When renovating the kitchen there are many elements to consider that determine its overall look. As cabinetry is by far the largest component of the kitchen, the door fronts and handles, or lack of handles, has a major impact on its design. The flat and continuous appearance that handleless kitchens provide has seen a rise in the popularity of its sleek and contemporary design. Particular components of a kitchen, such as handles, can become dated over the years. Handleless kitchens however, with their seamless, modern look create a timeless elegance.
Should you be considering to do away with handles in your new kitchen, it is important to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of having a handleless kitchen and ensure that this design will work well for you so as to not choose form over function.
The look of a handleless kitchen is sleek and modern. When this design is teamed with flat panelled door fronts, the cabinetry works seamlessly with the walls. As previously mentioned, the clean characteristics of handleless cabinetry provides a timeless design that will look amazing for decades.
They’re safer. Handles are notorious for catching onto clothing whilst whizzing around the kitchen, either tearing the material or stopping us dead in our tracks. Children are prone to bumps and scrapes from base cabinet kitchen handles and so too are adults from wall cabinets should someone have left a cabinet open. Going handleless negates these issues entirely. Another safety benefit is that young children find handleless cabinets more difficult to open, which can help keep them out of mischief.
Cleaning handleless cabinetry is just a simple wipe. As the door profile is flat and sans handles, cleaning the cabinet doors is a simple wipe. No handles to clean or wipe around.
Although cleaning handleless cabinetry, as mentioned above, requires just a quick wipe, it will need to be wiped more often. If you are one who is particularly annoyed with finger prints, this is not the design for you as both push to open and finger pull types require the door front to be touched to open. In addition, crumbs and dust tend to collect in the finger pull grooves or channels requiring regular cleaning.
Handleless cabinetry is a little more expensive. One would tend to think that avoiding handles would be a cost saving as there are no handles to purchase however, the extra labour involved to manufacture handleless cabinetry adds to the door front expense.
Handleless cabinetry is not for everyone. Some choose handles because they are easier to grip and open. This is particularly true for those with weak hands or arthritis who may find handleless cabinetry difficult to open.
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