Kitchen Handles Buying Guide

Kitchen handles are a great way to finish your new kitchen and can be the perfect accessory to making your kitchen unique and homely. However, buying kitchen handles should not be a difficult process, but with so many designs to choose from, you may become overwhelmed with the amount of choice. This guide looks at the different handles and knobs you can choose from and what style of kitchen best suits them.

What are the Different Types of Kitchen Handles?

Bar Handles

A bar handle is a single bar that is designed to create a minimal design. Perfect for a modern kitchen, such as a high gloss kitchen, the handles create a clean and fresh look and are a good choice for those who want clean, crisp lines throughout the kitchen.

D-Shape Handles

The D Shape handles have a timeless design, as they have a horizontal length that curves at both ends and are fitted to the front of the door. Perfect for natural wood kitchens, the D shape handles are an ideal choice for kitchens that are used by older family members, due to the easy-grip the design provides.

T-Bar Handles

The T-bar handles are an easy design, which suits the majority of kitchen designs. As a result, this makes them a popular choice for many homeowners. They are a good choice for modern designs which are influenced by having a linear style.

Cabinet Knobs

Knob fixtures are a favourite for those that are wanting to add dainty features to their space. Usually positioned in the corners of kitchen cabinets, the knob design is ideal for those that want to reduce visual clutter.

Cup Handles

The cup handles are a great choice for those that want to keep a heritage design to their kitchen. Fitted on the centre of the kitchen doors and drawer fronts, they can be gripped on the underside of the handle. These handles are popular for shaker design kitchens.

What Colours & Finishes Can I Choose From?

Antique Brass

The antique brass design is a timeless design for those that are wanting to create a traditional or heritage design for their kitchen. This colour can also add texture to the kitchen as well.


The black handle design is perfect for those that are wanting to create a dark interior. This design is popular for more modern kitchens, which are going for a sophisticated look. Alternatively, black cupboard handles can be used to add contrast to lighter elements of the kitchen.


Chrome handles are able to add a bright metallic splash to any kitchen. They can be used to complement lots of kitchen designs and can be a cost-effective way to update your kitchen


Copper handles are a suitable design for those that are wishing to add a bit of colour to their kitchen. These handles are ideal for glossy kitchens and can create a focal point of the kitchen. Furthermore, the copper colour could add warmth to the room, so is ideal for traditional designs.


Iron handles are a versatile colour that can match the majority of kitchen designs. Iron handles come in a range of designs, such as the Iron Forge Knob to the Iron D-bar Handle.


Silver handles are a popular colour for the kitchen. This is because they complement all styles of kitchen cabinets or units. Furthermore, silver handles can be used to give tired kitchen designs a new look.


White handles are a suitable choice for those that have similar kitchen cabinets and units. Perfect for those that have picked white gloss kitchens or other similar designs, the white handles come in several designs.

What To Consider When Planning Kitchen Handles?


One of the main things you should consider when choosing new kitchen handles is the colour of your current kitchen. The handles should be used as a finishing touch and should complement the kitchen.


If you are wanting to add extra texture to your kitchen, then you should choose handles that add character to your cabinets. This includes choosing brushed designs, which provides grip and style (so is perfect for households with older family members who are looking to update their kitchen!)

Kitchen Cabinets

Depending on the design of the kitchen you have gone for, some handles would be better suited than others. For example, a modern gloss kitchen would be suited for a bar handle design, whereas a cup design handle would be ideal for a more traditional design.

Ready To Get Started?

If after reading this guide, you are ready to browse our range of kitchen handles and knobs, then you can buy them here. Alternatively, if you have found the dream kitchen cabinet handle and are looking for kitchen doors to match, these can be bought here. Finally, if you would like further support from one of our friendly customer service team, then you can contact us today.