Kitchen Door Handles

Kitchen door handles are made by many manufacturers. They come in many shapes and styles. Manufacturers use many materials to craft their door handles. They also can have many different finishes. The choice in kitchen door handles is practically endless.

There are several styles of door handles for any type of kitchen door. The most common style is the bar handle. These can be of many styles. They are raised either by shape or on two posts. The design can be round or square. They can be twisted or casted in a fancy shape. The next type would be a knob. This profile stands by itself or can have a fancy back plate. A knob is a single profile that one can use to pull open a door or drawer. The last basic style in handles is the cup design. These are shaped so you can hook your hand in and pull.

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Materials

Handles can be made out of many different materials. You will see many metals, plastics, and woods used in kitchen door handles. Metals can be anything from brass to stainless steel. They are generally caste but you can also have stamped and hammered varieties. There are many plastic handles as well. These have a fifties flare to them. Some plastic handles have a real modern tone to them. Wooden handles have been around forever. These come in knobs and cupped pulls. They can be very fancy or very plain.

Finishes

The finish on your kitchen handles can very as much as the styles. They can come in every color under the rainbow. Metal handles can have a painted finish or a natural sheen to them. They can be brass, antique brass, nickel, brushed nickel or other painted finishes. Plastic handles can be about any color. You can make wooden handles blend or contrast with the cabinetry.

Kitchen door handles are a choice left to the owner. One may find beauty in something very few like. The proper door care can help the hanldes maintain that beauty longer. Handles can make a statement. Choose the look you want.

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Kitchen Door Care

Once you have found the perfect kitchen doors for your home, you want to do your best to make sure they maintain their beauty over the years. There are many things that you need to take into consideration and small tricks that you can utilize to enhance the beauty of the doors.

Cleaners: Do’s and Don’ts

There are several cleaners that can eat away at the quality of your kitchen doors. Depending upon the type of kitchen doors that you have, there are several different ways to care for them. For example, if you have a door with a high gloss, most marks or soiling can be removed just by using a simple damp cloth. If the stain is more abrasive, you will need a mixture of half warm water and another half acetone or alcohol. Once the stain is removed, you will wipe a damp cloth over it. This is a fairly simple procedure and much different compared to kitchen doors that are foil-based. Foil-based kitchen doors can be harmed by such products as acetone, bleach, and alcohol. The chemicals are too abrasive and can erode the door. Even hard stains can’t use these products. They must be cleaned with a damp cloth that has a solution of liquid soap and then, wiped down with a soft cloth. Each type of door has their own set of instructions to maintain the resilience of the door.

 

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Cleaning supplies you will need

Cleaning the Hinges

There are some tricks to adding that extra sparkle to your kitchen door. Start by cleaning and oiling the hinges of the door. This will not only prevent squeaks, but create an added shine that was lost with time. All you have to do is remove the hinge pins and spray a little of penetrating oil on the hinges. You will need to use a wire brush to scrap rust off of the hinges and wipe them clean. Afterward, apply a small amount of oil on the hinges.

Cleaning the Handles

Do not forget to clean your door handles. These surprisingly collect a great amount of dust, yet, are often overlooked by those cleaning their kitchen doors. Simply apply a small amount of all-purpose cleaner to a rag and wipe gently over the the door handles. Follow this with a small amount of brass polish and buff the door handle. This will be the finishing touch to your door and keep it looking brand new!

Follow these simple suggestions and you will be blessed with beautiful kitchen doors!

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Big Return of Your Money with Cabinet Refacing

If you have a desire to freshen up your kitchen, cabinet refacing is a great do-it-yourself project. There is no need to hire a contractor to do this task because if you have the time, this is an easy project for you to handle. By refacing your kitchen doors or cabinets, you can erase years off from your home, and you can also get a huge return on your money if you plan to sell your house.

You will need a few cabinet refacing supplies that you can pick up at any home improvement store. If you can, take a cabinet door with you so they can advise you on what type paint you will need. Some paints adhere better for different type of surfaces. Also by taking your cabinet door, you can match the hardware to the holes that are already in the kitchen cabinet.

Now that you have been to the home improvement center, you can begin removing the doors off from the cabinets. Remove all of the hinges and knobs or handles. Mark with masking tape numbers on the back of the door that goes with which kitchen door. Not every door is the same, and you will thank yourself when it is time to put them back on.

After refacing the cabinets your kitchen will look like new!

Lightly sand the doors, drawer fronts, and the face of the kitchen cabinet. Remove the dust that this creates with a lightly damp rag. The best way to paint or stain the cabinets and doors is to lay them out like an assembly line. If you are painting them, your cabinet refacing supplies will include primer to be used before painting.

After they have dried thoroughly, rehang the doors with the hinges and knobs or handles. Cabinet refacing is the best way to improve the look of your kitchen. It is very inexpensive and it will give a big return on your money; doing this yourself can save you hundred of dollars, especially with refacing rather than replacing the entire cabinets.

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