What Is a Handleless Kitchen Design?

Nov 10, 2020 | Fitted Kitchen, Kitchen Appliances, Kitchen Tips & Advice, News | 0 comments

A handless kitchen design features a clean and minimalistic style with the exclusion of handles on the cabinets, cupboards, and drawers. The ‘no handle’ look creates a clutter-free and minimal look across the entire kitchen. This concept may be straightforward, but it offers a variety of options for homeowners. You can choose from a wide range of handleless kitchen units as they offer different features and opening mechanisms.

The handleless kitchen design has become very popular as it creates a unique aesthetic with its smooth surfaces, sleek kitchen units, and integrated kitchen appliances. If you’re looking for a modern and minimalistic kitchen design, a handleless kitchen may be for you. We explain the features of a handleless kitchen and the advantages below.


The ‘No Handle’ Design

Handleless kitchens should be easy, convenient, and accessible. The handleless kitchen units and integrated kitchen appliances keep surfaces looking streamlined which prevents you from accidentally bumping into any edges that could otherwise be sticking out. It’s also a very modern design style that takes on a minimalistic, yet innovative approach.

Push-To-Open Mechanism – The way the kitchen units and doors open in a handleless design utilise a push-to-open mechanism which is very easy and convenient to use. Some handleless drawers feature a recessed hinge which utilises the traditional pull-to-open mechanism if you prefer.


Recessed Hinge Design

Although it’s not completely ‘handleless’, the opening hinge is recessed into the panel which makes the surface smooth. Also known as ‘J Pull handles’, this design incorporates a handle into the door or drawer and it’s often shaped like a ‘J’, hence the name. This allows people to hook their fingers inside to pull the unit open.


Is a Handleless Kitchen Design Suitable For You?

All elements of a kitchen design will need to be taken into consideration as the main objective is to choose an aesthetically pleasing design that offers all of the needed functionality to suit your requirements.

If you’re interested in a contemporary, sleek, streamlined, and minimalistic design, then this kitchen style may be for you. Take a look at the benefits of this kitchen design below.


Advantages of a Handleless Kitchen

  • Reduced Risks of Injury – This kitchen design offers a reduced risk of accidental injuries by bumping or running into units or appliances that are not flush with the rest of the kitchen units. For families with children, this can be safer for kids as there won’t be any handles for them to run into accidentally. It also reduces the risk of catching your clothes on handles.
  • Convenience – If you’re carrying items with both hands and need to access the cupboard, simply push into the door and it will open for you.
  • Customisable Appearance – The main benefit of this design is that it offers a clean and contemporary aesthetic. There is a variety of customisation options available for the surfaces; you can choose from glossy finishes, matte finishes, and from a range of materials too. The smooth surface also makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze.


Contact Room by Room for Handleless Kitchen Design

If you’re considering a new kitchen design and you’re looking for a modern and minimal style, then please get in touch with us. Our kitchen experts in Wolverhampton have years of experience in designing, supplying, and installing luxury handleless kitchens with intuitive storage solutions.

Get in touch with us on 01902 710545 or you can send us an email here.