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The 9 Best Modern Kitchen Cabinet Handles

In the rush of excitement that comes with designing or remodeling your kitchen, it’s easy to get caught up in the larger design aspects and not pay the much-needed attention to the small details. Kitchen cabinet handles, while they may seem inconsequential, have a large impact on the final look of the room. A great set of handles can make even drab furniture look antique and classy while a shabby set can make the whole kitchen look run down. These modern kitchen cabinet handles will ensure your kitchen looks like the utilitarian, sophisticated room you always dreamed it would be.

Kitchen furniture and utensils have undergone an epic evolution; from wood stoves and large, ungainly pots and pans to induction cookers and non stick pans without Teflon. Cabinet handles have not been left behind. Handles today are made with sturdy, non-rust, durable materials with beautiful finishes in almost all materials and colors and you can get handles to complement any kitchen style.

To make sure that the kitchen cabinet you want to purchase will serve you efficiently, make sure it fits the universal design criteria in that; it has sufficient strength to support the cabinet when you pull, it has sufficient length to allow the hand to grip it comfortably and that the handle is thin enough to allow you to grip it solidly. With these design criteria, your cabinet handles are sure to serve you efficiently for a long while to come.

A knob or a Pull Which one works for you?

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Cabinet handles come in two main designs; pulls and knobs. They each have their advantages and disadvantages and work well with different designs. They also come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and finishes. But which one will work best for you?

Knobs are typically smaller than pulls and are most commonly round but can also be square, rectangular, etc. They are less expensive than pulls and are slightly easier to install since you only use one screw. Cabinet pulls on the other hand have a much larger profile than knobs.

They give your kitchen a more sophisticated feel and are more expensive than knobs. Pulls are also much easier to grip and use since you use your whole palm and not only your fingertips. They are also slightly more difficult to install than knobs since you need to insert two screws.

Still not sure on which one to buy? No worries. You can glam up your kitchen with a mix of pulls and knobs, maybe pulls on drawers and knobs on doors. There are no hard limits when you are choosing between these two. Work with the design you like and go from there.

What to look for when buying kitchen cabinet handles

Here is a comprehensive guide on the factors to consider before purchasing your cabinet handles.

i) Cost

You get what you pay for, but this doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to get decent handles. Find an acceptable balance between price and quality. Many manufacturers offer good deals for amazing pieces and all you need to do is some good research.

ii) Grip

You will probably open your cabinets a lot in the kitchen, hence the importance of the grip of your handle. A knob that is sharp and somewhat painful to grip or pulls that are so short that you can’t hold properly can make using retrieving items a painful, frustrating process. Choose a handle that is comfortable to grip and easy to use.

iii) Finishes

We are always trying to achieve a certain look when remodeling any room, and the finishes are vital in this process. Instead of choosing finishes that match your room, go for finishes that complement the room design to get much better results.

iv) Durability

The longevity of any purchase is key if you don’t want to do replacements every so often. Find a handle that is made of sturdy, strong material. Check that it is corrosion-free, at least smudge resistant and easy to clean.

The 9 best modern kitchen handles

1. Probrico Stainless Steel Kitchen Modern Cabinet Square Handles

This set of cabinet handles from Probrico is made of stainless steel with a finish of brushed nickel. The handles have an overall length of 140mm and a width of 12mm. This offers a large enough and comfortable hold for easy access.

The hole centers have a diameter of 128mm and this pack comes with two sets of screws (25mm and 45mm length) which you can use depending on the thickness of your board.

The stainless steel makes sure your handles will stay rust-free while the nickel finish will give your kitchen a nice artistic touch. These cabinet handles also come at a very affordable price.

PROS
  • Easy to install
  • Affordable
  • Comfortable grip
  • Nice nickel finish
  • No projections to get caught on clothes
CONS
  • Hollow hence lightweight
  • Some do not come with the longer set of mounting screws

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2. Knobwell Modern Kitchen Cabinet Handles Euro Style

These cabinet-pulls from Knobwell have an overall length of 6’’, a width of ½’’ and a height of 1-3/8’’. The center to center distance is 3-3/4″. The handles are made of stainless steel to enable them to stay rust-free and they have a black finish which gives them a modern look and enables them to fit in most if not all kitchens.

The handles themselves have a nice enough length to provide a comfortable and easy grip and pull. This pack comes with two different screw sizes (1” and 1-3/4” length) so they can be used with different cabinet thicknesses.

PROS
  • Easy to install
  • Beautiful black finish
  • Made of high-grade stainless steel
  • Affordable price
  • Easy to grip
CONS
  • Projected ends are easily caught on clothes
  • Handles are hollow

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3. AmazonBasics AB1500-SN-25 Euro Bar Cabinet Pull

These cabinet-pulls from AmazonBasics are ideal for redesigning your kitchen cabinets or cabinets in any other room. They have a pull length of 5.38” and a projection of 1.38”. The hole center to hole center distance is 3-inches.

These cabinet pulls are made of steel and have a beautiful satin nickel finish to give your kitchen a modern, sophisticated look. You receive to sets of mounting screws with lengths of 1-inch and 5-inch to be used depending on your cabinet depth. These pulls are also extremely sturdy and affordable for the value you get.

