Installing Handles For Kitchen Cabinets

Do you want to try to install your own handles for kitchen cabinets? You can follow this great and inexpensive trick to making sure that all the handles matched up, without the use of fancy tools, or the annoyance of having to measure each door.

Types Of Kitchen Cabinet Handles

Types Of Kitchen Cabinet Handles

Handle Design For Kitchen Cabinet

Handle Design For Kitchen Cabinet

First of all, you can prepare all the items you should have to finish the project; drill and bits, screwdriver, masking tape, ruler and pencil. After all the tools are ready, you can go to the next step; placement and drill. You only need to take a good look at the overall design of the kitchen and decide where you want the handles to be.  After that you can measure up where you want the holes to be drilled.  Once you have marked that, take a piece of masking tape; mark the drill holes with a pencil and drill!

The Other Design Of Handles For Kitchen Cabinet

The Other Design Of Handles For Kitchen Cabinet

The next step is peel, tape and repeat. Peel the masking tape and reapply to the next door.  You can make sure to use this tape on the doors that open in the same direction!  Otherwise, your handles and drilled holes will not be even! Once all the doors are completed, restart from first step on the doors that open the other direction. Now you have perfectly aligned cabinet handles in a jiffy.

Handles For Kitchen Cabinet

Handles For Kitchen Cabinet

Anyway, before you go for the installation, you should choose your handles for kitchen cabinets very well. When it comes to kitchen handles, you need to make sure that they suit your kitchen. Do not pick an elaborate handle if you are going for a contemporary, minimalist look, or similarly, do not pick minimalist handles for a more traditional kitchen. To help your kitchen decor stand the test of time, look for classic handles that do not date. The handles you choose will affect the entire look of the kitchen so don’t opt for cheap handles if you have spent a lot of money on the rest of the kitchen as it may make your entire kitchen look cheap. Spending more money on handles in a budget kitchen can make the kitchen look more expensive than it really was. Cabinet handles also offer a great way of helping your kitchen appliances “melt” into your kitchen look. This is especially true when introducing brushed stainless steel appliances into white or off-white kitchens. These appliances can really look out of place, however installing nice brushed stainless steel, kitchen cabinet handles will suddenly make then blend in and give your kitchen a harmonious feel.

Design Collections Of Kitchen Cabinet Handles

Design Collections Of Kitchen Cabinet Handles

Classic Handles For Kitchen Cabinet

Classic Handles For Kitchen Cabinet

You also need to consider the handles’ function. Ensure that you can use the handles easily and that they are not too small or fiddly. Also make sure that the handles are not too big or small for the cabinets and drawers they will be installed on. If you have small children or have grandchildren that often visit than you might also want to consider the safety implications of your new cabinet handles. If you’re replacing your existing handles for kitchen cabinets, then the first step is to measure the screw centers to find appropriate replacements.