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How to Get Your Home Ready to Host the Best Parties… Storage

From atmospheric lighting to hidden storage, consider all the ingredients for entertaining
   EKBB Magazine  |  written on: 06-11-2021 15:00pm

One of the most important aspects of your kitchen is storage. It plays such an important role whether you have a large or more modest sized room. There are many intuitive space saving ideas which use the latest technology or showcase well-thought-out design ideas such as folding pocket doors, remote controlled shutter doors, ergonomic soft close cabinetry and built-in countertop storage. Think carefully about how you work in your kitchen, how much room you need to keep utensils and cookware, and then position storage in the most efficient places. “Invest in personalised storage solutions for your cupboards and drawers so it meets your own personal needs. Pull-out drawers and cabinets will give you much easier access to the items kept at the back,” explains Bernard Otulakowski, managing director at SieMatic UK.

Get the looks…

Smart thinking  
Drawer space is valuable, so make the most of it. Shown here in the Genius Loci kitchen, this organised drawer can be designed with bespoke dividing sections. Kitchens from Valcucine start from £40,000.

Design detail
The streamlined appearance of the Form 1 kitchen in smoked oak with copper worktop adds to its appeal. If you look closer you’ll discover its hidden storage elements such as a shelf section which can be fully lowered down with the push of a button, into the worktop for a flush look. Also, the base units are designed as slim door fronts which can be connected to create drawers with different heights. Bespoke Scandinavian kitchens by Sola Kitchens start from £35,000 for the Multiform ranges.

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Prepare for serving
Designed to be a versatile workspace, the LAB40 kitchen system by Marchi Cucine features a chunky wood countertop that acts as both a worktop or breakfast bar. Surrounding this, there are wall and base units and cupboards to keep everything you need within easy reach.

Standing tall 
An example of how storage can make a beautiful display piece, the Bespoke Suffolk larder (shown here without doors) is painted in Smoke. The back of the cabinet is covered in the Kennet Carrara marble rectangular tiles and there’s a marble work surface in old English white. It’s from £3,130, Neptune.

Tucked away
Tall, hand-painted doors with glass windows open to reveal a bespoke walk-in pantry with shelves and cabinets to store dry, canned and jarred goods. It’s also a good place to keep recipe books and serveware that you don’t need immediately to hand. Mowlem kitchens start from around £30,000.

Spice it up
Make sure you consider even the smaller details when it comes to storage. The solid oak spice rack drawers from Record Cucine’s accessories range start from £170. Kitchens are from £40,000, Hub Kitchens.

Credit: Emma Foale (Words)
Published: As featured in EKBB Magazine, Issue 248, December 2016. Prices mentioned are at the time of publication 

Also read:
How to Get Your Home Ready to Host the Best Parties… The Bar
How to Get Your Home Ready to Host the Best Parties… The Dining Room
How to Get Your Home Ready to Host the Best Parties… Appliances

Do you have any storage tips when hosting a dinner party?

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