Picking the Right Handleless Cabinets

Handleless cabinets are the newest trend for modern and minimalist designs. They can offer tons of visual and practical benefits for your home. They look amazing in city apartments!
Picking the Right Handleless Cabinets

Last update: 13 February, 2019

Modern kitchens have set characteristics that distinguish them from vintage or antique kitchens. One of the more obvious examples are handleless cabinets.

In today’s post, we’d like to share some recommendations and ideas for choosing the right set for your kitchen. Use them to create an ultramodern or even a futuristic setting.

Handleless cabinets: a modern kitchen must

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Among the newest interior design trends, handleless cabinets are becoming a regular element. We’re seeing a gradual removal of any element that clutters a setting and instead, creating more functional spaces. Handleless cabinets are perfect for modern and minimalist styles.

If you’re a fan, you’ve probably already thought about using them in your kitchen. But maybe you’ve asked yourself how to open them. They have a special grip that acts like a handle. Some models even feature a “touch and open” mechanism; you just lightly press the door and, like magic, it opens.

Both systems (grips and touch) work and are very practical. But we recommend the former as they tend to last longer while being more reliable and comfortable.

In any case, it boils down to your choice. For example, if your hands are full but you want to put something away in a cabinet, it’d be great if you could just touch and open. Your personal tastes and product quality should guide your decision.

Do handleless cabinets look nice?

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We can’t ignore the aesthetics of handleless cabinets. In settings, they create a visual lightness as they eliminate clunky handles or knobs.

In addition, modern kitchens are resistant to accidents and impact. How many times have you bruised yourself from running into a handle while cooking or walking around your kitchen? If there are any clumsy readers out there, handleless cabinets are great news!

Another huge benefit is that they’re much easier to clean. No more worries over forever-dirty areas! Handles are one of the dirtiest spots in the entire kitchen because they have so much direct contact with hands.

So without handles, you don’t have to break your back trying to clean a certain spot. And there’s no more built-up grime and residue around handles.

A disadvantage, however, is that these models tend to be pricier their traditional counterparts. This is because their opening mechanism requires a special system, or because they’re made with different materials.

Tips on purchasing handleless cabinets

If you’re interested in having handleless cabinets in your kitchen, it’s time to select the best set for your home.

1. Quality

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Examine the quality of your potential kitchen cabinets because you’ll want them to last a long time. Sometimes, we trick ourselves into thinking that spending less is better; however, as people always say, “cheap is expensive“.

We’re not saying that you should spend your entire budget on handleless cabinets, but be picky with quality. Keep in mind that continual use can wear down hinges, or that a push-system will lose its efficiency over time.

2. Materials

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These days, you can find plenty of kitchen cabinet options, with or without handles. But if you’re browsing modern designs, make sure to look for a material that won’t show fingerprints along the edges of your cabinet doors.

3. Functionality

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Lastly, if you’re interested in handleless cabinets, we recommend thinking about how much use you’ll give them. They might look great but can end up being inconvenient for everyday use. Think about how you’ll use them and if handleless doors will really make your life easier or not.

Modern kitchens are gorgeous, but some are just a showroom for decor magazines. On the other hand, it just might be time to say “goodbye” to handles and “hello” to modern systems.

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