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A Guide To Designing A Contemporary Yorkshire Kitchen

Sleek German-inspired handleless kitchens are certainly experiencing their time in the spotlight. However, here at Kreativ Kitchens, we’ve always admired their elegant style and seamless functionality. With such superb practical capabilities and striking good looks, a modern handleless kitchen design could be the perfect choice for your Yorkshire home. Their minimal detailing and concealed utility create a beautiful backdrop ideal for modern open-plan living. As the popularity of handleless kitchens has grown, so has the choice of gorgeous colours and surface finishes. The wonderful variety of options available allows you to create a stunning and unique design that’s perfectly tailored to suit your taste and lifestyle. To help give you some inspiration for your project and to share with you the diverse range of styles available, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite Yorkshire kitchen interiors.


Bringing The Outdoors Into A Harrogate Kitchen

For many people, the term modern kitchen or handleless kitchen conjures up images of pristine white surfaces in a space devoid of personality and lacking in depth. Contemporary handleless kitchens have undoubtedly moved on, and the warm, nature-inspired interior below couldn’t be much further from this misconceived impression of sterility.

Rich oak woodgrain cabinets line the walls creating a sense of balance against the island dining table. The dramatic slate floor adds another layer of texture as well as cleverly referencing local Harrogate architecture. To keep the space looking clean and fresh and to retain a distinctly contemporary feel, a white worktop cuts through the design, reflecting light throughout the room. One of the most exceptional qualities of this minimal contemporary interior is the way in which it complements and accentuates the fantastic view out onto our client’s beautiful Yorkshire garden. Far from being cold and stark, a handleless kitchen offers fantastic potential to bring style and charm to even the most characterful Harrogate home.

Classic & Cosy York Kitchen

Dramatic textural woodgrain and concrete effect surfaces are fantastic for creating a striking cutting-edge interior, however, if you prefer something more understated and homely there are plenty of more subtle options available. This beautiful York kitchen sits perfectly alongside classic oak flooring, comfy armchairs and a cosy wood-burning stove, creating a wonderfully inviting space for relaxing with family and friends. One of the reasons this superb York kitchen is so successful is the ingenious two-tone colour scheme. The soft matt midnight blue kitchen island gives the space real depth and character as the warm undertones contribute to the homely atmosphere. Light grey wall units provide a graceful touch while maintaining a bright and airy feel. The two colours work in harmony to achieve the perfect sophisticated yet understated interior.

Another wonderful feature of this York kitchen is the bespoke open shelving. The shelving allows our York clients to display some of their favourite vases and ornaments which brings balance to the clean and minimal look of the handleless kitchen design. While a sleek and contemporary aesthetic sits at the heart of this stunning York kitchen, the exquisite colour scheme and beautiful detailing give it a uniquely personal and timeless finish.

Midnight Blue Handleless Kitchen

Cool & Contemporary Wakefield Kitchen

This stylish Wakefield kitchen offers impressive cooking and entertaining capabilities, with a bank of 4 AEG ovens and a centrally located Bora extraction hob that’s ideal for impressing guests seated at the breakfast bar. In parallel to the outstanding functionality of this contemporary Wakefield kitchen, breath-taking uninterrupted surfaces create a cool cutting-edge aesthetic.

In a bright kitchen flooded with plenty of natural light, a striking monochrome palette makes a superb design statement. The textured stone effect finish of the dark grey cabinets in this on-trend Wakefield kitchen adds another dimension to the colour scheme. Their organic surface quality complements the natural wood flooring and provides a perfect backdrop for the trendy industrial-style bar stools.

Modern Kitchen With Dark Finish

Luxurious & Sophisticated Halifax Kitchen

When it comes to creating a stunning contemporary handleless kitchen there really is something for everyone. Many of our Halifax clients opt for a contemporary kitchen with a truly sophisticated and glamorous vision in mind, which makes an elegant colour scheme paired with gloss and mirror finishes the perfect choice.

Beautifully illuminated by recessed downlights, the stone grey gloss tower units create a breath-taking feature in contrast to the sleek black matt island and overhead cabinets. Their elegant grey tone and glowing finish wonderfully accentuate the lavish marble flooring, while a mirrored backsplash adds an additional touch of luxury. Complete with a fabulous wine cooler, this exceptional kitchen would make a spectacular focal point to any Halifax home.


At Kreativ Kitchens, every kitchen we design, whether in Harrogate, Halifax, Wakefield, or York is completely bespoke to the taste and lifestyle of our individual client. With their remarkable functionality and breath-taking diversity, there’s undeniably more to a contemporary handleless kitchen than you might have first thought. If you’d like to know more about how we can help transform your Yorkshire home with a bespoke modern kitchen design, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0113 436 0630 or emailing us at [email protected].

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