Sunday, July 17, 2011

Getting a handle on things

I once wrote that I hated the handles in my kitchen and bathroom. Well, yesterday I decided to do something about it. Unusually close to where I live is an antique hardware store, full of goodies from all over the last century, plus some new stuff too. Ugly old handle in hand, I walked over there and walked back with three sample handles that I might use to replace the existing hardware. (Don't worry, I'm keeping the old ones around so come moving-out day I won't have a lot of explaining to do to the landlord)

Handle 1: Aluminium. Basic. Cheap, too.

Handle 2: A little more of a retro feel. Only downside is they might be one handle short of the number I need.

Handle 3: The largest of the bunch. Very modern, very substantial to hold. Also kind of expensive.

Here's all 3 in comparison.

I sort of already know my favorite of the three, but I'd really like to know what your thoughts are.


  1. I like the first and third choice best. I wonder what you'll choose?

  2. I like the 1st one. Classy & cheap to boot :-)

  3. Bottom one, hands down. But you have probably bought the ones you wanted by now. Just had to comment...!
    Been going through the same thing in my kitchen.