Trend alert: sleek and modern handleless wooden kitchens

Textured, grainy wooden cabinetry, matt black appliances, slim industrial open shelving and concrete-inspired worktops – I smell a new kitchen trend…

Taking inspiration from nature, many stands at the KBB Show in Birmingham put out on display stunning wooden kitchens – from simple, white and oak Scandi cabinetry to dark and modern designs with an industrial finish.

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But what did they all have in common? They were sleek and handleless, and you could spot the beauty of the grainy wood from a mile away.

Say goodbye to handles and get that contemporary look by choosing grainy wooden units with push-to-open mechanisms and soft-close technology or handleless kitchen cabinets with cut-out handles.

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So, if you were thinking of updating your kitchen in 2022, I’ve gathered all the stand-out designs that caught my eye to help get you inspired…

handleless wooden kitchens
Integrated LED lighting, built-in black appliances and matching sink and tap complete this statement wooden handleless kitchen from Pronorm.
handleless wooden kitchens
Love that modern-rustic look? Achieve the aesthetic in your space with grainy wooden units like in this simple scheme which features the latest Novy appliances.
handleless wooden kitchens
More handleless wooden kitchens inspiration from Novy
You don’t have to keep with the same wooden texture in your kitchen – mix and match materials and finishes in your design to create a bold scheme with a touch of personality. MHK Kitchen Experts designed a handleless wooden kitchen and went for a neutral shade on the island along with marble-inspired worktops.
handleless wooden kitchens
If you’re into the Scandinavian interiors, then get inspired by this dreamy white and oak scheme by Haier. You’ve got open shelving, integrated appliances to make cooking and baking easier, plus plenty of storage space.
Black works perfectly with grainy wooden finishes – go for wood panels on your walls or wall cabinets and add contrast with a matt black unit that’s resistant to scratches and finger prints. This scheme features sleek appliances from Samsung.
One of my favourites this year at the KBB Show in Birmingham was this cool and ribbed wooden handleless kitchen by Rotpunkt, which can hide away your laundry room or walk-in pantry behind a clever door that easily blends within your scheme. The island matches the material of the drawers and worksurface, and for extra storage you’ve got matt black open shelving and multi-functional hooks that can be placed anywhere along the metal strips on the wall.

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