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 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.
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 using a larger cabinet depth
Deeper cabinets give you up to 30% more storage space.
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
- Storage needs should be managed according to your requirements, incorporating ergonomic considerations and the location of planned work zones
- Items should be stored in the work zones in which they will be used
- Those items that are used together should be stored together
- It is recommended that heavy equipment be stored in lower spaces where it can be safely retrieved
- With all food for cooking and baking prepared in this area, the preparation zone is the pivotal point in the kitchen
- Pantries can be positioned at the perimeter of the kitchen layout and can have slimmer shelves and cabinets, which often make it easier to see stored items
- The sink and the sink cabinet, as well as 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 for special-use items, full-extension drawers and handle-free options are all items today’s designers have at their disposal
- Aim to have flexibility in the storage solution — avoid over-customising (for example, do not measure and plan for the placement of every current gadget, platter and food packet). Families grow (and grow up), new appliances are purchased and occasionally extra storage will be required for special occasions and celebrations.