How to choose the right handles for your kitchen cabinets

Kitchen renovations

We’ve been touching base on the benefits of a perfectly designed kitchen in recent weeks. Today, we’re going to be talking about one of the smallest, yet arguably most important aspects of any kitchen renovation or design procedure – cabinet handles.

Cabinet handles can make or break kitchen renovations, which in itself has a touch of irony due to their size. Poorly chosen handles will not only distract from the positive elements of your kitchen, but they will also severely affect the functionality and layout of the area itself. Below, we’ve included four aspects to consider when choosing kitchen handles, which will improve accessibility and help you realise your initial kitchen design ideas in full.


Whilst you may have your heart set on a particular style of cabinet knobs, it’s important to ensure that they fit in with your kitchen’s overall aesthetics. For example, those elegant wrought iron handles will look out of place if you’re seeking a contemporary kitchen. Keep the idea of how you want the finished product to look in your mind, and choose accordingly.


With cabinet knobs, if the price is too good to be true, it normally is. Whilst it may look as good as its more expensive counterparts, it may not be conditioned against wear and tear. Another thing to look out for is the strength of the handle screws. We’ve seen many DIY kitchen renovations in Melbourne literally fall apart with weak or short screws.


Whilst you may like a particular style of handle, it may not be accessible to your specific needs. Aspects of handles that can impact the function of your kitchen can include handles that are too big, too slippery to grasp, or reflect too much light. You should hold the handle when it’s on display as if you were using it. This will give you a better idea of how user-friendly it will be in your home.


Have you ever had your beautiful cabinets installed into your kitchen, only to find out that when they open, the handles clunk into one another? This is a common occurrence in many renovations, and it always helps to ask that your renovation team installs the handles only after the cabinets have been fitted. This will allow you to get a better idea of what position will best suit your handles.

JLT Renovations is a leading provider of kitchen and bathroom renovations Melbourne wide. Our experience in cabinet making can ensure that you will be getting handles that will fit into your style, as well as be accessible for all that use your kitchen. Contact us today on 1300 400 939 to enquire about our services, and what we can do to create your ideal interior.

So tell us below, what’s your favourite style of handles?

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