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Kitchen door and draw handles

Kitchen door and draw handles; small but vital accessories that can make or break any hand painted or spray painted kitchen; adding the finishing touch to a modern kitchen makeover; get it wrong and you risk throwing off the whole carefully curated design. Besides the obvious benefit of allowing you to open and close the door or draw, there is great aesthetic potential. From sleek chrome cabinet handles to antique brass draw pulls, each piece of hardware is an expression of style and personality.

Cup draw handles will add a farmhouse touch to any kitchen dresser, whilst a more modern brushed steel knob or bronzed curved handle will add sophistication and elegance. kitchen door and draw handles

Where should kitchen door and draw handles be placed?

An additional benefit of having your wooden kitchen painted, is that you choose where to position draw handles, it’s important to consider both appearance and function. If you’re working with a panelled draw face, the draw pulls may look better positioned on the top rail, whereas if the front is flat, you might want to position the handles in the centre of the unit. In terms of practicality. Your HPKUK Ltd specialist kitchen painter can help you choose and advise; we paint hundreds of kitchens a year and have the experience and knowledge of what works!

Can existing holes be filled?

Yes of course! Providing its a wooden door or draw, existing holes can be filled using a flexible 2 part wood filler and sanded smooth, prior to painting. Your kitchen cabinet painter can then re-drill and fit the new kitchen cabinet and draw handles as to your choice. kitchen door and draw handles

The specialist kitchen painting team here at HPKUK Ltd often mention the clients reaction of amazement in the difference, once the finishing touches are complete and the new kitchen door and draw handles are in place. It really does make all the difference; so we have compiled some snap-shots of the teams favourites over this past year…

First up is our Samantha… Specialist kitchen cabinet painter for Spain. Based on the coast in-between Marbella and Torremolinos, Sam’s work takes her throughout the Malaga region and afar!  Sam has many years of experience hand painting and spray painting kitchens, and has a natural flair and an inspiring passion for all things paint related; this snap-shot is from a Clive Christian painted kitchen project in La Reserva, Sotogrande Spain

A classic Clive Christian aged bronzed door knob over Farrow and Ball, Purbeck Stone. Great combination!

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Decorative painter Eddie Art is one of our specialist kitchen painters in Ireland. Based in Ardpatrick, Limerick Eddie covers the surrounding areas; the housewife’s favourite and originally from London, he is now one of Irelands finest kitchen painters. Eddies choice is a traditional chrome cup handle over Farrow and Ball Charleston Grey. This fine hand painted kitchen carried out by Eddie is in New Market, Co Cork Ireland kitchen door and draw handles

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Another one of Irelands finest is Specialist kitchen cabinet painter Paul; with a portfolio of beautiful hand painted kitchens to his name, the don’t come much better than this! Genuine, passionate and very knowledgeable. Paul is based in Galway and his choice is this modern, stylish door knob over a silky smooth, eggshell finish from Colortrend Paints, the colour is Aged Vellum. The combination cabinet colour, worktops and handles work great!
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Okay! Lets throw a spanner in the works…Our specialist gilder and kitchen painter in London is Russell and literally everything he touches, turns to gold! He applies his craft to some of the most recognised residences across London, Europe and the Middle-East. Russell’s obvious choice would include gold, with these solid brass cupped hand, handles over 23.5 carrot gold leaf kitchen doors. This job is in Loughton, Essex… Absolute Bling! kitchen door and draw handles

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Meanwhile… heading back North and covering Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, is (Jimbo) James; a specialist kitchen painter, well respected decorator and vice president of The Painting and Decorating Association (PDA). James revamped this wooden shaker style kitchen recently in Billingborough, Lincolnshire, finished in Farrow & Ball – Cornforth White; a very popular colour this year for painted kitchens and finished with complimentary black pewter door handles.

Kitchen painter Lincolnshire, cabinet painter Nottingham, Hand painted Kitchen NottinghamSpecialist kitchen painter Lindsay is based in Chewton Mendip, Bath and covers the South West; with more than 25 years of experience in refurbishing furniture and painting kitchens, Lindsay is at the top of her game and produces amazing work, throughout Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloustershire, Dorset and North Devon. Lindsay’s choice is from a kitchen make-over recently completed in Warminster, Wiltshire; another classic chrome cup handle with complimentary door handles.



