There is so much consideration that goes into kitchen design, but often storage solutions are overlooked in favour of aesthetics. The Studio Collection, suppliers of world-class kitchen finishes, has shared some unique insights into how new designs can maximise on both storage while maintaining quality kitchen designs.
Key storage insights by Klyne Maharaj of The Studio Collection
It seems like almost every person who’s renovating or building a kitchen all but completely ignores their cupboard interiors. So much time is spent labouring over exterior finishes and designs, when the hardest working part of your kitchen – the cupboard interiors themselves – doesn’t benefit from the same level of consideration. It’s not surprising then that you often hear the owners of newly-built kitchens still complain about storage space after the job is complete.
There’s an easy way to overcome this challenge with integrated storage solutions. A brilliant way to maximise your storage within a cupboard, and aid in organising it at the same time, is to invest in furniture-storage solutions such as pull-out larders, baskets and integrated bins. Using mechanisms like these not only helps maximise the storage space within your cupboards, but they also ensure that nothing is getting lost at the back of your cupboards. Solutions like this are particularly useful for corner units and pantry cupboards, two of the biggest culprits when it comes to chaos and hoarding.
The beauty of these mechanisms is that you don’t have to build a brand-new kitchen to fit them – you can find a size that fits your existing cupboard and retrofit a larder, basket or bin of your choice. It’s a low-effort but high-impact upgrade that will transform your kitchen instantly.
As with all kitchen hardware, it’s worth getting the best possible – we recommend Sige hardware. It’s cleverly designed, great looking and made to a high standard of quality in Italy. Exterior beauty is important, but don’t forget about the small things that make a huge difference in your daily life!
Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions, said visitor’s to this year’s Decorex Joburg can discover even more innovative kitchen solutions at the feature, Kitchen Design Project by Studio Collection: “The Studio Collection will welcome leading artisans and suppliers – including Eagle Shopfitters, UHD Kitchens and Meraki Studio – to craft modern kitchen settings that demonstrate dominating trends and feature the latest in kitchen appliances.”
Alongside the Kitchen Design Project by Studio Collection, the 2019 Decorex Joburg exhibition programme boasts a number of inspired installations which touch on this year’s theme, ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’. These include:
• Designer Spotlight with Donald Nxumalo Interiors
• InStudio Trend Theatre by ABSA
• Children’s Playroom & Décor Project
• The Lighting Project by Streamlights
• Decorex Urban Living Trend House by Mobelli Furniture + Living
• The Trend Kitchen with Slavin and Company
• The Bathroom Project
• Jacobs Gourmet Cooking Theatre built by OLLO Kitchen Designs
• The Rummery & Gin Garden
• Dine & Design Restaurant + Bar by Colette Living Interior Design
• Chocolate & Wine Pairing Theatre by Chocoloza
• The Harvest Table
• The Illy Experience
• #withlovefromDecorex featuring Enza Home
• Paint Nite with Yaymaker
• Fabric Trend Bar by U&G Fabrics
• 2-Day Pop-up market in collaboration with Linden Market
DECOREX SA 2019 DETAILS
7 – 11 August 2019
10am – 6pm daily
Gallagher Convention Centre
Public holiday: 9 August
Trade-focused days: 7 – 8 August 2019
Ticket Prices: Adults – R120
Student/Pensioners – R100
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R100
Exhibitor – R100
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