PROS
  • Very sturdy
  • Affordable price
  • Comes with screws of different length
  • Nice finish
  • Durable
CONS
  • The projection is easily caught on other materials
  • Some handles are not well aligned

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4. Aviano – 25 Pack Modern Curved Subtle Arch Handle Pull

This pack from Aviano contains 25 cabinet pulls. The overall length of these cabinet pulls is 5-1/4 inches, the width is 3/8 inches, and the spacing between the hole centers 3 inches. They also have a projection of 1-1/8 inches.

These pulls have a slight arch to them that give them a beautiful design and reduces the chance of the projection getting caught on clothes. They are also long enough to comfortably grip and easily pull. They also have a beautiful satin nickel finish which will give your kitchen a classic look. Sadly, they only offer screws of one length so you may need to buy any screws of additional length.

PROS
  • Great finish
  • Easy installation
  • Good value for money
  • Comfortable grip
  • Beautiful finish
CONS
  • Provides screws of only one length
  • The projection may get caught in cloth pockets

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5. 25 Pack – Cosmas 8902SN Satin Nickel Cabinet Hardware Handle Pull

This pack of cabinet pulls from Cosmas comes with a pack of 25 cabinet pulls. The handles have a slight arch and are slightly narrower in the middle, and can easily transform the look and feel of your kitchen. The overall length of these pulls is 4-3/4’’, the width is a ½’’, the projection 7/8’’ and the spacing between the hole centers 3’’.

The length of the pull is not much and I recommend them for cabinets that don’t store heavy items or if you have petite hands. These pulls have a beautiful satin nickel finish that can easily complement most kitchen designs.

PROS
  • Easy installation
  • Nice finish
  • Affordable price
  • Beautiful arched design
  • Fingerprint proof
CONS
  • Only screws of one length are provided
  • Not enough to fit in the whole hand

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6. Cosmas 4390ORB Oil Rubbed Bronze Modern Cabinet Hardware Handle Pull

These high-quality cabinet-handles from Cosmas may just be what you need to outfit or renovate your kitchen. They are made from metal with a bronze finish. The oil rubbed bronze looks amazing and will complement any if not all room designs.

The overall length for this cabinet pull is 4 inches, the width a ½ inch, and the hole centers 3-1/2 inches apart. This product comes with only one set of mounting screws and you may need to purchase more if they do not suit the thickness of your cabinets.

PROS
  • Affordable
  • Beautiful finish
  • No projections to get caught in cloth pockets
  • Easy to install with the right screws
  • Sturdy build
CONS
  • Only one set of mounting screws is provided
  • The overall length is on the low side

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7. Githra Bar Cabinet Handle Knob Pull

This top of the line cabinet pulls from Githra will give your kitchen an elegant makeover. These brushed copper pulls have a beautiful brass and upholstered black leather finish. The pull-length for these handles is 6 inches and the spacing between the two, hole centers is 5 inches.

The base is solid, sturdy, and bound to last you a long time. The widened base of pull also offers a comfortable grip and easy opening. This pack comes with two sets of mounting screws (1” and 1.57”) that never rust and can fit cabinets of different thicknesses.

PROS
  • Comes with two sets of different sized screws
  • Solid, sturdy base
  • Easy to clean
  • Straightforward installation
  • Great value for money
CONS
  • You cannot buy individual pieces
  • Uses faux leather

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8. Sunriver 24 Hollow Pack Brushed Brass Kitchen Cabinet Handles

PROS
  • Affordable price
  • Beautiful detailing and finishes
  • Sturdy, durable build
  • Gives a variety of knobs and handles
  • Comfortable grip
CONS
  • Projections can get caught in cloth pockets
  • Comes with only one size of screws

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This packet of cabinet handles from Sunriver contains 24 handles with 12 long handle pulls and 12 short handle pulls. The handles are made of stainless steel with an elegant brushed brass finish to give your kitchen a modern and upscale look.

The long handles have an overall length of 5’’ while the short handles have an overall length of 2’’ making them easy to grip and use. You also get a long-term guarantee and support for if you have problems with your pull for replacements.

PROS
  • Good value for money
  • Lifetime guarantee and support
  • Nice finish
  • Comfortable grip
  • Compatible with different cabinet styles
CONS
  • Cutting the screws to the size you require may be difficult
  • Does not come with a template for installation

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9. Sunriver 36 Pack Kitchen Cabinet Handles

This pack also from Sunriver has a total of 36 kitchen cabinet handles; 26 of which are cabinet door pulls and 10 are round knobs. They are made of stainless steel with a brushed satin nickel finish. The cabinet pulls have an overall length of 6 inches to offer you a comfortable grip and easy pull.

The nickel finish is also widely compatible with a lot of different cabinet and room designs and will most certainly compliment your room. Sunriver also offers a lifetime guarantee so you can easily get replacement handles if yours have problems.

PROS
  • Good value for money
  • Lifetime guarantee and support
  • Nice finish
  • Comfortable grip
  • Compatible with different cabinet styles
CONS
  • Cutting the screws to the size you require may be difficult
  • Does not come with a template for installation

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Final Thoughts

In most homes, the kitchen is the room where most family members spend their time and, is valued the most. It is therefore essential to make this room look welcoming and classy. In this room, it is the small things that add up to make a big difference. Kitchen cabinet handles are the big, little things.

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