Minimalist Kitchen Hardwaresby Amanda Sims
Keeping a kitchen tidy shouldn’t fall entirely on your ability to clean up—a minimalist slant to the design of the space will ensure less visual clutter before you even start cooking. When it comes to selecting kitchen cabinet hardware, for example, you can spring for “tidier” options. Knobs and long pulls are nice, but they aren’t necessary; even a traditional kitchen can do without them! Invisible kitchen cabinet hardware does exist—eureka!—so we’ve rounded up three of our favourite highly functional options.
Installed on the inside of your cabinets, a push latch is a mechanical (or magnetic) device that allows you to simply press on the cabinet door and have it spring open. No hardware is visible at all, and it will work with any most any cabinets.
Affixed to the inside wall of a cabinet, push latches are invisible from the outside.
Cabinets with integrated handles will have an inwardly beveled edge for your fingers to wrap around on one side, allowing you to pull the door open toward you. The space created by this design will appear as a clean, recessed gap between each cabinet or drawer—which you can accent with paint or a metallic band, if you like—along the top edge of any below-counter storage, and along the side or bottom edge of upper cabinets.
Best for below-counter drawers and cabinets, hidden pulls are affixed to the top edge of each door so that just a sliver juts out—some are more invisible, and others, called “edge pulls,” are just very, very minimalist—but both are easy to grasp with your fingertips and pull on.
Some edge pulls, like these brushed ones hang slightly visible over the edge of the cabinet, while others are even more minimalist.