For those that prefer a minimalist style and an elegant décor, sleek and modernized handle-less kitchen doors are a perfect choice to further enhance the overall look of a sophisticated kitchen. Interior designers all over the world have been getting an increasing number of requests from their clients to convert their kitchens into handle-less kitchens.
Homeowners, especially those with a contemporary kitchen design, absolutely love the idea of an effortless and clean kitchen. A lot of people are not aware that handle-less doors were actually in vogue in the 1970s and have again established a firm holding over the interior decoration and furniture industries.
An important factor to consider when doing away with all the handles in your kitchen is to make sure that you are doing so without reducing the practicality or functionality of your kitchen cabinets. If you do not take this into consideration, then there are chances that you might be frantically running around your kitchen trying to grab and pull open an overhead cabinet or the bottom drawer while there are guests in your dining hall waiting for a glass of water!
Pros of Handle-less Kitchen Doors
One of the biggest advantages of having handle-less kitchen doors is their evergreen style. Handle-less kitchens have a timeless, elegant quality which give them and will continue to give them a fashionable and elite look for many more years to come. These kitchens are a classic example of an unfussy and sleek interior which reflects a self-satisfied, ‘the-lesser-the-better’ profile.
Another fortuitous benefit of the absence of door handles in the kitchen is added safety. A no-fuss kitchen will give you and your family lesser chances to accidentally walk into a protruding handle, get your clothes caught onto the handles, and prevent children from getting hurt on their head.
Cons of Handle-less Kitchen Doors
Contrary to common expectations, however, handle-less doors are not very easy to clean. Usually these doors and drawers will have a tiny channel running over their top which creates that space you need to pull them open. These channels easily collect dust and crumbs and require frequent cleaning. For someone looking for a low-maintenance kitchen, handle-less doors can become a bit of an issue.
Another shortcoming of these kitchens, again contrary to logical impression, is that the absence of door handles actually makes them more expensive than kitchens with traditional door handles. This is because handle-less kitchen cabinets are manufactured using specialist hardware such as electric mechanisms and finger pulls and require additional labour as well.
You might also want to consider the kind of appliances you usually store and use in your kitchen before deciding to opt for handle-less doors. For example, there are handle-less door designs available specifically for integrated appliances such as a dishwasher or refrigerator.