How to Select the Right Handles for Your Kitchen Cabinets


No matter if you’re remodeling or simply making small changes to your kitchen, the handles on your kitchen cabinets are essential. Although they are a small portion of your kitchen cabinet, they can often be the focal point for visitors.


Different kitchen cabinets require different handles to be placed on the door. Kitchen handles are usually placed in the middle of drawers, or slightly higher. You should choose a style that looks good.

Finish and Color

Contrast your kitchen cabinets’ color with the handles. You won’t place black handles on dark cabinets. You should match the color and finish of your handles with the kitchen’s aesthetic.


When choosing kitchen handles, keep in mind your kitchen’s theme. Seashell knobs are a great way to accent a tropical theme.

Comfort and Function

Kitchen handles should be functional and comfortable. The handles should be easy to hold and have a functional design. You want kitchen handles that are durable and of good quality, but don’t feel clunky or difficult to use.

Handles or Knobs

The most important question you need to ask when buying kitchen handles is “Should I choose knobs or handles?” The answer depends on the type of cabinets you have. Find the right type for your cabinets. Kitchen handles are more user-friendly and easier to open than knobs.

This article was written by Jordan Legault, Jordan is the owner of The French Refinery. Founded in 2015, The French Refinery quickly built a name and reputation for high-end cabinetry with quality craftsmanship and attention to fine detail. We strive every day to provide the utmost in customer service because our customers deserve the best we can provide. We have built a hand-picked team of talented craftsmen with over 100 years of combined experience. Building custom built kitchen cabinets is our craft, we love what we do, and we make it show through in the work we provide on a daily basis.

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