Should You Wave Goodbye to Your Cabinet Handles?

 

One of the most exciting things about refitting your kitchen area is that you can start over with a completely new look. Everything that you take out of your kitchen can be redone. This is the time to rethink your options. This also includes the handles on your cabinetry.

From time to time, you may know what you want. However, you may not be quite sure until you really sit down with pen to paper. If you’re opting for a traditional country kitchen, or you’re seeking out a shaker style, you’re sure to appreciate that the cabinet handles can set the look. The overall look can lean toward modern or even minimalist. You can go with or without handles and there are many great styles to choose from.

Here are some of the best reasons to go handleless.

Style

You can go handleless and have a smooth clean uninterrupted line on your kitchen cabinetry. This is in contrast to other options. It is a modern sleek look that will give your home a splash of color and work well if you’re not into handles or simply can’t decide. A minimalist monochrome is done without handles and will give you smooth, clean, uncluttered lines and looks for your kitchen.

Layout

Removing handles also works well for open room layouts. This is because it doesn’t disrupt the flow of space. If you’re looking to have a sleek style, this is a great way to go. It works ideally for small spaces and will give you more space and more light.

Cleaning

It’s far easier to clean a cabinet that has no handles. The flat surface lends itself well to a quick wipedown in the kitchen and you won’t have to worry about the debris that handles tend to attract. This can save you a lot of time cleaning as all you’ll have to do is spray and wipe the cabinets down when you’re cleaning.

Practicality

Choosing to go handleless also means that you’ll have fewer knocks. This is both true for the user, and the children. No more running into the handles or bumping a finger or elbow. This will also open up more options for space utilization. You’ll appreciate being able to have more workspace and fewer bumps and bruises.

Once you’ve chosen to go without any handles, you’ll want to determine which route to go on your options.

J Grip

This is a moulded groove that is located near the front of the cabinet doors. These are easy to handle but they’re pretty small. It may take some time to get used to them and they may crack the doors if you’re not careful due to stress cracks.

Push Click

These operate with a mechanical opening whereby you push the cabinet door and it clicks and then opens. They’re seamless and work well for many designs but if the mechanism does fail, and they sometimes do, you’ll have to have that repaired.

True Handleless

These are reinforced with aluminum or they may have a contrasting colour for a pop of colour. They’re easy to use, they have a rail that is concealed in the door and they withstand daily use. They’re strong and offer up a very smooth design and they’re very popular with designers today.

Mix And Match

There’s no rule of thumb here, you can mix and match the various concepts to your heart’s desire. There are many designs to choose from and you can choose your favorites for different cupboards and cabinets.

As the revolution for no handles continues, you’ll find that there are many great styles that are here to stay. When you’re making a decision on a long-term investment, you’ll want to choose what works best for you and your personal needs in your home. Each style has its own set of pros and cons so you’ll want to study them and know what you like.

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