Have you ever tried to open a drawer or cabinet in your kitchen? I would expect most people have. And I’d also think that most people enjoyed grasping comfortable, ergonomic, convenient and visually attractive Handles! Would anyone ever make a car with no steering wheel? A bowling ball with no holes? A football with no laces? Of course not. Human beings (or primates for that matter) need their surroundings to work well for use by those with hands.
As The House has defied many other logical truths, so does it bluntly ignore all reason in how the kitchen is designed. I could go on for hours if I counted all the issues with the kitchen. But I’ll keep it short and simple for now… There are no handles. That’s right. Maybe the prior occupants had no hands? I picture Luke Skywalker closing his eyes and channeling the Force to pluck a corkscrew from the “miscellaneous” drawer. Which that drawer by the way is basically 15 different styles of corkscrews and bottle openers, plus 3 sets of takeout chopsticks and a mustard packet. God forbid I have to search around to find the obscure lemon zester (presumably the most useless of kitchen tools, unless you’ve been misguided into buying a mortar and pestle by some smooth-talking French PBS personality).
Boot mun-see-or, you simply MOOST have a mor-tarr and pestle! Whut would you do, dispense zee coriander from a simple plasteek shaker?
So to get the kitchen 1% closer to being the perfect kitchen (that would put it at about 8% total), I added handles to the cabinets and drawers. After creating a stencil for uniformity, its just a matter of patience to get them all done.
By the way, if you’re lucky enough to have two cordless drills, this does go a lot quicker. One to make the holes and the other with a phillips head bit.