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Clever Kitchen Storage & Accessories

The modern kitchen and bedroom is all about ergonomics (having the kitchen and bedroom work the way you want) and asthetics.  What you want is a room that is visually stunning while at the same time being extremely functional and well planned out.  When planning your kitchen or bedroom with a designer, ask them to show you how all the wonderful accessories and fittings on offer can make life in the home that little bit easier.  Below we have highlighted the most popular wireworks, drawer fittings and accessories that will help you achieve just that:
 
 

 Corner Storage Solutions

 Magic Corner - Kitchen Storage & Accessories
Magic Corner:

A magic corner as shown is typically used when there is a tight corner in a kitchen and a traditional L-shaped corner unit won't work.  However, they can often offer a better storage solution and make blind corner base units more accessible.  They work by two baskets pulling out and when the door turns to the side as shown, two more baskets come forward from the back.  Genius!
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 Corner Carousel - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Corner Carousel:

In a traditional L-shaped corner base unit a carousel can be fitted for convenience.  As the name suggests, the carousel rotates in the unit meaning that you have 360° access to all the items stored in it.  If they have one drawback it is that some space is lost as they don't fill the unit completely.  In saying that they do offer easy access to an otherwise hard to reach corner.
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 LeMans Corner - Kitchen Storage & Accessories
LeMans Corner:

Another option for corner storage is this LeMans corner.  Similar to the magic corner in that it makes use of a blind corner, you open the corner door and as you pull the fitting out it pivots and gives you complete access to all items stored.
 
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Pull Out Kitchen Wireworks
 

 Pull Out Larder - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Pull Out Larder:

Pull out larders, as shown, provide very easy access to food items.  Available in 300mm, 400mm and 500mm, when the cabinet door pulls out, baskets pull out from the cabinet meaning that you can see exactly what you have in the press.  Although capable of carrying sufficient weight, they can get a bit heavy when pulling out.  However the are extremely popular and sturdy for everyday use.
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 Tandem Larder - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Tandem Larder:

How a tandem larder differs from a pull out larder is that the cabinet door is hinged on one side of the cabinet and opens as normal.  However, there are a set of baskets on the back of the door and also inside the cabinet.  When the door is opened, the inside baskets pull to the front to allow for easy access.
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 Pull Out Baskets - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Pull Out Base:

These pull out base units are an absolute must in your kitchen.  They are especially convenient around cooking areas in the kitchen so that regularly used food items can be stored and accessed very easily.  They will also ensure that when you do your spring clean, you won't find food that you forgot you had but is now 6 months out of date.
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Pull Out Wire Baskets - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Pull Out Wire Baskets:

Basically, similar to the pull out base larder above but this time the wire baskets are on seperate runners so that they can be pulled out individually.  Being wire baskets, air can easily circulate through them meaning that even vegetables can be stored away in them.
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 Chefs Pantry - Kitchen Storage & Accessories
Chefs Pantry:

A chefs pantry offers maximum storage capacity in a double door larder.  The internal groups of baskets rotate so that you can pull whichever one you want to the front.  Extremely sturdy and convenient for food storage.
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 Pull Out Internal Drawers - Kitchen Storage & Accessories
Pull Out Internal Drawers:

Fitting individual pull out internal drawers into a larder unit is something more and more people are choosing for their kitchen.  With both a solid base and sides and the option to add higher sides they are very smooth and often a better choice than wire baskets.  For anyone who might find a pull out larder too heavy when full, these individual baskets offer the perfect alternative.
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Kitchen Drawer Fittings


 
Cutlery Drawer Insert - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Cutlery Drawer Insert:

Cutlery drawers inserts are available in solid wood (as shown) and plastic.  They are typically available in widths suitable for 400mm, 500mm, 600mm, 800mm, 900mm and 1000mm drawers.  Obviously the wider the drawer, the more sections and capacity there will be for cutlery.
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Cutlery & Utensil Drawer Insert - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Cutlery & Utensil Drawer Insert:

If you have a wide drawer in your kitchen, then it's a good idea to have a cutlery and utensil drawer insert in it.  I recommend a minimum size drawer of 800mm to ensure adequate storage space.  However they are available in 900mm and 1000mm so the wider the drawer the more storage capacity.  One wide drawer gives you approximately 18% more storage than two seperate drawers.
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Blum Corner Drawers - Kitchen Storage & Accessories  Blum Corner Drawers:

For many people, corner units can be hard to reach areas.  For anyone who doesn't want a conventional corner or a fitting like a carousel or magic corner, then Blum have created these ingenious corner kitchen drawers.  Although a degree of storage capacity is lost, you may find that the ease of access outways this loss and makes life in the kitchen that bit easier.
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Consumables Drawers - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Consumables Drawers:

If you're looking for a way to store consumable items used in everyday baking and cooking, then this consumables drawer may be the answer.  These are especially useful if there is no room for a larder or pantry in your kitchen, or where a contemporary kitchen design lends itself to more drawers than presses.  Dividers are added to seperate items and keep the drawer neat and tidy, meaning you won't be finding a tin of beans at the back of the press that went out of date six months previously.
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Pan & Pot Drawers - Kitchen Storage & Accessories  Pan Drawer:

In the modern kitchen, pan drawers are a must.  Traditionally, pots and pans were kept in kitchen presses but they are far more accessible when kept in pan drawers.  This pan drawer fitting will help you organise your pots and pans and the clever lid storage means you can stack them in to each other and keep the lids seperate, saving you time and energy. 
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Plate Drawer Organiser - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Plate Drawer Organiser:

Available in various forms, these plate drawer organiser are a great way to store all your crockery.  This one pictured is particularly useful as it comes with individual holders that can be removed when you are either taking plates out or putting them away.  Imagine this.  You are emptying the dishwasher, you bring the holders over beside you, put the plate into them and then place them back into the drawer.  Brilliant!!
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Undersink Drawer - Kitchen Storage & Accessories Under Sink Drawer Solution:

Ever wondered if there was a better way of making use of the unit under your kitchen sink.  Well now there is!  This undersink drawer has various compartments that allows you to store items such as detergents, cloths and cleaning products which means no more searching at the back of the press.  A recess in the centre of the top drawer allows for the sink bowl and waste pipes with the bottom drawer being a full drawer where even a small waste bin can be fitted.
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