Inspiration gallery: handleless kitchens

Are you looking to declutter your life? Have a space that’s minimal, chic and unfussy? (Basically the total opposite of my kitchen right now). Then look no further than handleless kitchen cabinets for your next redesign.

So what’s so special about handleless kitchen cabinets, I hear you ask? Well, with a flat panel with no external fitting to open them, these doors are the cornerstone of modern design.

Perfect if your preferred style is beautifully understated, handleless furniture is the perfect solution offering a seamless look which suits virtually any interior. These styles also work well in open-plan schemes as the streamlined look – without handle details that could interfere with other furniture – allows a smooth transition into the dining and living spaces.

handleless kitchen cabinets
This kitchen – Alno By Halcyon Interiors –includes Alno Star Matt lacquer in white and bespoke coloured tall units. Handleless recess run uninterrupted around the whole kitchen. Appliances by Gaggenau worktops by Ceralsio.

But the visually striking designs, which come in a plethora of finishes, colours, and sizes, also offer many practical benefits. Oh yes indeed!

But if you don’t want push-to-open doors, add grooves in the same colour as the kitchen doors. You can also choose a different finish to create a contrast and add interest.

Inline Princeton Kitchen Collection by Symphony – price from £5,131.

They’re also child friendly because the little ones won’t be catching themselves on any sharp handle corners.

Want something a little different? Metal designs can create a contemporary feel and integrate well with stainlesss teel finishes on appliances, sinks, and taps.

Use completely integrated appliances to continue the fuss-free appearance, and keep the work surfaces clear of mixers, tools, and other countertop helpers.

handleless kitchen cabinets
The homeowners of this kitchen renovation decided to have one wall of units to be completely handleless, mixed with doors with large, think handles on the other.

The clean lines make efficient use of space, with handleless kitchen cabinets taking up less room than those with. Plus, seamless door fronts create a linear impression, with nowhere for dirt to gather and push-to-open mechanisms making domestic life easier.

Now, for some more inspiration, check out some of these beautiful handleless kitchens…

Touch Satin grey with Riva Dakota Oak wall units. The worktops are Silestone Calacatta Gold, by Sheraton Interiors. Prices start from £25,000.
handleless kitchen cabinets
Roundhouse Urbo and Metro matt lacquer and matt sanded copper bespoke kitchen in Paint & Paper Library’s Squid Ink with metalwrapped matt sanded copper and polished Neolith Calacatta worktops.
Crown Imperial Meteor furniture starts from £10,000.
handleless kitchen cabinets
This Eggersmann kitchen features a large island and long run of wall units – all without handles – for a super slick finish.
For this Pluck kitchen, the homeowners have used different finishes for their cabinets, and instead of including handles, used cutouts to open the doors instead.
handleless kitchen cabinets
Handleless kitchen cabinets in this design by Connaught Kitchens run all the way to the ceiling offering lots of storage and making the most of the room’s scale.
The crisp linear design of this Alno by Halcyon Star Fine Graphite matt lacquer and Star Dur Lava Grey textured laminate cabinetry is so sleek. Prices for Alno by Halcyon kitchens start from £30,000.
handleless kitchen cabinets
This Rational Puro kitchen with laminate wood repro was designed by Kitchen Co-ordination, where kitchen prices start from around £15,000.
This kitchen extension by Simply Extend has clean lines, a linear layout, and handleless kitchen cabinets plus easy access to the rear garden. Projects by Simply Extend are priced from £62,400.
handleless kitchen cabinets
Add colour to your kitchen by opting for an island in a contrasting shade. The curved Cambia units in Coral matt lacquer soften the edges of the marble-look Topaz units behind. Walnut veneer shelving adds texture. Rational kitchens start from £10,000.
The owners of this kitchen wanted a smart yet informal scheme ideal for family life. Harvey Jones’ Linear Edge range provides a modern style without handles and the cabinetry is hand-painted in situ, meaning any colour is available – here it’s painted in Velvet Evening by Valspar. Priced from £20,000.
handleless kitchen cabinets
Striking brushed brass cabinetry contrasts with exposed brick walls – further enhanced by the solid oak drawers, topped with a concrete worktop and matching splashback. Encaustic tiles in warm colours help tie the scheme together. The Main Company kitchens start from £25,000.
Combining the linear detailing of a handleless door with a subtle Shaker frame, the Uform Harborne range combines traditional and contemporary. A zesty Citrus Green paired with Slate Blue enhances the modern edge. From around £10,000, available from Kitchen Stori.
handleless kitchen cabinets
In open-plan spaces, kitchens need to blend in so they don’t dominate. Handleless units allow a smooth transition into the living spaces. This is Modulnova’s Twenty Fly kitchen in Piasentina porcelain and Walnut veneer. Kitchens from Designspace London start from £25,000.
This dramatic handleless kitchen seamlessly blends in appliances and conceals essentials in extra-tall slimline wall units to create a chic feel. The Pronorm Steelbrush Gold ultra matt kitchen is paired with gloss Light Grey door fronts for textural contrast. Pronorm kitchens start from £18,000.
handleless kitchen cabinets
The real showstopper of this contemporary kitchen is the long curved island unit. Designer Diane Berry used Corian to help achieve a fluid look with soft curving end panels. Graphite metallic glass cabinetry provides the perfect backdrop. The Alno Art Pro kitchen starts from £30,000.
For a pared-back contemporary kitchen, Crown Imperial’s furniture is ideal for creating a seamless feel. The sleek handleless kitchen is shown in Zeluso matt cashmere and Textura Sand Oak wall units to add warmth to the open-plan space. Crown Imperial kitchens start from £10,000.

Featured image: With a stylish design and practical function, the nx510 range from next125 is an eye-catching, architectural feature. Tall wood veneer doors open with tap, slide effortlessly and disappear into the sides of the cabinet with a gentle push revealing a stunning kitchen. RRP from £20,131.37 plus VAT for the kitchen and island.

Post updated on: 01/07/21 

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