Use every inch of space

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Don't waste an inch of space and get the most out of every corner! Creating valuable storage space can be a challenge, particularly in small apartments. Here are some simple tips to help you create more space for provisions, pots, crockery and cooking utensils. Overflowing cabinets will finally be a thing of the past!

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A peek behind the door reveals that you can fit far more into well-thought-out cabinet interiors. These minor optimisations allow you to pack far more into the same footprint.

1) Close the sides

Use the full depth of the cabinet and opt for pull-outs instead of shelves. Make sure the drawers have closed sides and a high back. This makes it easier to stack items and prevents them from falling out of drawers.

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In contrast to drawers with open sides, closed sides allow you to increase the storage capacity by up to 55%.

2) The deeper the better

You can put deep drawers to better use and create more storage the greater the extension. Your cabinet maker can implement pull-outs with a depth of up to a 65 centimetres.

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Comparing two pull-outs of different depths reveals storage gains of up to 30%.

3) Width is key

If you have the choice, opt for a few wide pull-outs over a lot of narrow drawers. This frees up space that would otherwise be required for drawer and furniture side panels.

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Using one wide pull-out instead of two narrow pull-outs creates up to 15% more storage space.

4) Think about your own specific needs

Every household is unique. Storage space requirements are very individual and depend on your habits, the size of your household and your lifestyle. Ideally, you should consider what items you want to store, where you'll store them and how much space you'll need for them right from the furniture planning stage. Label every drawer on your kitchen plan with what it should contain. Then you won't forget to incorporate a high pull-out for bottles, for example.

5) Use every nook and cranny

Leftover crevices? This narrow cabinet turns leftover gaps into valuable storage space – ideal for things like vinegar and oil bottles. SPACE TWIN is available in widths of 15-20 cm.

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The narrow pull-outs are ideal for spices and bottles but even baking trays and cutting boards can be stored with ease.

6) Reinvent the larder

The SPACE TOWER storage wonder featuring inner pull-outs that can be opened individually replaces a pantry and has space for provisions for the whole family. It can be implemented in various widths (from 30 cm right through to 120 cm) to meet your requirements. The design of this cabinet also proves useful in lots of other areas of the home – be it in the bathroom, the hallway or the utility room.

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Provisions for an average family can be stored with ease in the SPACE TOWER.

7) Embrace creative solutions

Just a few extra inches can work wonders. Declutter your worktop with a clever U-shaped pull-out that makes use of the storage space to the left and right of the sink. It's ideal for storing cleaning bottles, tabs and brushes. Obviously, the same applies to the bathroom cabinet.

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The U-shaped sink pull-out puts an end to the troublesome chaos on the worktop.

8) Reach new heights

Why not create extra storage space behind toe kicks and give yourself easy access to wall cabinets? The SPACE STEP plinth solution combines these advantages and also provides a practical step for children, making it easier and safer for them to help out at home.

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SPACE STEP provides a practical step and allows you to maximise storage from ceiling to floor.

9) Create additional space for small items

Hidden behind high fronts, inner drawers are true storage wonders. You will be delighted with the extra space for all the small utensils that accumulate over the years.

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Odds and ends are kept nice and tidy above the cutlery drawer.

10) Don't let chaos in

Once you've created enough storage space, you need to organise interiors and make contents easily accessible. Practical AMBIA-LINE frames and utensil dividers allow you to make full use of your storage space and keep items nice and tidy.

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A few thoughtfully positioned frames can bring order to chaos.

As you can see, just a few small changes can make a big difference. Clever cabinet solutions in particular open up new opportunities to make optimal use of the space available. Keep a lookout for these and ask about them when buying furniture.

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