Kitchen Cupboards and Drawer Handles

Real Estate Agent with Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage

Kitchen Cupboards

If you are planning to install new kitchen cupboards, consider cupboards with very little detail and think long and hard about what handles or knobs you use. 

A lot of detail means more cleaning.  I don't know about anyone else, but scrubbing nooks and crannies on my cupboards is not high on my list of fun things to do.  Also the cupboard handles are knobs and when working at my counter, quite often when I try to walk away, I get hauled back because my pocket or some part of my clothing has caught on the knob.  I don't plan to use knobs next time.

Posted by

Gail Fabiani, Sales Representative


Gails Picture

Right at Home Realty, Inc., Brokerage, 920 Brant Street, Unit #5 Burlington, ON



Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Gail.....I agree that knobs can at times tug & pull on me....but they can make cupboards look "finished".  Also....I've seen loads of cabinets after 10-15 years of use w/o knobs and OMG the wear & tear.  While my knobs have caught me a time or 2 my cabinets still look new after 10 years!!

Nov 30, 2010 12:28 PM

Kathy, you are right, they make the cupboards look finished.  Maybe knobs on the top cupboards and handles on the bottom ones.  However, I have caught my hand in the handles.  Maybe I am just clumsy.

Nov 30, 2010 12:52 PM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Gail, Being a Stager means I see a lot of kitchens in newer homes. I get lots of ideas that way. Whatever type of handle you choose make sure it is in a current finish.

Dec 01, 2010 03:33 AM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

I have none on mine, but then I have the nail scuff marks...ugh.  No right answer.

Dec 01, 2010 06:37 PM

I am thinking long and hard about mu new kitchen handles and cannot find the perfect style.  Is there a place called Handle Warehouse in Burlington?  Can't find a thing on the internet.



Mar 01, 2011 12:41 AM
Gail Fabiani
Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage - Burlington, ON

Kathi, I haven't heard of Handle Warehouse.  However, there are a lot of different handles at Home Depot,  If I see a store that has a lot of different handles, I will post it to you.  I saw some somewhere recently, just can't remember at the moment.

Mar 01, 2011 09:27 AM