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Why is brass the best material for cabinet handles?

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When it comes to home decor and renovation, every detail matters. One often overlooked yet essential aspect of interior design is cabinet handles. These seemingly minor fixtures can have a significant impact on the overall aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen or bathroom. While there are numerous materials available for cabinet handles, brass has remained a popular choice for decades. Brass has stood the test of time, and here we will explain as to why it is the best choice for your project.

Brass has a timeless elegance that effortlessly complements a wide range of interior styles. Whether your home features a classic, rustic, or modern design, brass cabinet handles can add a touch of sophistication and luxury to any space. The warm golden hue of brass brings a sense of warmth and coziness, making it a versatile choice that blends well with various colour schemes. While all of our cabinet handles are made from solid brass, Manovella offer a variety of finishes including brushed brass for a sleek modern take on a timeless classic, and aged brass for those darker moody applications which still offer the warmth of brass.

One of the primary reasons why brass cabinet handles stand out is their durability. Brass is a sturdy material that resists corrosion and tarnishing, ensuring that your handles maintain their pristine appearance for years to come. Unlike some other metals that may wear down with constant use, brass handles can withstand the test of time, making them a reliable investment for your home.
This gives merit to the age old adage “The poor man pays twice”

Solid brass cabinet handles require minimal maintenance, making them ideal for busy households. A gentle wipe with a microfiber cloth and mild soap is usually sufficient to keep them looking shiny and new. Never use harsh chemicals or abrasive cloths on brass as this will destroy the finish applied to the hardware.
To prevent build up of dirt and grime, regular wiping down of cabinet handles and brass surfaces is recommended as they regularly come into contact with skin and the oils produced on hands.

Brass handles offer a plethora of finish options, allowing you to customize the look to match your preference and interior décor. From brushed brass for a modern touch to aged brass for a vintage appeal, the versatility in finishes makes it easy to find the perfect brass handle for your cabinets.
Manovella also have the privilege to be able to use this beautiful material, and specially apply additional finishes such as brushed nickel, matt black and even white.

Brass is a sustainable material as it is composed of copper and zinc, both of which are abundant natural resources. Additionally, brass can be recycled multiple times without losing its inherent properties, making it an environmentally friendly choice for eco-conscious homeowners.

While the choice of cabinet handles ultimately depends on personal preference and the overall design theme, brass handles undeniably offer a range of advantages that make them a popular choice. Their timeless elegance, durability, low maintenance, and eco-friendliness all contribute to their appeal. Whether you're aiming to revamp a traditional kitchen or add a touch of sophistication to a modern bathroom, brass cabinet handles can be the perfect finishing touch that elevates your home's aesthetics and functionality. So, if you're considering upgrading your cabinet hardware, brass handles are definitely worth considering.

You can see our range of solid brass cabinet handles HERE. We can’t wait to help you on your next project!

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