Kitchen design idea – How to use them, and why getting the details right is so important
Does the thought of working in your kitchen make you sigh, instead of getting you excited about heading in there and making a great meal? When it comes to creating a quality kitchen it all boils down to getting a number of things right in the kitchen design stage, such as layout, storage and appliances – and making sure all the details that go into these kitchen design elements are also right.
Often, however, people can become so fixated on sorting out the overall look of their new kitchen that they forget about some of the finer details. In this article our Auckland kitchen designer takes a look at one kitchen design idea that can make all the difference in achieving a kitchen that lives up to the requirements of your lifestyle.
The two sides to the kitchen design story
Designing a new kitchen or a kitchen renovation is a major undertaking in any home. Therefore, it’s important to get every aspect of it right, so your kitchen can stay looking good and functioning perfectly for many years to come. After all, there’s probably nothing more irritating than a kitchen where something does not work properly.
So there are two sides to every kitchen design – the inside and the outside. For example, even if you know exactly how you want your kitchen cabinets to look on the outside, do you know how they will function on the inside?
Answering that question in the kitchen planning stage includes looking at how to achieve the optimal opening and closing motion for the doors of your kitchen cabinets. If you don’t think this is such a big deal, just try living for a while with loud slamming kitchen cabinet doors or doors that don’t close properly and see how you feel then.
A quality kitchen is more than just skin deep
Throughout Auckland kitchen manufacturer Elite Kitchens and Cabinets almost 60 years in the business of designing, manufacturing and installing kitchens, we’ve sought to provide our clients with the highest quality product – one that both looks good and functions well.
The kitchen is the room in the home that people use the most, so there’s no point in having a good-looking kitchen if it’s annoying to use. That’s why we ensure that the quality and aesthetic appeal of our custom-made kitchen cabinetry is more than just skin deep. The same amount of thought and planning that we put into the overall design and manufacture of our kitchens also goes into our choice of cabinetry hardware, such as door hinges, drawer runners and door stops.
How to make smart choices in kitchen hardware
So where does one start when making hardware choices that will ensure the smart, functional operation of the kitchen cabinetry for the life of your kitchen? For us at Elite Kitchens and Cabinets the answer is easy – Blum, the world-renown German designer and manufacturer of high-quality hardware for kitchen cabinetry. Blum shares our ideals for quality and aesthetic appeal – and designs their hardware accordingly.
Soft, effortlessly closing kitchen cabinet doors
With Blum’s CLIP top BLUMOTION hinges, slamming kitchen cabinet doors are a thing of the past. CLIP top BLUMOTION brings together innovative technology, award-winning design and enhanced user convenience within the smallest space. That’s because with BLUMOTION the previously separate dampening system has now been seamlessly integrated into the hinge boss itself.
A deactivation switch for small or light doors and an improved pivot point for heavy doors also ensure that any sized door opens smoothly. And the adjustable hinges prevent doors from knocking against each other, making it possible to achieve a smaller gap between the doors – a significant consideration in a small kitchen design. In this video you can see how CLIP top BLUMOTION guarantees soft and effortless closing.
Want to know more about innovative Blum hardware? Ask your Auckland kitchen manufacturer
Besides superb hinges, Blum offers a number of other high-quality products for smart kitchen designs. As proud distributors of Blum hardware, Elite Kitchens and Cabinets can incorporate their innovative products in the design of your kitchen too.
So, give us a call on 09 298 8388 to discuss your kitchen design requirements – or pop into our Auckland kitchen showroom at 64 Hunua Road in Papakura to talk to one of our in-house kitchen designers about how using high-quality Blum hardware can achieve the kitchen of your dreams.