It’s often the most daunting task when faced with the question on which handle you would like in your kitchen. This could be due to the fact that there are literally thousands of different handles to choose between all with some difference in colour, texture, shape and size yet when looking through samples, these all become distorted as they tend to look as though most of them would work with your design...but they wont.
I like to refer to your handles as the jewellery of your kitchen, little bits of bling that accentuate that beautifully designed kitchen and don’t detract from it but rather add to the overall design.
Having said this, it is imperative that we take note that when it comes to handles, form should not take preference over function and that these two elements need to work seamlessly together to form a coherent bond between aesthetics and functionality.
It is key, that your handle selection looks good, but it also needs to feel good, comfortable on the grip, after all, this is the actual part of the kitchen that receives the most contact other than your work surfaces.
One could select a handle that emphasizes the length or width of a cabinet door.
In contemporary kitchens, this is usually the case where longer sleeker handles are used to accentuate certain features.
Concealed handles are also important in this regard because they allow for one to really focus on the linear lines of the kitchen and don’t detract from the overall design. Although, these do tend to become dust traps and one often finds that it can be confusing as to which side the door is hinged and you’re not always certain on which side to pull open from.
In some instances, it is worth considering no handles if you only want to focus on aesthetics. However, the same problem with hinging presides and its worth mentioning that the push open mechanisms usually cost a pretty penny.
In more traditional designs, one may consider a combination of two different types of hanldes and dont forget, knobs.
Knobs have evolved somewhat from your grand mothers kitchen and now come in an array of finishes from pewuter, bronze, copper, rose gold, glass and even crystal. One could match up to three different handle types in one space as is the case in the image below.
Whatever it is that tickles your fancy, just remember that your Weizter Designer is there to assist you and guide you. They’ve done this before and have extensive knowledge on what works and what doesn’t work. Ultimately, the choice is always yours.