Attention to detail is the key when it comes to making your kitchen the best it can be – and one of the details that sometimes gets less attention that it should with a fitted kitchen, is the door handles.
There are hundreds and hundreds of options available, and what you choose can literally change the personality of your kitchen.
Indeed if you want to give your kitchen a quick makeover or refresh, then the door handles (or door knobs, catches, pulls and so on) can be a great way to start.
The topic is as broad as the options available, so I’m going to come back to this subject so that I can deliver it in themes, but I’m going to start with a review of a currently trendy option in handles, ones with a twist! Traditional in design and available most commonly in Black, Antique Pewter and Antique Brass, Twister handles are pretty much as describe they have either a basket, cage or molded twist in them as a feature. One of my personal favourites is this drop drawer and door handle with an antique brass finish.
It oozes class and has a fine antique appearance – but it won’t break the bank at only a smidgen over £2 each. If you have a standard size kitchen, you’d probably be looking at less than £40 to give your doors a fabulous new personality.
DIY TIP: When you are measuring to establish the size of door handle you need, measure between the Hole Centres (often referred to as CC for some bizarre reason) - that is the distance between the points at which the handle will be attached to the drawer or door.
With these, a touch of elegance can be added at even lower cost. the attractive barley style twist door handle shown at the bottom right of this picture is available at just £0.95 each – so a makeover cost per average kitchen of less than twenty quid!
These, again are generally available in a choice of black, pewter or antique brass.
And our final category of handles with a twist comes in the style of door knobs.
The cage style twister door knobs shown here are both available in black, pewter and antique brass and come in at a little over £2 each, whereas the moulded style antique brass door knob , which also comes in antique pewter, retails at around £1.20 each.
So, a contemporary look using a traditional theme can be added to your kitchen at relatively low cost – just give it a new twist.