When it comes to your kitchen design, choosing smart storage is essential for making the most out of your space.

Whether you’re looking to maximise storage for all your cooking essentials, or you’re looking to make everyday kitchen life a little easier, we have a wide range of solutions to suit every kitchen. From larders that gently pull every item into view, to corner units that make use of every inch of your cupboard space, our clever solutions take the stress out storage.

We asked David, our Head of Storage at Second Nature, to answer some of the top frequently asked questions when it comes to kitchen storage, to help you when considering the best solutions for your space!


1. What is the difference between the Magic Corners and the LeMans?

Magic Corners and LeMans are the most popular options for maximising the space in a corner storage unit, helping you to reach even the darkest corners of your cabinets. Magic Corners are fixed to the back of the door and swing out simultaneously as your cupboard is opened. 


However, we have seen more people opt for the LeMans. Unlike Magic Corners, the LeMans is a separate unit that sits in your cabinet. Once the door is opened you can pull out the LeMans independently which provides a smoother motion and brings the whole shelf within easy reach. The LeMans is also a more cost-effective product making it a real crowd-pleaser. 

2. How can I make the most of my wall untis when I can barely reach the top space?

The Kesseböhmer iMove pull-down shelf is the perfect solution for this problem! Fitted with a handle that hangs at a reachable height, the iMove allows you to comfortably pull down the contents of your cupboard towards you and within easy reach, giving you effortless access to upper shelves.

The solution comes in a variety of widths and heights to seamlessly fit within different cupboards. Plus, like many Kesseböhmer products, the iMove shelf can be easily retro-fitted, so if you’re not renovating your kitchen right now, you can still consider the shelving unit for your current cabinets!


3. Are there any affordable options for larder units?

Our Tandem larder range offers a variety of options for different budgets. For a more affordable option, the Tandem Side system is a fantastic solution, featuring double visibility of your items with shelving displayed to the front and the inside of the cabinet. By doing so, everyday tasks such as unloading groceries and meal prepping are made easier. Not to mention, food waste is dramatically reduced as items cannot be lost or forgotten at the back of the shelves.

The Tandem Side is also cleverly engineered to ensure the weight of your food stuff is transferred directly onto the cabinet and avoids causing stress to your doors or hinges. 


4. What colour options are there for kitchen storage solutions?

Historically, storage items were only available in Silver or Chrome, however darker colours are becoming ever more popular for modern kitchen designs. Our new Anthracite finish, available in two sleek styles (Anthracite Style and Arena Pure) is a dark grey tone that suits both traditional and contemporary kitchens. The finish can also coordinate with contemporary kitchen drawers, as well as other items in your kitchen such as waste bins and cutlery inserts. 

5. Is there a way to make a room feel bigger, without losing storage space?

Particularly in smaller areas such as utility rooms, cabinetry can sometimes make your space feel cramped. The Kesseböhmer YouK is a bespoke open-plan shelving system that is incredibly versatile and can be crafted to the size and shape of a room to fully maximise the storage opportunities. We regularly see YouK used in replacement of furniture, as well as independent shelving for kitchens, laundry rooms, and even home offices!

Check out the images below to see how effective using YouK storage solutions can be.

6. Are Kesseböhmer products worth the money?

In any industry there are always cheaper alternatives, but as with most things in life the phrase “you get what you pay for” really does apply. If you’re unsure of what the best options are for your upcoming renovation or kitchen refresh, we would recommend talking to your local Second Nature specialist, who will be able to offer their considered opinion and help you to explore all of the possibilities for your unique space.

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