Our house was built in 1987. We are the second owners and we both did a good job of keeping the kitchen cabinets in excellent condition. However, all of the fixtures were pretty dated and had an antique brass finish. We had updated the light fixtures to an Oil Rubbed Bronze color a year or two ago. For some time I had been thinking about how to update the look of the cabinets. Currently they are a natural grain of Oak and I didn't want to hide the wood in a paint color, which seems to be one way to update. So I settled on the handles. I changes out the old handles with the one shown here and I also spray painted the hinges to match and in my opinion it did what I had intended. I'm very happy!