Kitchen door handles can be more aptly described as kitchen cabinet doors. If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive way to give your kitchen a new look, then changing your kitchen cabinet doors could be a good way to go. There are many possibilities. First, you could just replace them altogether with replacement doors. You can purchase cabinet door fronts anywhere you can purchase cabinets and they are not as expensive as the entire cabinet. If you are only looking to make cosmetic improvements to your cupboards and you are happy with the sizes and placements of your current cabinetry then this is a good choice.
If you are a little handier and you want to try to update your cabinet and drawer fronts on your own then you have many different options. One is strip the stain or paint that was on them originally and re-stain them or paint them a different color. One popular technique is to paint the center of the cabinet fronts one color and the outside another. If you pick a lighter color for the inside and a darker one for the outside then it gives the impression that the inside is indented.
You get an interesting 3-D effect. You can reverse it by using the darker paint on the inside, but this does not look as pleasing. Remember that if you want a more traditional look, you should stick to stain. However, if you want a modern or contemporary style, then bright colors or black could work well.
If you want something even more challenging and different then you can consider cutting the center of the kitchen door fronts out and replacing the wood with either glass, metal or plastic. Each material gives a different look. If you choose glass, you can then hang curtains on the inside of the cabinets as another option. Cutting the glass to fit can be tricky so make sure you get the help of a professional for this part. Remember that this technique is a permanent change. You will not be able to go back to regular cabinets after you cut out the middle. Make sure that you are going to be happy with the result before you proceed.
Finally, you can give your kitchen doors a face-lift by simply changing the hardware. New handles and hinges can go a long way towards improving the look of your kitchen doors. Changing from brass colored handles to small knobs takes away some of the old-fashioned feel of the cabinetry. Removing the hardware altogether and filling in the holes gives a very streamlined look. There are many different options when you start to play with the hardware.