Kitchen Advice

Handless Kitchens: The Pros & Cons

Handless kitchens have been a growing trend for a few years now, and they aren’t going anywhere soon. Homeowners seem to love the clean and effortless look that handless doors bring to their home, especially in contemporary kitchens. Did you know: handless kitchens we’re a common choice in the 1970s too?

If moving to a handless kitchen is something you’re considering, these pros and cons to help with your decision.

Pro: Handless doors bring a stylish look to your kitchen

A handless kitchen is a lot more stylish than a kitchen with cupboard door and drawer handles. It gives an uncluttered and streamlined look and will give your kitchen a perfect contemporary and sleek design. 

Some homeowners worry that a handless kitchen will look out of date in the near future. Don’t worry, the handless style is timeless. The elegant look is definitely something that will stay popular for many years to come.

Con: Handless doors require more cleaning

Handless kitchens have a channel at the top of each door or drawer allowing enough space to be able to pull open. Unfortunately, this channel becomes a bit of a dirt collector. If you decide handless doors are for you, you’ll find yourself regularly cleaning out dust and crumbs from the channel – this is something you need to consider if you prefer to keep your home as low maintenance as possible.

Pro: Handless doors don’t hurt

We’ve all been there, rushing around the kitchen to bash our hip or head on a cupboard or drawer handle. It hurts. Handless doors bring you no pain. We deserve to be able to rush around our kitchen without having to dodge handles.

This is something that parents will certainly appreciate, having one less thing for you to worry about your kids walking into is a plus. It’s a no brainer really.

Con: Handless doors might come at an expense

This may come at a surprise to some people, but handless doors generally cost more than conventional doors with handles. The additional labour involved during the manufacturing process, paired with the specialist hardware needed to create handless doors and drawers are the reasons for this. Price is something that needs to be considered, if you’re working to a tight budget, we recommend pricing up a handless and then a conventional kitchen for an accurate comparison. If you’d like help comparing prices, contact us today, we’d be happy to help.

Pro: Handless doors complement accessories

Kitchen accessories play a huge part in the overall look of your kitchen. The simplistic look that handless kitchens offer will highly complement modern coffee machines, toasters and kettles. If you’re a homeowner that owns a stunning set of kitchen accessories, a handless kitchen is perfect for you.


To wrap things up, a handless kitchen brings a stylish, modern and safe kitchen into your home, for only a little extra money and maintenance. At Happy Doors, we believe a handless kitchen is a great choice for anyone looking to upgrade their kitchen.

For more information about handless kitchens, contact us today to speak to one of our replacement door experts.