Stylish storage solutions

Stylish storage solutions

German specialist in kitchen hardware, Häfele is the perfect resource when it comes to kitchen design or renovation. We talk to Simon Lount, National Product and Marketing Manager, about the array of storage solutions on offer.

Why is storage so important in the kitchen?  
With the costs of building and buying going up nationwide, space is at a premium. Added to this, family plays such an important part in Kiwi lifestyles, meaning more space is needed in the home. The kitchen remains a vital part of this picture, and this is where Häfele comes in. 
Our storage solutions not only make the best use of the tiniest spaces, they are also easy to use and beautiful to look at. Aligned with strong European manufacturers, who are constantly investing in state-of-the art machinery and research and development, Häfele has the most comprehensive range of storage solutions for your kitchen in the New Zealand market.
 
Tell us a bit about the storage solutions that you offer. 
We have solutions for every part of the kitchen. Our Dispensa Pull Out Pantry offers an innovative, flexible storage solution. Each tray or basket can be individually hung at a height to suit the contents. With a range of widths and styles available, all options are covered. 
If you’re looking to fill that narrow space next to your oven, the No. 15 Under Bench Pull Out is perfect. It comes in three versions: oil/spice trays, baking tray storage and tea towel rack. And each will fit into a cabinet 150mm wide. 
Corners are always the hardest areas to make best use of in a kitchen, but the LeMans Blind Corner Unit is a solution like nothing else. Named after the iconic French race track because of its shape, the shelves move independently of each other, allowing full access to the darkest corners.
Häfele even has a great solution for those overhead cupboards – where glasses and plates can be hard to reach. The revolutionary iMove Pull Down Unit does precisely that – brings the contents of an overhead cabinet down to you.
 
What trends are we seeing in kitchen hardware?  
Handle-less kitchens are becoming more and more popular, and now we offer handle-less drawers that combine with soft-close fittings. The new Tipmatic Soft-Close from Grass gives you this sleek and clean look, while offering the beauty of a soft-closing silent drawer. 

What makes your storage solutions stand out? 
At Häfele we pride ourselves on offering only the highest-quality European hardware. Kesseböhmer designs, manufactures and produces all their items within Germany, ensuring complete quality control and European confidence. Grass, our drawer and hinge supplier, produces all their goods in their Austrian facility, working to the highest quality control standards. 
Additional features offer the consumer something special when using Häfele hardware – all our pantries are supplied with a unique anti-slip surface that prevents the goods from falling or slipping when the pantry is opened and closed; although, with the soft open and close fittings, this is rarely an issue.
 
What advice do you have for those about to embark on a kitchen design?  
The perfect place to start is ideasforliving.co.nz, which breaks down the process into three key considerations: what you will use your kitchen for, the Working Triangle of storage, preparation and cooking, and, finally, the products you can incorporate into your kitchen that will best serve your needs – such as tall units, under-bench units, corner units and drawers. From there, you can browse and view our best storage solutions. 

0800 4 HAFELE  |  ideasforliving.co.nz

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