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Smart storage ideas from Blum
A world leader in kitchen fittings and storage systems, Blum has conducted intensive research into the use of kitchens and best use of the volume of the kitchen cabinet.
Blum UK Marketing Director, David Sanders, says that "functional cabinets" are the way to go: "We buy a refrigerator or an oven for a specific purpose, so why shouldn't every kitchen cabinet have a specific storage purpose," he asks.
"The watchwords for base units are 'no shelves' - all full extension drawers and pull-outs thus achieving 'total access'. By planning a kitchen interior along these lines you will gain up to 55% additional storage over conventional kitchens and automatically create an ergonomically efficient layout - what Blum calls Dynamic Space".
So using units like Blum's unique Space Corner and clever drawers like under-sink and pan drawers all help. Perfect runner systems like Blum's high load bearing Tandem (65kg) runners and automatic opening systems like the Blum Servo-Drive are all important considerations for new kitchens.
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4th November 2011