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Ian is our man in Wales across the Severn Bridge, past Cardiff and into Neath, Port Talbot; professional kitchen painter and specialist decorator who is the Welsh Wizard in hand painted kitchens, covering Swansea and all surrounding areas. This stunning vanity unit in a Manor House in Llandilo Wales was recently hand painted in Farrow & Ball Railings by Ian. The classic brass pull handle knobs, compliment it beautifully.

Heading North West into Cheshire and Lancashire is Jason; With 100s of hand painted kitchens completed over many years in the trade, Jason is a well accomplished, knowledgeable specialist kitchen painter, covering the North West and South Lakes areas. His choice is again a classic chrome kitchen door pull and draw handles; this project was completed painted in Farrow & Ball, Wevet, in Mellor near Blackburn.

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Cumbria and the Lake District is Mark; what can I say? You can take the lad out of Cumbria but you cant take Cumbria out of the lad! You can find Mark on his days off, climbing mountains and when at work he will be painting kitchens throughout the lakes and as far up as the Scottish borders. With almost 4 decades in the trade, you wont find a more dedicated kitchen painter and specialist decorator. Mark is based in Egremont and chose this project he completed recently in Cockermouth, Cumbria. Hand painted in Farrow & Ball Pointing with quirky ceramic button type knobs.

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Professional kitchen cabinet painter Craig is based in Troon, South Ayshire; he covers all areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Craig is a highly skilled tradesman and to compliment his hand painted kitchens, he also offers Granite and Corian worktop polishing. His choice is a crackle glazed ceramic door knob to a recent project in Troon, Ayshire.


Next up!… Were back down South in Essex with husband and wife team Janice and Declan, now these two know how to paint a kitchen or three. Essex based and covering the South East, Jan and Dec produce some amazing work and are great ambassadors for the trade and for HPKUK Ltd. This quirky design of handle matches the wallcovering; the colour is Little Green Fescue 231 and the project is a hand painted kitchen in Greys, Essex.


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Over in Surrey is professional kitchen cabinet painter Steve… Harvey Jones and Tom Howley Kitchens utilise Steve’s services, to hand paint some of their finest kitchens. Steve is originally from Shepperton and works throughout London and the South East, painting kitchens to the highest standards and is a great asset to our team! Steve painted this gorgeous display unit in Farrow & Ball – Worsted with classic chrome cup handles on the draws and matching knobs on the doors.

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Our youngest team member is Jake, based in Nottingham and covering Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire; Jakes workmanship is fastidious in every sense of the word. Passionate, dedicated, meticulous and precise, he is a credit to the team. Jakes choice is an elegant grey ceramic knob over this piece of furniture, painted in Sanderson’s Silver flake on a project in The Ridgeway, Rotheley.

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Last but not least is Midlands based Russ, a kitchen painter who hand painted his first kitchen 32 years ago! Russ’s choice was this superb quality kitchen, painted under the watchful eye of his grand daughter, with big chunky wooden handles to get those little mits around and painted in baby blue…

We use Tikkurila paints on many of our painted kitchens… which incidentally comply with and are tested to be child friendly and safe for painting children’s furniture. kitchen door and draw handles

Door and Draw Handles

If you are looking for ideas or wanting to source new door and draw handles for your existing kitchen or up and coming project, take a look at Knobbles and Bobbles. Our friend Lucy has a fantastic range to choose from…

A Commitment To You
Everyone at Hand Painted Kitchens UK (HPKUK Ltd) shares the same philosophy of taking tired looking wooden kitchens and transforming them back into stunning, showroom quality and functional centre pieces that sit at the heart of the home. All are dedicated to ensuring that every hand painted kitchen or sprayed kitchen they create is never anything short of exceptional, working together with clients until they are completely satisfied that their dream kitchen vision has been achieved. http://russpikeinteriors.co.uk 

If you have a project in the pipeline, Whether it’s a sprayed kitchen or a hand painted kitchen, the choice is ultimately yours. For more information and to speak with our specialist kitchen painters, then contact HPKUK Ltd today.


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    September 1, 2020

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