The kitchen is a special room. It is a place where not only aesthetics counts, but also ergonomics.
Already at the design stage it is necessary to consider how modern solutions can facilitate everyday activities, and at the same time ensure the desired visual effect. This is particularly important for smaller kitchens.
Regardless of the layout of the room and the chosen method of its arrangement, some problems remain unchanged; in particular, they concern the storage of essential equipment and the proper lighting. It is worth taking advantage of intelligent solutions which allow you to take full advantage of the available space, thus ensuring not only high functionality, but also an attractive appearance.
Drawers always to hand
Thinking about the perfect kitchen, first of all we imagine a room where everything has its place, but at the same time none of the kitchen utensils is very obtrusive. Unfortunately, chaos is not easy to control, especially if you do not have too much space at your disposal. Even custom-made furniture might not give the desired result. In order to achieve the best effect, it is advisable to use solutions which have been developed with reliability and full use of floor space in mind.
Order in the kitchen is mainly afforded by drawers, where we store most of the basic items. “We wanted to create a universal system which would fit in with every project, and at the same time guarantee full functionality” says Marcin Sałek, coordinator of the construction department in GTV. “The ultra-thin side panel of the Axis drawer creates additional space. The slide allows the drawer to be fully extended, which makes chores much easier, especially in small rooms. Additional advantages are the load capacity - up to 40 kg - and silent closing system, ensuring convenience of use at any time, without worrying about waking up the other household members” he adds.
The most-important feature of systems used in kitchens should be the ability to adapt them to any project. If we decide to choose the best solutions, it will not be necessary to make any compromises in this matter. “Both the drawers in the Axis line and the Modern Box provide many possibilities of arrangement” assures Marcin Sałek. “They not only allow you to create a complete kitchen, but also take advantage of unusual space, such as under the oven or sink. With the traditional approach, we would have to waste it, and that means losing space which can be used in a practical way”.
Details are important
When creating a functional kitchen, it is equally important to have the features which allow you to take full advantage of its potential. One of them is hinges - this is one of the components most-often used in designed kitchens, and the selection of the simplest configuration can spoil even the most-elaborate design. “Therefore, it is worth opting for the Solid Plus system”, urges Marcin Sałek. “Silent-closing technology significantly increases the convenience of use, and eccentric adjustment facilitates the realignment of hinges after they are screwed on”.
It is important how you organise the space created in this way. It is worth taking an interest in simple but effective solutions which help you to control the chaos. One of these is drawer inserts. They don't have to resemble the unattractive, plastic organisers to date not popular. These recommended by GTV are distinguished by their elegance and class. The range includes products made of beech wood. The same form can be taken by foil holders or bevels for holding spices.
When designing a kitchen, it is important to think about the right lighting. The convenience of housework and the final visual effect will depend on it. The solutions applied can also have a big impact on electricity bills. “It is important to illuminate the workplace adequately”, says Marcin Sałek. “In addition, it is also essential to bear in mind daylight. It can be very attractive visually”. Glax profiles for LED tapes will prove to be extremely functional, and at the same time guarantee a brilliant effect, emphasising the natural beauty of furniture. With regard to the technology applied, they will also guarantee energy efficiency, and a long service life.