How to install new wardrobe handles

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How to install new wardrobe handles

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It’s easy to radically alter the entire look and feel of your bedroom, simply by changing your wardrobe handles. Honestly – it couldn’t be simpler!

Tools and materials:

Combination square


Drill bit kit

Dust mask

Eye protection

Handle kit (handle, screws, rubber washers)

Measuring tape


Phillips head bit

Sandpaper (180-grit)



tools and materials needed

1. Remove the old handles

This is pretty simple – just unscrew the existing wardrobe handle, then use a screwdriver to unfasten the part that attaches to the wardrobe. If it’s too tight, use your drill with a Phillips head drill bit in reverse drill mode.

remove the old handles

2. Fill any holes

If the holes left after you unscrew your old handles don’t match where you want to put your new ones you’re going to need to fill these in. Use Spakfilla – it’s a great product for this kind of job as it dries really fast. 

fill any holes

3. Mark up where you want your handles to go

To make sure your handles are installed straight, you’ll want to use a square. Use an pencil to mark up where you want your handles to go.

mark up where you want your handles to go

4. Pre-drill your hole

Choose a drill bit that is a similar size to your screw – pre-drilling your hole will make life a whole lot easier. Pop some safety glasses on for this bit.

pre-drill your hole

5. Screw in your handles

This is the fun part – watching the transformation unfold! Pop your screws through the drill holes and place a washer on each side of the door to protect it from scratches. Place the handle on and tighten the screws. To make sure the handle is nice and secure, finish tightening with the drill.

screw in your handles

6. Sand your Spakfilla

 Once your Spakfilla is nice and dry, finish it off by giving it a light sand – wear a dust mask for this.

sand your spakfilla

7. Admire your handiwork!

How easy was that? You’ve now got an entirely new look for your room!

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