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How to Choose Cabinet Handles

1786467-metallic-door-handle-with-key-040214-639Whether you enjoy contemporary, modern, or provincial styles, you have plenty of choices when it comes to cabinet handles. You can easily provide a beautiful finishing touch to your furniture, kitchen, or bathroom. Cabinet handles comes in a wide variety of styles, designs, colors, and materials. Almost all materials age over time and a cabinet handle is not an exception. Aging can be in the form of fading, cracking, loosening, stripping, bending, rusting, or even tarnishing. Therefore, it is important to consider some factors when looking to purchase new cabinet handles.

Understanding Materials

Cabinet handles are made of three types of materials, namely;

Metals such as brass, chrome, oil rubbed bronze, stainless steel, standard bronze, aluminum, satin nickel etc.

Plastics such as vinyl, fiberglass, etc.

Wood such as pine, oak, cedar, red oak, poplar etc.

With a general understanding of your material options for handles, you can decide on the best option, whether you want plastic handles with a nice touch, elegant and stylish metal handles, or even just easy to paint wooden handles.

Understanding Types

There are basically two major types of cabinet handles; the round design which uses one screw and the wide design which mounts with two screws.

Determining Spacing

If you want to use the existing holes when replacing wide cabinet handles, then you need to ensure the new handle perfectly aligns with the holes. If you find a good handle in which the width does not match the existing holes, don’t worry about it because it can still be used by adding back plates to conceal the old holes. The back plates are designed to mount first.

Determine Quantity

It is important to know the number of handles that you need. Sometimes, you may want to buy a new handle for every cabinet or drawer in the room so that they match well. However, this can be a little tricky if the cabinets or drawers are made of different materials or colors. If you need help finding the right ones for your needs or actually desire a complete kitchen or bathroom remodel, Elite Home Remodeling in Columbus, OH can help.


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