Handleless Kitchens can be made in a number of ways:
- Our preferred choice is to use a grip rail. This is where a notch is cut into the carcase an enables you to put your fingers behind the door enabling you to get good purchase to open it. The grip rail can be aluminium, or carcase material. Curved or square – square ones tend to work better if you have plans to keep your fingernails. When using a grip rail system it is quite a nice idea to consider using chamfered edge doors as they allow better grip.
- Touch latch. This is where you push the door and it springs open a bit. When using this system it is essential to use a ‘reverse’ sprung hinge. Kitchen hinges are usually sprung to shut themselves. When using a touch latch system and regular hinges the door will try to shut itself again. Using electric motors (servo drive) on the drawers is quite natty, but whenever you accidentally lean against your kitchen the drawers will open!!
- Finger pull. This is where a groove is routered into the door so it looks like its a handleless kitchen. The grip on these type of doors is questionable and where you have a door like a fridge or dishwasher where there is a bit of ‘pull’ you may find the drawbacks of this typr of handleless kitchen. It is a cheaper way to make a handleless kitchen – which is why alot of the mainstream kitchen retailers use this system.