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6 stylish door knob updates to refresh tired kitchen cabinets

From hidden to decorative designs, get a handle on things.

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a quick kitchen fix that doesn’t entail a bucket of paint, a whole new fit-out and a big budget, then changing up something as small as the knobs on your cabinets could do the trick. 

Swapping drawer pulls and handles is a really simple way to transform the whole look of your kitchen with a fresh face forward. 

This week, we’ve scoured Instagram to find some inspiring styles that will revamp this high traffic area with minimal effort.

Straight and narrow: We love @firstsenseinteriors’ commitment to matching these  handles with the brassware, lighting and chair legs – all of which offset beautifully against the dark navy cabinets.

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Find similar gold handles at Fruugo.

Elegant touches: @cebi_design veers away from the minimalist route and looks to matching handles that embrace ornate characteristics. But they still keep things uniform and intentional throughout the space.

Look to Cebi Design for a selection of cabinet handles.

Shaker style: @theshakerworkshop makes sure that these handles are the real feature by giving them a big part to play in the symmetry of this modern shaker style kitchen.

See Wedressdoors.ie for similar options.

The gold rush: Mix things up a bit but stick to the same material, and you’ll provide subtle contrast that makes your kitchen stand out. @katemarkerinteriors goes for gold in the form of thin handles and more classic door knobs to suit each cabinet’s form and function.

Check out Knobs & Knockers for a range of door knobs to suit.

Useful and uniform: @heart_of_your_home_kitchens follows an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mentality, sticking with traditional door knobs on the cabinets and drawers in this space.

Visit Screwfix.ie for polished chrome designs like this.

Hidden agenda: @bold.interior_ keeps this kitchen area minimalist by placing the handles at the top of each cabinet, so they’re almost hidden. This way they don’t interrupt the smooth design of the doors and keep the space streamlined.

Check out these thin black handles at Handleking.ie.

More: 6 ways to add bold colour and personality to a tiny bathroom> 

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