Look Ma, No Handles! Great Kitchens Without Drawer or Cabinet Pulls
Image: Mell Lawrence Architects
A favorite look for me is a kitchen that is very streamlined—for some reason that just feels right. I’m not one for homey, cluttered kitchens; instead, I want the kitchen to feel modern and simple. One of the best ways to accomplish that is to do away with anything extraneous, including the “jewelry of the kitchen,” drawer and cabinet handles. What’s great about this direction is you can do it with just about any décor style.
While the kitchen pictured above is not the full-on traditional style, it does have elements—the use of wood being primary—that lean toward traditional. But, while this space is covetable due to the design and materials, what really makes it special is the lack of pulls.
Image: Shannon McGrath for Homelife
This modern space is the kind of kitchen I think most of us picture in our minds when we think of one without drawer and cabinet handles. The smooth, uninterrupted expanse of light-colored cabinets makes a perfect stage for the visual texture provided via backsplash and counters.
Image: Décor Demon
One of the most striking kitchens I’ve seen in quite a while, this industrial space is a real beauty. Stainless steel drawers and doors without pulls keep this a streamlined marvel, allowing the chunky counters and great wall textures to stand out.
Time for Recess!
And what’s the opposite of door and drawer pulls? Recessed finger pulls that very firmly remind me of traditional hardware in size and placement, but don’t interfere with the slick, clean feeling of the kitchen. Perfect.
Do you have a kitchen without drawer and cabinet pulls?