Design focus: Storage features

The days of kitchen storage just providing somewhere to pack your utensils, packets, cans and jars are very much a thing of the past. Modern kitchen storage not only makes inspired use of all the available space, but it also plays a key role in your kitchen’s overall appearance, and, there is now a huge variety of creative and stylish storage options to help you design your dream kitchen.

Show off your storage

Pantries are fast becoming an ever-present in the modern kitchen. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or a spice enthusiast, pantries are a fashionable and practical way to display your collection.

Taking the pantry a step further, space towers can be designed entirely to your taste, complementing your kitchen’s look. Stoneham’s dynamic space towers utilise Legrabox framed drawers, each with a huge 40kg weight capacity, and the option of glass sides for even easier visibility and access.

Floor and countertop space saving

If you’re someone who regularly cooks for a large family or enjoys catering for lots of guests, you’ll need as much countertop space as possible. Appliances which would typically take up work surface space, such as microwaves and coffee machines, can be built into your walls or units, or even hidden behind a sliding or roller door when not in use.

Having built-in storage for your waste and recycling, rather than stand-alone bins, is a great way to save on floor space. Typically, bins are not the most pleasing on the eye, so keeping them hidden also helps maintain you kitchen’s aesthetic.

Small but effective storage spaces

When designing your kitchen, positioning large appliances and units will obviously take priority, and this will inevitably create a number of small spaces around your kitchen which, previously, might have gone unused. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can set even the tightest of spaces to work, perhaps with a narrow spice rack or concealed pull-out towel rail.

Keep it Cool

If you like a crisp glass of sauvignon blanc with your meal, why not incorporate a dedicated wine chiller in your kitchen island? Wine bottles can take up a lot of space in your fridge, so a wine chiller frees up more room for essentials. You’ll need somewhere to keep your wine at the right temperature after the bottle’s been opened too and a wine cooler built into your table or counter is an elegant feature sure to get plenty of use and admiration when friends come to visit.

Finishing Touches

While the primary purpose of storage is function, features and fashion are also important. Under-surface and interior lighting can really make your final product pop, while also making it easier to see the contents of your cupboards and drawers.

Our Servo-drive drawers and high fronted pull-outs open and close automatically with a light touch or handle pull using an optional electrical drive. Combining this with our soft close technology adds to your kitchen’s sleek finish by ensuring your drawers close silently every time.

So there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to deciding on your kitchen storage, which is why we have a wide range of exciting options to help make your kitchen as functional as it is beautiful.

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