Choosing Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

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When making decisions about a new kitchen, the choices can seem overwhelming at first. Whether your budget allows for custom made cabinets, or ready-made stock, the overall look of a kitchen is all in the detail. Hardware is often the last thing considered and it can make such a massive difference to the whole design.

classic kitchen with ledge and brace doors, latches and hinges

So how do you choose the right hardware for your cabinets?

Consider not just the look in the kitchen but whether the style will flow from the rest of your home, even if the kitchen is a self-contained room.

If you want to make your choice based upon the best reselling option for your home, the top-selling handle and knob finishes are: Nickel, Chrome & Bronze. However make your choice based upon what you actually like. The kitchen is the heart of the home and you will be opening and closing your drawers and cupboards every day.

Minimal Contemporary Style

Minimalistic kitchen

Often without any visible cabinet hardware at all, the minimal contemporary kitchen is sleek and clutterless.

OPen plan contemporary kitchen and living space


Shaker Kitchens

A very popular style for many homes that can look good in a modern new-build or a period property. But what exactly is the Shaker style?

Shakers are a religious sect, originally formed as a branch of the Quaker Church in the 1700s. Plain, unadorned utilitarian design, with high quality craftsmanship is their philosophy. Elegant lines, strong proportions. Quite different to the fancy columns and mouldings in a traditional Victorian kitchen

See these fabulous shaker style kitchens from Handmade Kitchen Company.

Shaker style kitchen from Handemade Kitchen Company

Traditional Shaker Kitchen from Handmade Kitchen Company

Note the use of simple pull handles for the drawers and door knobs for the cupboards.

Here at Suffolk Latch Company we have a collection of knobs and cup pulls that would perfectly compliment this shaker design.

Chrome Kitchen Drawer Pull

Collection of Chrome Cabinet Knobs



Elaborate Style

If you prefer something a little more elaborate you could have cabinets with decorative mouldings, cornices and columns, popular in the Victorian era. Often these cabinets have simple cupboard handles or knobs, but you can also choose cup pulls or handles with more of a decorative design.

Matt Black Decorative Cup Pull

This matt black decorate cup pull (above), or this heavy pewter swirl knob (below) are great options if you are looking for something a little different.

Heavy Pewter Swirl cabinet Knob


 This kitchen (below) is a classic traditional design and shows how a combination of cup pulls, cupboard handles and simple knobs works really well. Don't feel limited to stick to just one cabinet hardware item.

Tradtional Kitchen design

Farmhouse/Cottage Style

A popular choice, especially if you have a period property. Cupboards with hand forged hinges and pulls are a great choice.

See this fabulous period style kitchen from Handmade Kitchen Company.

Cottage Style Kitchen from Handmade Kitchen Company

And this kitchen (below) has a bright contemporary look, but the traditional black exposed T hinges and ledge and brace style kitchen cupboards inject period character and a country cottage feel.

Kitchen with traditional T hinges on Cupboards

See our range of pewter and traditional black T Hinges, available in a range of sizes.

Hand Forged Black Beeswax Penny End T HingesHand Forged Pewter Arrow End T Hinges


Please see our full collection of cabinet furniture to get further ideas.






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