Handleless kitchen cabinets
A clear sight line also helps different areas and spaces to flow together, which is vital if your kitchen is open plan. Always aim to create the longest visual sight line possible, without interruption. Handleless kitchen cupboards will continue this flow from one space into another, especially if you have a kitchen island or bar area linking a kitchen with a dining or lounge area.
You can also integrate a wine cooler into the handleless row of cabinets – perfect for easy access when socialising. Handleless units keep the space around the island clear to walk around, pull up a stool or lean against without the cupboard handles hitting your knees.
The sleek design of these cupboards is also highly practical as they are easy to clean and therefore more hygenic with no intricate details or grooves. The handleless cabinets are also safer for children. Many traditional handles are placed at the perfect height for children to catch their clothes and bump into. Handles also enable babies and toddlers to explore the potentially dangerous contents of a kitchen cupboard.
Sleek handleless kitchen rails
Sleek handleless kitchen rails allow a ‘grip ledge style’ so that you can open and close the doors with ease – this continuous rail has become a design feature in itself. The colour of the rail can be matched to a wooden veneer or kitchen splashback. The rail is positioned into the midline of the carcass and only put in after the kitchen units have been installed to make sure that the look is streamlined and the rail runs continuously.
There are a lot of design ideas which need to be taken into account when you are planning for your new kitchen – whether you choose to have a kitchen island, feature splashback, butler sink or cupboards with a glossy or matt finish – sight lines don’t usually get much attention.
However, by considering the use of handleless cupboards to improve the physical and visual flow of your kitchen, you can make your design so much more successful. The perfect finishing touch is essential to make the difference between a kitchen you like and a kitchen you love.