People have come to realize that drawer handles are not only functional, but also a part of the decor of the room that they are in.
There are so many types of drawer handles available now that it literally takes up pages and pages in catalogs. Most home improvement stores dedicate entire aisles to them. They are made from a full spectrum of materials from very simple functional wood ones all the way to very exotic bone. Some are very ornate and have very intricate designs.
The handles in many cases really make the piece. There are those that are very simple and elegant that is made from pewter, brass, stainless steel and other simple metals. There are others that are shaped to look like other items, like miniature baseballs, footballs or forks and spoons. The sky is the limit to what the handles can be made to resemble. They are also offered in a variety of finishes, to compliment a decor.
With so many designs and colors on the market, it can be hard to finally come to a decision. Coordinating is a must, but even then it can be a little difficult. Consider the piece of furniture or cabinetry that you will be putting it or them on as well for a nudge in the right direction.
If you are intending to get them for kitchen drawers, then it is a good idea to invest in handles that will be more durable. The kitchen is one of the most busy and frequently used areas in the home — and it can be all too easy to break something so small. For dressers and bathrooms, choosing to match with the drawers they are attached to as opposed to reaching for durability will work just as well. There is far less chance for breaking in the bathroom or on your dressers or other types of furniture. Knowing how much use the handles will be getting before finally deciding may help you come to a decision.
The cost of these handles can be really outrageous, the more ornate and unique they are the more expensive they are going to be. Clearly a budget is always important, so finding something that will fit in the price range that was set is probably going to narrow the choices down some.
When remodeling your home, handles for drawers are an often overlooked, but very important and stylish detail.