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Integrate structural featuresDon’t let pillars supporting an extension prevent you from creating your dream kitchen. They can often be disguised by incorporating them into an island or peninsula. This central support is butted up to an island, its base tucking neatly under the drawers. The units are an eye-catching blue, while the white-painted pillar merges into the background.These are the must-haves for a dream kitchen
6. Invisible drawers Drawers that look like panelling are a design aspect of your kitchen space, but they can be functional too. This style lacks handles on the drawer and cupboard doors, giving your kitchen a smooth, seamless look. These drawers provide a gap on the top of the drawer so that fingers curl around the surface edge and onto the back of the drawer, pulling it forwards to open. The benefit of grabbing the back of the drawer is you don’t need to touch the front, so it won’t leave any fingermarks.
The true gripAs its name implies, this style lacks handles on all drawer and cupboard doors. Various options for handleless kitchen cabinets exist, but a ‘true handleless’ style is created through recessing a solid stainless steel channel into the top line of the cabinet. This creates a gap for your fingers between the top of the door (or drawer) and the underside of a worktop. Your fingers curl around the surface edge and onto the back of the door or drawer, pulling it forwards to open. The benefit of grabbing the back of the door is you don’t need to touch the front, so there shouldn’t be any fingermarks. On a run of base units containing sets of drawers one above the other (as pictured), a recessed channel is inserted into the mid-line of the carcass to allow full access to the bottom drawer. In all cases, the stainless steel channel is only inserted after the kitchen is fitted, ensuring it’s continuous throughout the entirety of a run of units and/or an island. This is best for a sleek and impressive kitchen look.
Link to your unitsIn an open-plan scheme, choosing an island in the same colour palette as the cabinetry helps to separate the kitchen and dining zones. This handleless design has large drawers on the dining side – perfect for having glassware, cutlery and china to hand at dinner parties.Read more:5 Things to Know Before Installing a Modular Kitchen10 Indian Kitchens on Houzz That Evoke EnvyTell us:Do you have an island unit in your kitchen? Let us know how you style it in the Comments below.