Handleless Kitchens: Pros, Cons and Design Tips from the Experts

a handleless kitchen design by mowlem & co
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The choice between a handleless kitchen and a kitchen with handles will be one of the first you decide on when picking a new kitchen. In general, it’s down to personal preference on what you think looks better and the style of kitchen you’re opting for, but there are some practicalities that may play a part in your decision. 

Even within the category of handleless kitchens, there are different options for ways to open your doors, each which will affect the functionality and design of your kitchen. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.