Kitchen Details – Door Knobs and Handles

Kitchen Details – Door Knobs and Handles

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While the selection of your door knobs and handles are unlikely to be your primary concern when decorating your kitchen, it is finishing touches like these that can make a real difference to the whole feel of the room. The style, pattern and level of function of your door knobs and handles will make a real difference to how your kitchen looks and works and with the kitchen often the most-used room in the house, this makes their effectiveness a top priority.

In the choice of knobs and handles you can prioritize practicality and use simple metal handles or traditional wooden door knobs, or alternatively go for something more unusual and bespoke to give the room a more unique feel. Handles lend themselves to more practical feeling kitchens – with fewer choices in styles or patterns available, but increased level of durability over knobs. Handles are also generally better for opening heavier drawers as they spread the weight and pressure across a wider surface area and this of course adds to their long-lasting nature and reliability. Selecting simple contemporary kitchen door handles can help you minimize your spend in the room overall, but may limit the possibilities of your decorating theme depending on the scope of your vision.

On the whole, door knobs are far easier to install because they only need to be screwed in one place. This can enable for a fast finish when working to a tight schedule, but does mean that your door opening mechanism may be slightly less strong and durable as a result. It can be argued that in terms of design scope, knobs often allow for the most creative flare.

In addition to traditional plain wooden knobs – which work well in a cottage-style kitchen – you can opt for more contemporary metal styles, or even choose something a bit glitzy such as a jewelled plastic knob. With many specialist companies now offering bespoke design services that allow you to create your own print or pattern for your door knobs you may choose to develop a far more unique feel to the room; making your kitchen feel more like your own for years to come.

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Krayton M Davis

Executive Manager: LetsRenovate Team