My kitchen was in dire need of an update. Since several cabinet handles were broken, and the rest were very brittle, I felt this was a good time to make a change. I decided not to paint the cabinets because they are in very good condition and they match the rest of the decor in the kitchen. Besides, I like the vintage look and didn’t want to change that aspect. I saved a lot of time and money by choosing not to paint. By replacing all the cabinet handles, the kitchen was given a newer look and was done more cost effectively than a complete kitchen remodel.
Several factors played into the decision of what kind of new handles to install: I wanted to spend under $100, the style needed to compliment the cabinet design, be simple and easy to keep clean, comfortable to grab onto, and also versatile if I decided to paint the cabinets a different color at a later time.
After doing a lot of research, I decided on the handles pictured above. Since I made the decision to replace all the old handles in both the kitchen and dining room, I needed to purchase 40 handles total. I found these handles at Home Depot. They were cheaper purchased in bulk, 10 handles to a package, rather than purchasing separately. I saved about $1.00 per handle. That’s $40 savings! I love saving money!!
The total cost of my kitchen and dining room makeover was $70 and I love the look of the new handles! If you are thinking about updating your kitchen but don’t want to spend a lot of money or time, then try replacing the handles and other hardware. This is a simple, quick and easy project and most importantly, you can do it yourself!