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Handle or Handleless German Kitchen

Handle or Handleless German Kitchen? Which is Best?

Handleless kitchen units are popular because of their smooth, sleek lines and contemporary feel.

However, handles still have their place and remain a firm favourite for those who prefer a more traditional look to their kitchen. Let’s look at the pros and cons of both.

What is a handleless kitchen?

There is handleless and ‘true’ handleless kitchens. At German Kitchen Store, we sell true handleless kitchens with smooth, unbroken lines.

The handleless kitchens you find in DIY stores often have a J-grip groove in the top of the door, and this doesn’t give the same linear effect. Our handleless kitchens have a channel attached to the carcase, not the door. The door can then be opened from the top or side.

This true handleless style offers a minimalist appearance with no protuberances to detract from the streamlined look of the cabinets or drawers. Our Line N handleless kitchens are available in 10 ranges and 44 front designs.

German Kitchen Store offers an extensive range of units including two base unit heights, three tall unit heights and three wall unit heights. This gives you endless options so you can create the handleless kitchen that’s ideal for you.

Advantages of handleless kitchens

Handleless kitchen units work well when you’re trying to achieve a sleek contemporary design. There are no protruding handles, allowing you to create straight, clean lines with no overhang.

From a safety point of view, handleless units offer numerous benefits. Nothing sticks out that you can catch your clothes on or bump into when you’re rushing around the kitchen. The same is true for young children. You avoid the risk of toddlers bashing themselves on the handles of base units.

While certain ornate handles can be fiddly to clean and can gather dirt in crevices, handleless kitchens offer clean lines that are easy to keep clean with a wipe of a cloth.

Advantages of kitchens with handles

Handles are hardwearing and offer fast, easy access to kitchen cabinets. But the real benefit of handles is that they give you the opportunity to accessorise your kitchen. This is especially true if you want to create a country or cottage-style design.

You can use handles to bring personality and character to a kitchen, especially if you feel it’s looking too bare.

Another benefit of handles is that they can be easily changed if you want to create a new look for your kitchen without too much expense. This is ideal if you’re someone who likes to change things regularly. You simply swap out all the handles for another style.

Another design trick is to use handles to define different zones of your kitchen. For instance, you could opt for a certain style of handle in the working part of the kitchen to designate storage cupboards. Then have a different design for the dining or living room area, where there may be more furnishing.

A combination of handleless and handles for your new kitchen

You could opt for a hybrid option. If you have small children, you may decide on handleless for the lower units but handles on your higher cabinets. Handleless or handles, which you choose will depend on your sense of style and how you use your kitchen space.

Would you like to find out more about building your dream German Kitchen?

If you’d like to know more, contact the German Kitchen Store. Our customer service team is on hand to help with any questions or queries you may have regarding your order and delivery.

Alternatively, if you’re local to our kitchen showroom in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, you can pop in and take a look at the kitchen ranges we have on display.

Call us on 01525 851 642 or email hello@germankitchenstore.co.uk

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