers with slim cabinet handles to invoke an -perfectly sleek and contemporary design.

The slim rectangular bar handles with a softly curved barrel creates clean lines and a crisp finish. When designing your contemporary kitchen and going for a bar handle design, you should opt for handles that have flush ends. If you choose kitchen cabinet handles that stick out, then you have an increased chance you will catch your clothes and knees as you potter around the kitchen.

A combination of designs 

Sometimes you may not want a completely traditional or contemporary design in your kitchen, and that’s okay! You can have the best of both worlds and find a design concept somewhere in the middle to suit your taste a little better.

You can incorporate kitchen cabinets that have a contemporary minimalist feel, but with the addition of more antique brass handles, adding a traditional touch that ties the kitchen combinations together perfectly.

Typically, for this styled design shaker style cabinets are perfect! They are very versatile and the handles that you choose can easily sway the style of these cabinets one way or the other. Shaker cabinets are very sleek with clean modern designs, so incorporating contemporary handles with a curved shape can add a softer, more homely touch to seamlessly integrate the traditional elements of a home. Check out our blog giving you plenty of shaker style tips and tricks for some fabulous design inspiration.

A kitchen combination that achieves the desired look every time

These simple design ideas will help you achieve the perfect kitchen to suit your taste and budget. For more interior trends you should be following in your kitchen, take a peek at our interior trends section in our blog.

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