Home Beautiful - - DESIGN FILE -

Rather than more stor­age, fo­cus on plan­ning. “I tell clients to take out ev­ery­thing they want to store in their kitchen and think about where it will go,” says Re­becca. “For ex­am­ple, plat­ters are suited to wide, shal­low draw­ers.” As a gen­eral rule, draw­ers are best for be­low the bench as they are more ac­ces­si­ble than cup­boards – soft-close mech­a­nisms, such as Blum’s Blu­mo­tion, are worth the ex­tra ex­pense. Cor­ner cup­boards are trans­formed by ro­tat­ing in­ter­nal fix­tures like Hafele’s

‘Le Mans’ unit. Slen­der pull-out pantries are pop­u­lar, al­though Carmel rec­om­mends a Blum ‘Space Tower’ in­stead. “This is a cus­tom tall tower with in­ter­nal draw­ers up to 1500mm wide to house pantry items,” she ex­plains.

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