What are Handleless Kitchens

Handleless kitchens are a modern style of kitchen design that feature cabinets and drawers without handles or knobs on the front. Instead of traditional handles, they typically have a finger pull, a recessed handle, or a push-to-open mechanism, which allows for a streamlined and minimalist look.

Handleless kitchens can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, laminates, acrylics, and glass. They can be customised to fit any kitchen layout and can be paired with a wide range of colours and finishes to create a unique look that complements the overall style of the home. They are often closed because they create a sleek and contemporary look, which is popular in modern kitchen design, however they are also easier to clean as there are no protruding handles or knobs that can collect dust and they provide a smooth and uninterrupted surface, which can make a small kitchen feel more spacious and open.

“‘A handless kitchen is still a very popular contemporary choice which gives the perfect minimal look. Whether you are looking for a true Germanic style handless design or a J-Scoop detail in the door we can design your kitchen with you in mind.’”

KLR Interiors

There are many Pros and Cons of chasing a Handleless Kitchen:


  • Aesthetic appeal: A handleless kitchen can provide a sleek and modern look to your kitchen space. It can make the space feel cleaner and more streamlined.
  • Safety: Without handles, there are fewer sharp edges or protrusions that could cause injuries, especially for households with children.
  • Easy to clean: Without handles, there are fewer areas for dirt and grime to accumulate, making cleaning easier.
  • Space-saving: A handleless design can save space, especially in smaller kitchens where space is at a premium.
  • Customisation: Handleless kitchens often come in a variety of designs, finishes, and colours, allowing for more customisation options.


  • Limited grip: Without handles, it can be difficult to grip and open drawers and cabinets, especially for those with limited hand mobility.
  • Cost: A handleless kitchen can be more expensive than traditional designs due to the additional hardware and construction required.
  • Functionality: Some people may find that a handleless kitchen is less functional than a traditional design, as the lack of handles can make it more difficult to open and close cabinets and drawers.
  • Durability: Handleless kitchens can be more prone to wear and tear over time, as there is no protective hardware to prevent the surfaces from being damaged.
  • Less Traditional: Handleless designs may not appeal to those who prefer a more traditional look for their kitchen.

    Ultimately, whether a handleless pitch is the right choice for your home depends on your personal preferences, lifestyle and budget. Why not pop into our showroom and chat with one of our design team -they will guide you and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

    For more information contact us on 01527 850027 or BOOK AN APPOINTMENT with one of our Design Team today.