In the planning stages of renovating or building, it’s important to consider your current and future storage and functionality requirements, whether it’s a growing household or a reducing one. Your requirements now may be very different to those over the next 15 or 20 years.
Every home is different, so think about how much you use your kitchen (whether for everyday cooking or entertaining large groups), how often you cook, the types of ingredients you use and your shopping habits. Make sure to factor in any changes that might be made or any access requirements you may need.
It is possible to maximise the space in your pantry with intelligent and practical cabinet solutions, like Blum’s SPACE TOWER. Everything is conveniently right where you need it. The SPACE TOWER cabinet can cater to your personal requirements and can have wide, high and deep pull-outs that fully extend, so you are able to reach ingredients at the very back of your pantry. This makes it ergonomic and practical for everyday access, and you will no longer waste food that is hidden in the far reaches of your pantry.
How many times have you dug deep into the back of your pantry only to find that the flour is out of date? The full-extension pull-outs of the SPACE TOWER allow for complete use and vision of the interior, and the ability to see everything from all three sides.
The same benefit can be employed across the home, with wardrobes and bathroom cabinets now able to contain additional usable space. Having a large cupboard is very beneficial, but the addition of drawers has a significant impact on the accessibility of your everyday items.
When planning a renovation or new build, aesthetics always take priority. However, with space now at a premium in so many houses, assessing storage requirements is becoming more relevant for homeowners. Blum can help you identify your storage requirements and needs with the Blum Zone Planner. This unique and interactive tool can help you assess during the planning process what storage and cabinet solutions your kitchen needs, prompting you with questions you may not have considered in the early phases of your project.
The Blum Zone Planner will provide recommendations for cabinet solutions and interior organisation based on the information you have entered, which will help you to create a clear brief for your kitchen designer.
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Originally in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly 26.1