Quick Inexpensive Kitchen Upgrade

A simple way to update your kitchen, without spending a ton of money is by changing the cabinet door and drawer knob to handles or  door pulls. Doing this simple little project will make your kitchen have a different look without doing a major renovation.

There are hundreds of styles and shapes that it is impossible to give you all your option here, but keep in mind that if you have just knobs on your cabinets, adding pull handles instead, will make the door easier to open for people with arthritis and such.

When replacing knobs with 2 hole handles you will need to drill an additional hole. If you are replacing handle for handle be sure that you get ones with the same hole pattern.

A few things to keep in mind before ordering cabinet handles:

  • Before making a large order or purchase, try buying one handle in several styles to ensure you can open your cabinet pain free. Also you can see which style matches your kitchen décor the best!
  • Be sure to ask if the handles includes screws. Some handles come without them. If that is the case, you want to be sure to order the correct amount of screws.
  • Lastly, count the number of drawers and cupboards prior to making an order or purchase. The last thing you want to do is not have enough handles during installation.

Thanks Mr. Handyman for those tips

If your existing holes are not where you want the new ones, you can fill the hole and finish to match the cabinets and drill new holes.

Having a cabinet handle template is very handy if you are drilling new holes for your handles. You can find them at your local hardware store or you can make your own.

Check out this great video on making your own handle drilling template.


Now doesn’t that look better?

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