No handles, no problem
Though a handless kitchen might need some getting used to at first, one thing that becomes noticeable straight away is how easy it is to move around. Especially in small spaces having no handles to stub your hip or catch your clothes on is a real relief and a safety benefit – especially if children are around.
The lack of handles doesn’t only create more freedom of movement but promotes visual flow as well. An open plan contemporary handleless kitchen is more organically integrated into the adjoining living spaces, because the smooth, clean look blends in more harmoniously.
There is a reason why handleless kitchens look decluttered and clean – it’s easier to keep them that way! Handleless kitchen drawers and cabinets are easier to clean, because there is nothing protruding. A continuous channel is also easier to wipe and keep hygienic than a bunch of individual handles.
Finally, the benefits of style shouldn’t be underestimated either. A modern handleless kitchen stays modern for decades. There simply is a real timelessness about this smooth, effortless design aesthetic. Just take a look at the SieMatic 60. It was the very first of its kind and groundbreakingly set a new style in kitchens across the world. And it still looks fresh even today! This agelessness won’t only enhance your own enjoyment of the kitchen. There is a more practical advantage to it, as it raises the value of your property and allows for more flexibility. A fitted kitchen is wonderful, but it is also a long-term commitment, as it loses a lot of its appeal, if moved to a place it wasn’t meant to be. And if it doesn’t age well, you might still love it, but it would be much harder to sell. The additional cost incurred by the extra planning and workmanship needed to go handleless is often cited as an argument against handleless kitchen design. Keeping in mind, however, that the resale value will remain higher for longer – especially regarding German handleless kitchens – can significantly reduce financial concerns.