Add value with th­ese kitchen im­prove­ments

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Plan­ning a kitchen re­vamp? No mat­ter the size, in­vest­ing in a new kitchen can be an ex­cit­ing and over­whelm­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Tips to help you cre­ate the kitchen of your dreams: De­sign and func­tion

While your kitchen should be beau­ti­ful to look at and re­flect your per­sonal style, it is equally im­por­tant that it is prac­ti­cal and func­tional too. Make sure your de­signer has a good un­der­stand­ing of your needs. Your kitchen should have a beau­ti­ful ex­te­rior and prac­ti­cal in­te­rior func­tion.

Func­tion­al­ity is key

Think ahead and plan well to en­sure that the lay­out will pro­vide short work­flows so you can work ef­fi­ciently. To min­imise the num­ber of steps you have to take, ar­range kitchen cab­i­nets ac­cord­ing to typ­i­cal work­flows to cre­ate work ar­eas or zones. In­clude zones for con­sum­ables and non-con­sum­ables, as well as clean­ing, prepa­ra­tion and cook­ing zones.

Store items right where they are needed by mak­ing use of high-qual­ity cabi­net equip­ment and in­ner di­vid­ing sys­tems to pro­vide easy ac­cess to ev­ery­day es­sen­tials.

Op­ti­mal stor­age

Cre­ate enough room for stor­age by se­lect­ing prod­ucts that op­ti­mise the avail­able space.

It is im­por­tant to have enough stor­age space to en­sure that ev­ery­thing is where it should be and is im­me­di­ately ac­ces­si­ble. Con­tem­po­rary trends show that draw­ers are more prac­ti­cal than cup­boards with shelves. Draw­ers make bet­ter use of avail­able space and pro­vide the eas­i­est ac­cess to in­te­ri­ors. Choos­ing qual­ity, han­dle-less draw­ers with su­pe­rior self-glid­ing mo­tion makes your life even eas­ier.

Durable hard­ware and top qual­ity mo­tion

Choose durable hard­ware with top qual­ity mo­tion that will en­sure your fur­ni­ture func­tions per­fectly and lasts for the life­time of the fur­ni­ture.

Spec­ify fit­tings with su­pe­rior mo­tion tech­nol­ogy.

This will en­sure sta­bil­ity, smooth run­ning ac­tion and ef­fort­less soft­clos­ing.

Drawer or­gan­i­sa­tion

Once your kitchen has been com­pleted and it's time to pack the draw­ers, spend the time ar­rang­ing the con­tents in the cor­rect zones ac­cord­ing to your lay­out.

Don't skimp on the in­te­ri­ors of your draw­ers. Good qual­ity di­vid­ing sys­tems en­able you to or­gan­ise kitchen uten­sils, knives, elec­tric gad­gets and much more, en­sur­ing that ev­ery­thing you need in a par­tic­u­lar kitchen zone is ex­actly where you want it to be. Neatly store cook­ing uten­sils or bak­ing con­sum­ables with di­viders for or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Have fun plan­ning your new kitchen! www.al­l4­women.co.za

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