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Door and drawer handles are a great way to personalise your kitchen units. There are various styles to choose from and most only use one or two screws. In our guide, we use a D-handle with two screws, but these simple instructions will apply to almost all drawer and cabinet door handles. You’ll see how to locate the pre-marked handle positions, how to prevent your doors and drawers from splitting whilst drilling screw holes, and how to fix your handles into place.
Before you fit your handles, ensure the cabinet doors and drawer fronts are clean, dry and free from dust. Always take the necessary precautions to stop the doors and drawers from splitting, and read the manufacturer’s instructions.
Reviewing our 'how to fit handles to doors and drawers' guide will show you how easy this task is. Handles can also be replaced very easily in the same way, meaning your kitchen can be updated as and when you desire!
We will show you how to fit the D-Handle type of handle. Check manufacturer's instructions if you are fitting other styles of handles for further guidance. Before you start drilling into your doors, check any pre-cut holes which may already exist on the doors. Be careful not to overtighten the screws on the handle, as this can split the wood.
Wall cabinets offer handy storage and can be a great design feature in any kitchen. But they must be hung securely, evenly and in the correct place. Our guide will show you how to hang your new kitchen cabinets no matter if you’re working with masonry or timber frame walls. You’ll find out how to mark up your walls, how to check for cables and pipes, where to position the cabinets, ensure they’re level and finally, how to fix and secure them to the wall.
Before you do anything, find out whether you have masonry or timber frame walls. With masonry walls, cabinets can be hung anywhere. With timber frame walls, you need to identify secure points onto which the wall brackets can be fixed. This is important as it could affect the final design of your kitchen, and the size of the cabinets you’re able to hang.
After hanging your wall cabinets, secure them to each other with screws to increase their strength. Find more information on this technique on our help and advice page for 'how to install base cabinets'.
Hanging a large wall cabinet is a two-person job, so make sure you have help so you can ensure it hangs safely and securely on the wall. When fixing doors and handles, make sure you use a stepladder rather than standing on the base cabinets or worktop as this can cause unnecessary damage. Always ensure your wall cabinets are level with a spirit level.