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Storage needs should be managed first by your individual requirements, then by the incorporationof ergonomic considerations and the location of plannedwork zones. A well-designed storage solution makes the best use of the space available (rather than the most) and provides easyaccess to items at their point of use.

Before you decide on a new kitchen, you should make sure that there is sufficient space for everything that you want to store in your kitchen. Many kitchen buyers realise too late that they need more storage space.You can avoid this problem by determining how much storage space you will need before kitchen planning begins.

More space using pull-outs with more storage volume

Using higher backs and closed side walls, pull-outs can be equipped so that they hold more items. It enables you to gain as much as 55% more storage space per pull-out.

More space using pull-outs with more storage volume

More space using pull-outs with more storage volume

More storage space using wider cabinets

Instead of two individual, narrow cabinets, you should choose one wide cabinet. The missing side walls gain you approx. 18% more room to store items.

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More storage space using wider cabinets

 

More storage space using additional drawers

Higher work surfaces – for corresponding body types – means improved ergonomics in the kitchen. At the same time, you can store more in a drawer and thus gain up to 22% more storage space.

More storage space using additional drawers

More storage space using additional drawers

More storage using a larger cabinet depth

Deeper cabinets give you up to 30% more storage space.

More storage using a larger cabinet depth

More storage using a larger cabinet depth

Internal organisation

If stored items are organised then finding and accessing them becomes easier and quicker. ORGA-LINE inner dividing systems make drawers and pull-outs perfect places to store items. Keeping things flexible: Cross and lateral dividers are easily adjustable

Internal organisation

Internal organisation

Design Tips

  • Storage needs should be managed according to your requirements, incorporatingergonomic considerations and the location of planned work zones
  • Items should be stored in the work zonesin which they will be used
  • Those items that are used together should be stored together
  • It is recommended that heavy equipmentbe stored in lower spaces where it can besafely retrieved
  • With all food for cooking and bakingprepared in this area, the preparationzone is the pivotal point in the kitchen
  • Pantries can be positioned at the perimeter of the kitchen layout and canhave slimmer shelves and cabinets, whichoften make it easier to see stored items
  • The sink and the sink cabinet, as wellas the dishwasher, are located in the centre of the clean-up zone. This zone is frequently used and therefore should be well planned and organised
  • Different styles of drawer runners,different heights and depths to drawers,corner drawers, drawer inserts forspecial-use items, full-extension drawersand handle-free options are all itemstoday’s designers have at their disposal
  • Aim to have flexibility in the storagesolution — avoid over-customising (forexample, do not measure and plan for theplacement of every current gadget, platterand food packet). Families grow (andgrow up), new appliances are purchasedand occasionally extra storage willbe required for special occasionsand celebrations.
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