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Why Buy A Handleless Kitchen?


The Handless Kitchen has been around for some time now, once considered niche, its popularity seems to only be growing stronger and stronger. At ABSOLUTE Custom Woodworks, we’re finding a lot of our sales are Handleless kitchens, and this is only set to continue.


The nation seems to have fallen in love with Handleless kitchens, and with good reason! As more people go for a more minimalistic styled kitchen with clean sleek lines , Handleless has become the design of choice. Available in a large range of colours, this design can be easily adapted to accommodate all tastes.

The Handless design is a very popular choice for open plan living spaces and very often-using two contrasting colours for doors and worktops. When you want to achieve an open and airy feel to your kitchen, Handleless kitchens are perfect.



What about appliances in a Handleless kitchen??


The idea of the Handleless look is that you are trying to create clean lines, to avoid spoiling this look, avoid freestanding appliances and instead aim for integrated appliances that you can effectively ‘hide’ from view. It’s important to keep that Handleless rail flowing continuously through the kitchen. Poorly chosen appliances, whether it’s their size or type, could affect this line. You will need to check your appliances because not all appliances are compatible.


It is worth seeking the help of a professional to avoid later problems when installing appliances. But do not worry, we here at Absolute Custom Woodworks we have a wealth of experience and will make sure that your design will suit your lifestyle perfectly.

Designing your Handleless kitchen


It’s always best to get a professional involved in your kitchen design, we have so much experience and expertise from years of working on different kitchen projects, we can offer you advice and design options that you might not have thought of. However, if you are considering putting together a design yourself, here are a few things to think about…




think about where your appliances are going to be placed and whether you’re going for drawers or cupboards. The large drawers that a lot of our handleless customers opt for often look best all in a line together (see image below), similarly with the tall storage units; they look best when together.



How minimalist do you want to go? Decide the look and feel you want to give your kitchen first. If ultra-minimalist is your thing, then go for basic colours and pattern-less doors and worktops. However, if you’re looking add a bit of character, then consider playing about with colourful units or patterned doors.
You may want to consider contrasting textures or colours, whether that’s contrasting the units with the walls, or contrasting floor and wall units. The options are endless!


Storage is another consideration. If you’re after the clutter-free or minimalist look to your kitchen, you should look carefully at the storage units available.



Should you buy a Handleless kitchen?


As open plan living becomes more of a trend and, indeed a necessity in smaller properties, Handleless kitchens have become the go to option as they offer a smooth transition between living spaces and the kitchen area. There are other advantages that Handleless kitchens have over other kinds of kitchen designs:


More hygienic as there are less places for dirt and grime to hide.

A Handleless kitchen design can offer a seamless divide between kitchen area and dining/ living areas.

Safer than kitchens with handles on their doors, no awkward handles for children to run into.

Choosing a handless kitchen does make choosing your kitchen easier as it eliminates one of the items it can be hardest to decide on.

Handles are a giveaway that a kitchen is older. Handleless kitchens don’t look outdated as quickly as kitchens with fussy doors and handles.




Handleless kitchens are here to stay, they represent a growing trend among home owners to focus on clutter-free simpler stylings with clean lines. Less is more when it comes to these kitchens. However, there are lots of design considerations which need to be taken into account, it’s important that your design is well thought out, otherwise you could hit problems during the installation.

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Adrian Betker
February 28, 2019
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