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How Do I Choose the Best Wardrobe Handles?

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Choosing the best wardrobe handles is mostly a matter of taste. There are a wide variety of wardrobe handles available, so finding one that suits you is a matter of deciding what kind of look you want your wardrobe to have. Finding handles that will last and are functional is also important. If the handle breaks or is hard to grasp, it won’t be of much use.

If price is a consideration, there are many inexpensive types of wardrobe handles. Most are a plastic handle attached by a simple screw. They are easy to fit onto a wardrobe, but make sure that you are able to safely attach the handle. Some inexpensive wardrobes are made of pressed wood, and they can be easily damaged if a hole is made in them.

For those who want a more classic or antique look, wardrobe handles are available that are made of ceramic or porcelain. They don’t go well with every wardrobe, but on some they add an elegant, old-fashioned touch. Some come in brass or other metals, and are often paired with a Gothic or Victorian style of wardrobe. If you have an older wardrobe, make sure that you can safely drill a hole or attach the handle without causing damage.

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More modern wardrobe handles come with a simple, stylized look. They are often very sleek and made of stainless steel, chrome, aluminum, or other similar metal, and can add elegance without being too fancy. These types of handles will go well with a similar style of décor or can add a bit of sophistication to a simpler wardrobe.

Whichever style you choose, make sure it is functional. For instance, if the handle is a simple knob and the wardrobe is older, it might not work as well when opening the door of the wardrobe. In this case, a handle with a rounded edge that you can actually put your hand in may be better.

When shopping for a wardrobe handle, there are many options available. Online stores have a wide selection, as do hardware or other specialty stores. It’s a good idea to see how the handle feels and if it looks right on a wardrobe, but this might not be possible when purchasing from an online store. There are a wide variety of wardrobe handles available, and it is best to take some time and find one that suits your preference and will last.

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