A handleless kitchen from Nicholas Bridger Handmade Kitchen Company is a perfect choice for creating a contemporary look that is functional, sophisticated and stylish. Our In-frame slab front kitchen style can come handleless just like the example below and forms the cabinetry seamlessly with one another.

Handleless kitchens are ideal for open-plan spaces, they make the room look large and exposed and feel even more spacious. In the 1970s the handleless design was a common choice in the home, and is now becoming more popular in recent years creating contemporary kitchens.

A handleless design is an elegant timeless look, that will never be outdated. Lots of home owners are now opting for the minamilistic look where nothing is on show and will always be a “less-is-more” design classic. They come with an added bonus of safety, where the absence of handles means there’s nothing to catch your clothes on, and young children can’t walk into them and bang their heads.

Because handleless cabinets are designed to create a free-flowing look, it’s important to keep the worktops clutter-free to keep in line with the minimal aesthetic.

Our handleless style

The In-frame Slab Front Kitchen Styles at Nicholas Bridger Handmade Kitchens is a latest trend consisting of an in-frame slab fronted door that can be handleless or completed with handles. They add more of a modern twist to the kitchen space with a fashionable, flat fronted slick style. All the way from the USA they are now proving to be greatly popular in Great Britain, and we are excited to be able to offer them.

The style is completely flat fronted with a frame around the door. They can come in wood grain or a smooth finish, and of course hand painted in the colour of your choice. So why not be bold and go for a daring red!

Benefits of a handmade handleless kitchen

A handmade kitchen is truly bespoke and built to order. You are able to optimise the storage space within and achieve a greater style and finish. With the in-frame slab front style, it will come with a style that is long lasting, stylish, strong and low maintenance available in a range of colours, and custom made to suit all of your needs.

We use beautifully raw materials which are handcrafted by our skilled craftsmen from scratch and installed in your home by experience fitters. No kitchens will ever be the same due to the fact that they are a bespoke kitchen that is designed to order. The beauty of a made-to-measure design allows you to have whatever you want within reason. Cabinets can be individually built to perfectly fill your space maximising your storage solutions.

The carcasses are traditionally made from your choice of solid Pine, Oak, Walnut veneer, Birch ply or an Oak Veneer – using dove tail joints. The doors use mortice and tenon joints and can be specified with soft-close hinges or traditional butt hinges. Our drawer boxes use the dove tail join and are on soft-close runners.

You can also have it hand painted in any colour you wish. Your options are increased from an on-trend grey to a bolder red or pink for the island.

A handleless project in Sawbridgeworth

We completed this contemporary in-frame slab kitchen in Sawbridgeworth that met our client’s requirements. The cabinets were hand painted in a matt white, with a “J” style handleless pull for a subtle and extremely attractive modern kitchen. This style of cabinetry is a very popular style in the USA, and is now making its mark in the UK. Completed with a white quartz and a solid wooden worktop for the island, the space has been created for a multi-functional kitchen for all the family, as well as the family pet.

Our showroom design that can be handleless

In our recently updated showroom we included the in-frame contemporary slab front style furniture which features bar handles and painted in Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Ball. This design can also be opted for without handles, much like the Harvey Jones Linear collection. We have included Walnut chopping boards and a serving tray which can be pulled out easily and placed back when not in use. There are two spice drawers and a dishwasher integrated into the furniture. The glass door wall cabinets are also in-frame slab front.


At Nicholas Bridger Handmade Kitchen Company we love offering differernt designs to our clients showing off our ability and craftmanshop through the handleless style. With many years of experience, we can design and build your kitchen to your own individual preference which is unique to you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us or pop down to our stunning showroom to create your show stopping kitchen. We look forward to hearing from you!