New kitchen, new happiness

7 minutes

Hoechst, Austria

Alexandra Becker is not happy with her kitchen. There’s not enough storage space, she can’t see what’s inside her cabinets, the doors get in the way and what’s more, it looks a bit old fashioned. In short, the kitchen isn’t practical and Alex doesn’t like it any more. The time is ripe for a makeover.

Five problem areas and possible solutions

Alex is not only unhappy about the outdated design. In a conversation with her cabinet maker she mentioned five points that slow her down and make daily routines more complicated than necessary.

Click on Alex’s problem areas to go directly to each challenge.

1. Annoying wall cabinet doors

The doors get in the way when open and Alex has to watch out that she doesn’t hit her head.

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2. Untidy drawers

Alex always has to hunt for the right knife and cooking utensils, which really gets on her nerves!

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3. Hard-to-reach groceries

Alex often has to remove items to get to things at the back of her impractical larder cupboard.

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4. Messy spices and bottles of oil and vinegar

Alex likes to use spices to create tasty dishes. The problem is finding them in her cluttered kitchen cupboard!

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5. Little space and disorganised under-sink unit

Chaos under the sink. The waste bin, cleaning materials, etc. have all been crammed into the cupboard and storage space is wasted.

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Kitchen remodelling takes careful planning

Alex not only consulted her local cabinet maker who produced refurbishment drawings for her. She also visited Blum’s showroom, where she did a kitchen test drive to check the suitability of the preliminary design. Small changes with a big impact were quickly made to give Alex her new dream kitchen.

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Happy again – thanks to a complete refurbishment

Obviously, the makeover didn’t just happen with a snap of her fingers: Alexandra’s cabinet maker did a fantastic job. She’s not only happy with the design (a U-shaped kitchen with sleek dark fronts) but also with the high functionality of the individual areas. “All my wishes have come true. My new kitchen is ergonomic, everything runs like clockwork and what’s more, the new colour is really elegant,” says the 37-year-old.

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Happy again – thanks to a complete refurbishment

Obviously, the makeover didn’t just happen with a snap of her fingers: Alexandra’s cabinet maker did a fantastic job. She’s not only happy with the design (a U-shaped kitchen with sleek dark fronts) but also with the high functionality of the individual areas. “All my wishes have come true. My new kitchen is ergonomic, everything runs like clockwork and what’s more, the new colour is really elegant,” says the 37-year-old.

Freedom of movement thanks to wall cabinets with lift systems

Overhead cupboards with lift systems maximise freedom of movement: the innovative AVENTOS bi-fold lift system folds up and out of the user’s way and provides easy access to interiors. Thanks to the SERVO-DRIVE electrical motion support system by Blum, the cabinet opens at a single touch and closes with supreme ease at the press of a switch.

Beautifully organised drawers

Practical LEGRABOX drawers and matching AMBIA-LINE inner dividers ensure that kitchen utensils, chopping boards and bowls are always within easy reach. The AMBIA-LINE knife holder securely holds up to nine knives and can be positioned as desired. No more hunting for things.

Groceries at your fingertips

SPACE TOWER by Blum inspires with full extension pull-outs that can be opened individually – giving you easy access to contents from the front and both sides. It provides plenty of space for groceries, each pull-out can be laden with up to 70 kg and comes in all widths, heights and depths to fit the space and meet requirements. 

Spices, oil and vinegar exactly where they should be

Spices are nice and tidy and easily accessible in the AMBIA-LINE spice holder in a pull-out. Matching inner dividers securely hold bottles of vinegar and oil and ensure that they’re easily to hand. Ideally, you should keep these items where you’ll need them for cooking – in other words, close to the hob and main worktop.

Organised under-sink unit with ample storage space

Another much-used task zone in the kitchen is the sink area: sponges, brushes, tabs, dishcloths and washing-up liquid take up a lot of space. The U-shaped pull-out by Blum makes full use of the space to the left and right of the sink and creates additional storage space. It organises the things you need every day, ensures that everything is within easy reach and keeps worktops clear. A waste system provides additional organisation for under-sink units.

Advantages at a glance

  • All wall cabinets have been fitted with lift systems

  • All drawers and pull-outs have inner dividing systems

  • Groceries are easily accessible and kept in one place

  • Spices, oil and vinegar are immediately to hand

  • Organised sink area with extra storage space

  • Workflow taken into account

  • Opening support system for enhanced convenience

  • Modern, handle-free design

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