When planning a new kitchen, choosing the right storage solutions for you is essential to ensuring your kitchen is perfect for your lifestyle.
For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of the home- a central meeting point, a place where we cook, socialise, relax and dine as a family- so it’s important to create a well-organised space that’s a pleasure to use but also assists our increasingly busy lifestyles.
Take a walk around your current kitchen and think about what works and what doesn’t. Where should things ideally be placed for a better flow? It makes sense to keep plates near the dishwasher for easy unloading, baking trays close to the oven for cooking and condiments beside the hob for instant seasoning. These are all the things that can be put in place once you begin to plan your new kitchen.
Space management and zoning
With the open-plan kitchen trend set to stay, meaning the kitchen is always on show as part of the living/dining space, it’s never been more important to keep preparation areas clutter free and presentable.
Your first step to planning storage is to start by breaking the space down in to different zones for different activities- prepping, cooking, washing, dining, relaxing and even working. Think about all the items that come with these activities that will require an appropriate storage solution, such as fresh food and dry ingredients, to crockery and cookware, right through to stationery, laptops, DVDs and children’s toys if you have an open-plan scheme. From planning these zones, you’ll soon see how your storage can work to maximise the space available and the efficiency of each area.
Let’s start from the inside out…
Modern-day pantries are the perfect solution for dried foods and tea and coffee canisters, which would otherwise take up valuable worktop space.
Double-door larders and breakfast cupboards can even be used to house the toaster, coffee machine and condiments with cold marble or granite surfaces perfect for pastry rolling.
Larders and pull-outs
Kitchen larders are making a major comeback as more of us cook and entertain at home, meaning an increase in the demand for dedicated food storage. Equipped with anti-slip shelves, effortless action and soft-close doors and drawers, the focus is on easy access and efficient ergonomics.
From pull-out larders, to tandem larders and swing larders, each is designed to maximise storage capacity in a single unit, making the contents easy and quick to access.
Corner units can be tricky to maneuver, with the contents difficult to access, but with the clever storage solutions available there’s no excuse for leaving pots and pans hidden away to be forgotten.
Our Kesseböhmer LeMans are the perfect solution for your corner base units. These easy-action carousels can rotate 360˚ and swivel out from the cabinet when the door is opened, making it quick and easy to find that elusive colander. They can also be used to store small appliances such as juicers, blenders and mixers, which frees up space on the worktop.
Whether you have shallow drawers for cutlery, or deep drawers for pots and pans, we have a wide range of inserts available to keep your utensils and crockery organised.
Deep pan drawers are perfect for bulky and awkwardly shaped pots and pans, cutlery inserts are ideal for cutlery and utensils, peg systems and plate holders can be used to keep crockery in place. Bespoke designs are also available, from personalised spice racks to engraved wooden bread bins.
Rubbish disposal and recycling
Rubbish bins aren’t always the most glamorous addition to a kitchen and sometimes your room just doesn’t have the floor space or the perfect place to host a standalone bin. Then, if having a rubbish bin on your floor wasn’t bad enough, recycling also needs it’s own storage space, unless you want to carry it outside to the large bin every time. That’s why we’ve come up with the perfect solution to storing your rubbish and recycling.
Our pull-out bin solutions make it easier than ever to keep your rubbish out of sight and out of mind. With different compartments for different types of waste and neatly integrated in to a kitchen unit, you can store away your rubbish and keep your recycling efficiently sorted.
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