A kitchen can be as beautiful as it is practical
Kitchens have to prove themselves during everyday activities for up to 20 years; a well equipped kitchen can lesson the work load and support kitchen users in their daily tasks. That’s why it pays to carefully consider your personal shopping, cooking and storage requirements and how you will use your kitchen day-to-day. It’s too late to change a kitchen once it has been installed. Blum wants to help ensure practicality is addressed during the planning process, not after.
What makes kitchens practical? Kitchens come in for heavy duty use so you soon find out what makes them practical. Our Requirement Research has shown that practical kitchens have three essential features: Simple workflows, optimal space usage and top quality motion.
In short, workflow, space and motion. DYNAMIC SPACE delivers ideas for practical kitchens. It has well-thought-out products for top functionality in every kitchen; solutions such as the SPACE TOWER larder unit or the SPACE CORNER cabinet which are tailored to kitchen users’ needs; and know-how that can come in very handy in the early planning phase. Be inspired!
Consider your everyday kitchen activities and arrange your kitchen to suit. When everything is stored where you use it, you will save time and shorten travel distances within the kitchen. This is achieved by dividing your kitchen into five zones; consumables, non consumables, cleaning, preparation and cooking. Storing frequently used items in their respective zone at easy to reach heights ensures optimal workflow.
Everything should be easily accessible. Equip base cabinets in your kitchen with drawers and pull-outs which are fully extendable instead of doors. They are far more ergonomic and provide easy access to interiors. You no longer need to bend down and dig out things from the back of the cabinet. In addition, if interiors are well organised with an internal dividing system you have clear visibility of all contents.
Storage space requirements differ from person to person. Practical kitchens have enough storage space! Make sure that there is room for everything in your new kitchen by considering your cooking and shopping habits and lifestyle.
One of the most important goals of kitchen design is to make the most of the space available. Cabinets with greater depth, high pull-outs with closed side panels and far sighted planning create extra space that would otherwise be wasted. Well thought out cabinet solutions help to ensure all available space is utilised to its full potential – innovative Blum cabinet solutions including the SPACE CORNER, Sink Drawer, and SPACE TOWER (pantry) create additional usable space.
The quality of a kitchen does not depend on surface finishes alone. High quality fittings technology brings enhanced user convenience and top quality motion to kitchens. Kitchen cabinets, drawers and pull-outs which are easy to open, even when fully loaded can close silently making a beautiful kitchen practical. Blum’s motion technologies; silent and effortless BLUMOTION soft close, and opening support systems SERVO-DRIVE (electric) and TIP-ON (mechanic), bring high comfort and top quality motion.
Quality of motion is the driving force behind the entire development and manufacturing process of Blum products. The result: function that fascinates users worldwide and a guarantee of high quality of motion for the lifetime of the furniture.
Experience the full range of Blum cabinet hardware solutions and learn more about the science behind your perfect kitchen at a Blum showroom. Find your nearest showroom at www.blum.com.au