A kitchen remodel is a big undertaking and its likely a homeowner will spend countless hours examining the options for countertops, appliances, flooring and cabinets. Choosing the cabinet handles might seem like a small decision, but just as in fashion the right jewelry makes an outfit, the kitchen cabinet handles you choose can dramatically change the look of your kitchen. In fact, you can give your kitchen a big update by changing out hardware like your kitchen cabinet handles and pulls.
The number of choices can be overwhelming because of all the shapes and styles available. Identifying the particular style of kitchen cabinet handle that you prefer can help you narrow down the choices.
Bar pulls are a very popular choice, particularly for contemporary or modern kitchens. These type of cabinet handles can be had in a variety of lengths, driven by the size of your cabinets and your personal preferences. It’s also fine to mix various lengths of the same style on cabinets.
Large bar kitchen cabinet handles do not have to be placed in the center or according to a traditional vertical placement along the edge.Here, Febal Casa shows how the bar pulls can placed at the bottom third across the entire wall of cabinets.
If the cabinets are separated, a stylish option is to stack the bars horizontally near one another, leaving the larger expanse of cabinet unadorned by hardware. This type of placement helps maintain a more modern, clean-lined space ad is a good options for those who like handles on their kitchen cabinets, bit also prefer a sleeker look.
Bar pulls that don’t taper toward the cabinet at the end tend to have a more rustic look, like these tat have a matte finish. If chosen in a shinier metal, they would have a more formal or glitzy appearance.
For those whose tastes run a little more to the avant grade, bar pulls can be installed at an angle, either as a pair, or as individual kitchen cabinet handles. the look is very distinctive and unexpected, helping to differentiate basic wooden kitchen cabinets. These below are from Creo Kitchens of Italy.
Choosing those angles kitchen cabinet handles in a color is a bold choice to add even more interest.
This particular type of bar pull can be installed at the very top of a kitchen cabinet, almost like a ledge by which you can open the cabinet. It is another option for keep the main part of the cabinet free from hardware.
For a modern kitchen, there are many unique choices of bar pulls that have interesting shapes or configurations. These are extra long, spanning nearly the entire length of the cabinet, with just a small space in the middle as mainly a design element. This one os from Nolte Kitchens.
The orientation of the kitchen cabinet handles is entirely your preference. These handles are oriented vertically, with the small pull on the drawer placed directly above the longer handle on the cabinet. With this orientation on the concrete-fronted cabinets, the kitchen takes on a modern industrial look. On the right, you can see how the same handle on a wooden cabinet provides a different feel.
Another vertical kitchen cabinet handle option is this one, which is a modern contrasting decorative element on the white cabinets. The shape is functional but is also very different from a typical handle.
Smaller bar pulls are are good cabinet handles for a traditional kitchen. This kitchen sports understated handles made special with a jeweled center.
The same style can be had in a window sash handle style. These kitchen cabinet handles are cured, which enhances the glitzy embellishment.
Basic styles of small bar pull kitchen cabinet handles are a good choice when you want your cabinet hardware to be more unobtrusive. Here, the framing design of the glass window would compete with a more bold cabinet handle.
For an opulent style, Officine Gullo has spectacular bar kitchen cabinet handles that are made of metal with hand-turned wood. The combination makes for a one-of-a-kind look.
While many homes may have a mix of knobs and kitchen cabinet handles, this luxury kitchen from Gullo features only knobs to serve as cabinet handles.
La Cornue, a bespoke luxury kitchen manufacturer, also uses knobs and cremone bolts to serve as handles. These types of cabinet handles are best for vintage style kitchens.
In a more casual kitchen, one rustic knob can successfully be used as a kitchen cabinet handle, as in this more minimalist design.
Another style of kitchen cabinet handle is the cup pull, which is a suitable option for a vintage, country or farmhouse style kitchen.
Window sash handles are often found in traditional style kitchens. In this design by Stosa Cucine, the ornate style of the cabinets, molding and embellishments are a good match for the small kitchen cabinet handles.
Even in a less ornate kitchen, window sash kitchen cabinet handles help maintain the tailored look of this design by Arcari. All the woodwork and doors have a conservative style, which is well suited to this type of hardware.
While these square cabinet handles may look a little like a recessed handle, they are not. The handles have a low profile and a touch of metal to the kitchen’s design without the prominence of a larger kitchen cabinet handle.
Recessed cabinet handles are great choice if you like the look of a handle, but not the profile. The design below is by Arrex Le Cucine and features uniform recessed kitchen cabinet handles that go well with the contemporary farmhouse style of this kitchen.
Whether you want to refresh your kitchen or are constructing an entire new kitchen, there are myriad options for your kitchen cabinet handles. This sampling shows you that you don’t need to feel limited by traditional placements, standard sizes, or basic styles for your hardware.While kitchen cabinet handles are mainly a functional element, they are also an important design feature.