Times change – so do kitchen standards
Everyone nowadays wants a kitchen that looks good and is equipped with high quality appliances. Fortunately today’s kitchens can provide so much more than that. The modern kitchen can be customized to individual needs and lifestyles. The result: Optimal room utilization and quality of motion. Experience has shown that most people keep a kitchen for approximately 20 years. That’s why it pays to carefully consider your needs and wants before entering into the buying process. After all, the kitchen is also the room that we frequent most often. It should be looked upon as a fun place, a place where we want to be. This is exactly what Blum’s DYNAMIC SPACE sets out to achieve.
PLANNING SUFFICIENT STORAGE SPACE
Most kitchen buyers realize too late that they need more storage space. This can be avoided by using the Blum Zone Planner to determine how much storage space is needed before kitchen planning begins.
PLANNING IN FIVE KITCHEN ZONES
All well planned kitchens start out by first planning the individual kitchen work zones. The five DYNAMIC SPACE kitchen zones include (arranged clockwise for right-handed people): Consumables, Non-consumables, Cleaning, Preparation and Cooking. Their allocation and setup are then customized to your personal requirements and workflows.
AVOIDING SHELVES IN BASE CABINETS
The use of shelves in base cabinets is poor ergonomics. It makes it very difficult to find items as it’s impossible to gain an overview of the entire cabinet contents. It’s quite common for a kitchen user to have to bend and stretch when searching for something. Equally they frequently have to remove the contents at the front in order to get to the items at the back. Drawers and pull-outs, on the other hand, provide a good overview and direct access.
SELECT FULL EXTENSIONS
Full extension drawers and pull-outs offer an added bonus with regards to comfort. In contrast to normal 3/4 extending (“single extension”) drawers they have a significant advantage in that they ensure a complete view and unhindered access – all the way to the back.
Perfect FUNCTION with QUALITY OF MOTION
High quality Blum fitting solutions provide perfect motion in the kitchen. The goal is to turn the opening and closing of furniture into a truly unique experience.