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.