Kitchen hardware for a seamless finish
Some kitchen trends come and go, while others stand the test of time. Seamless kitchens have proven popular for several years, with concealed units and fixtures making it possible for kitchen designs to appear completely sleek and streamlined from the outside.
A streamlined kitchen design is one that puts minimalism at its heart. Smooth surfaces, sleek lines, and select textures provide a calm and ordered appeal. But minimalist doesn’t mean basic, and streamlined kitchens have all the amenities of any contemporary kitchen.
The difference is that these amenities are already cleverly integrated. To achieve this uninterrupted look, manufacturers use products that conceal the purpose and operation of units from view, right down to the hinges and handles.
See the features that complete a streamlined kitchen design:
Handleless cabinets are a staple of streamlined kitchen units. Modern cabinets operate with a groove set into the door that removes the need for handles or knobs, which detract from the smooth outer finish.
Push-to-open cabinet doors and drawers are another option, which maintain a completely clean furniture front. A push-to-open mechanism is screwed or integrated into drawer systems or cabinet doors.
White goods such as fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers and dishwashers are hidden from view in streamlined kitchen designs. Cabinet doors integrated with the front of the appliance provide the smoothest operation and most efficient design.
Storage is one of the top concerns for many homeowners. For kitchens with a minimalist look and feel, plentiful storage is even more important. Kitchen manufacturers have responded by designing clever stacked shelving units and pull-out cabinets. Pull out cabinets and deep drawers hold a high volume of goods while being accessible and easy to use.
To create a streamlined finish, there should be no dead-end corners or protruding ends detracting from the overall look. Compact and slimline units turn awkward space into storage opportunities. Corner units are a good example of getting the most from every inch, and pie-cut corner cabinet hinges make corner units accessible.
Soft-close doors and drawers
To complete any seamless kitchen design with handleless units, soft-closing doors and drawers are a must. Silent close hinge systems, dampers for sliding doors and soft-close drawer runners are examples of kitchen hardware that achieve a smooth finish. With most contemporary kitchen units, it’s easy to fit soft-close mechanisms and set them to a consistent closing speed.
Matt black cabinet hardware
Visible cabinet hardware can detract from kitchen furniture’s streamlined appeal, and matt black hardware is designed to tackle this. Black is subtler than silver or brass and provides a smart, minimalist finish, particularly matt black which doesn’t reflect light.
TeraBlack matt black hardware delivers a high level of consistency with corrosion resistance. The non-reflective matt black finish has a smooth uniform surface with a velvety feel. The surface finish is visually impressive and highly resistant to wear and tear.
We hope we’ve given you a good overview of what to look for when creating kitchens with a seamless finish. If you’re a furniture manufacturer or fitter looking for the right hardware for your products, get in touch on 01977 682582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope we’ve given you a good overview of what to look for in the best kitchen cabinet hinges. If you’re a furniture manufacturer or fitter looking for the right hinges for your products, get in touch on 01977 682582 or email email@example.com